EJARI is an Arabic word which means “My Rent”. In Dubai it represents a legislative initiative issued by the Real Estate regulatory Authority (RERA). According to this law, all landlords, property management companies and land lord representatives must obtain EJARI certification in order to become authorized landlords to rent or lease their assets. The Ejari system regulates the rental market of the real estate sector and has been designed under the section of law number 26 of 2007 to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants. All individuals and real estate companies working as landlords have to register tenancy agreements using EJARI.
RERA announced that effective 14 March 2010, all rental / lease contracts for Dubai properties must be registered through its new EJARI online portal. The EJARI electronic registration web service is designed to meet the requirements of the law and to establish a robust regulatory system for the rental market and protect the rights of everyone involved. Ejari has been designed to ensure that rental agreements are fair and transparent to the parties involved and that their terms and conditions are given full weight.