What is Ejari Dubai?

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.

How does it works?

Registering through Ejari is a simple process requiring little technical expertise and requiring only basic details of agreements such as the details of the property, the name of the rental company, and the terms of the agreement. Once the agreement is entered into the system and registered, it is allocated a unique barcode which acts as its reference throughout the life of the contract. RERA will keep its own record of the agreement and update changes to the register as these occur.

Why Ejari?

Execution of Ejari registration enables the authorities to construct a full and accurate picture of Dubai’s rental market which plays a vital role in planning for the future of Dubai’s Real Estate sector and its ability to influence factors such as supply and coherently the level of prices in the market. 

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Benefits of Ejari

With Ejari, both ends of a rental contract are uniformly served, providing protection to landlords, management companies, and tenants, while agreeing with the terms of each rental contract. The solution also serves to establish clear payment terms to protect the interests of all the parties when advance rental payments are made.

Once the registration process is complete, a rent receipt can be produced through the system. One of the main benefits ensured by Ejari are the uniformity and standardization of rental contracts, the ease of use, and the time saved on producing documents and receipts that are required for tenancy agreements.

Ejari serves to build and maintain a trusted and regulatory community environment for the real estate industry in Dubai so as to benefit both the landlords and tenants through complete transparency.

Industry benefits of the system include the following:

  • Access to official and updated information of all leased properties in Dubai
  • A means of creating legalized tenancy contracts accompanied by standard issue rent receipts
  • The ability to safeguard the rights of landlords and tenants by maintaining tenancy contract details
  • The full audit ability of transactions, in case of a dispute.

Ejari Online Registration Benefits

We provide email and live chat help six days a week (excluding Fridays, which are public holidays), for a total of ten hours every day (9:00 am to 7:00 pm). At every level of the registration process, we assist candidates.

The following activities are included in the online service:

  • Documents are transmitted via our web interface (or, if applicable, by e-mail).
  • Collection of Ejari commissions through one of our payment gateway partners (eg PayPal).
  • Checking the completeness and accuracy of the documents supplied by the applicant in accordance with the RERA regulations.
  • If one of the needed documents is missing, incomplete, or erroneous, remote assistance is available until the documentation is complete.
  • At the Ejari office, the applicant is represented.
  • On behalf of the candidate, drafting the Ejari application form.
  • Receipt of the Ejari contract/certificate; payment of the Ejari registration fee to the RERA office on behalf of the applicant.
  • Provide the applicant with an Ejari registration certificate and evidence of payment.

Ejari Online

There is no better alternative than hiring an Ejari specialist to take care of everything for you if you have rented a property in Dubai and don’t want to bother about registering your contract with RERA. I will represent you in dealings with the authorities. The ejari online service has a number of benefits:

  • A free online consultation is available.
  • Expert assistance and an Ejari guide to obtaining the necessary documentation.
  • Registration for a lease is simple and quick.
  • In Dubai, there is no need to drive or visit an office.
  • Online payment is safe and secure.
  • Ejari Certificates are given to your inbox online.

The main goal is to make our customers’ lives a little easier by relieving them of one worry. We know what we’re doing and how to do it well. We excel at what we do. Surprise yourself by discovering how simple and painless it is to register for a lease with Ejari.

Fee for Ejari Registration Online

The cost of Ejari’s online check-in service, including VAT, is only AED 365. You must additionally pay the certificate registration charge, the Ejari license, and other fees in addition to the online fee. The entire cost, which includes RERA and other government taxes, is AED 585 plus VAT.

Here’s where you can find out how much it costs:

  • The cost of registering for a certificate is AED 100.
  • The cost of an Ejari license is 55 AED.
  • AED 10 for knowledge.
  • The charge for innovation is AED ten.
  • 40 AED as a tip
  • AED 5 in VAT
  • AED 365 (express online service + VAT) (fully refundable if registration in more than 7 days). 

Free Advice for Ejari

The price can be paid using PayPal on this website. PayPal was the first online payment processor in the world, allowing users to pay with any credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, etc.). You can use your existing PayPal credit to pay if you already have a PayPal account.

Please keep in mind that Ejari fees are computed in US dollars. They don’t impose any additional conversion costs because the AED / USD exchange rate is established at a standard rate of 3,673 dirhams per dollar.

PayPal payments are completely secure, as data is transmitted using the most up-to-date encryption technology (256-bit SSL encryption).

Requests are typically processed within 24-48 hours, with a 7-day delivery guarantee. If they don’t deliver within this time frame, they will give you a full refund, no questions asked! Please visit the website terms and conditions for further information on refunds and money-back guarantees.

How to Cancel Ejari?

Customers have the option of canceling their previous contract online or by visiting an Ejari office in Dubai and making the request in person. Cancellations made online are typically handled within 24 to 48 hours. It will be allowed to complete the registration of the new tenancy contract after the former contract has been canceled. To cancel Ejari, you will have to provide certain documents and follow a particular process.

Documents required for Ejari Cancellation

  • Emirates ID of the applicant
  • Tenant’s passport
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate)
  • DEWA bill
  • Emirates ID of the landlord

Some Additional Documents

  • Title Deeds
  • Emirates ID or passport of the new owner
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Emirates ID of the representative

How to Renew Ejari Online?

The online method for renewing Ejari is the same as the process for registering Ejari online. The primary difference is the switch in service, where instead of registering, you will select “Ejari Renewal” from the services tab.

Documents Required

  • Original tenancy contract.
  • Original Emirates ID card.
  • A copy of the owner’s passport or an Emirates ID.
  • A copy of the deed certificate
  • If the renter is a company, a copy of the business trade license is required.
  • If the renter is a person, a copy of their passport is required.
  • It must be brought in the case of a contract signed by power of attorney. If it comes from anywhere outside than the UAE, it must be verified by the UAE Foreign Ministry. 

How to Register Ejari Online?

To use the Ejari online registration system, create an account on the official Ejari website. Ejari accounts may only be opened by the persons listed below on the official website:

  • The landlords or their representatives.
  • Services provided by Property management companies.
  • Brokers in real estate transactions.

Tenants cannot register for an Ejari Dubai account on the official website, however they may register for Ejari online using the Dubai REST app. Tenants can also consult with their real estate agent(s), who may already have an Ejari Dubai account, to get the process completed on their behalf.

Documents Required

  • Passport of the landlord
  • Emirates ID of the tenant
  • Title deed of the rented property
  • Original unified tenancy contract

Some Additional Documents

  • UAE residence visa
  • Passport
  • Recent DEWA bill
  • Trade license (s) in case of commercial properties

The process for landlords who want to register the Ejari tenancy contract on the Ejari website is fairly simple. They only need to perform the following:

  • Visit the official Ejari website
  • Create an Ejari account
  • upload the documents required for Ejari
  • Pay the Ejari fees
  • Submit application

After you complete your Ejari Dubai application, you will get your registered Ejari tenancy contract through mail within 24 to 48 hours (working days).

What is an Ejari Number?

A unique Ejari ID number is included in the official Ejari contract. This number is required to open a DEWA account, which you can now do simply online. Keep in mind that if you want to extend your contract for the same location next year, you’ll need to complete a new Ejari registration. 

Ejari FAQ's

“My rent” is a close translation of the Arabic phrase “Ejari,” which gives you a decent picture of what this system is like. Ejari was established in Dubai in 2010 to regulate and support the rental industry in the city, as well as to safeguard both landlords and tenants. As a result, Ejari registration is mandatory. 

Yes, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) need the Ejari certificate to open an account. This means that if you don’t have an Ejari certificate when you move in, you can be without electricity and water. Before granting access cards, A/C connections, and/or movement permissions, many building and community management businesses will require an Ejari certificate. If the rental agreement has not been registered with Ejari, local courts will not hear the case. 

Ejari is mandatory if you are looking for a tenancy in Dubai.  There is no doubt that everyone knows about Dubai’s terms & conditions. Ejari is also one of these terms. Landlords in Dubai can face up to a huge AED as a penalty for non-registration of the rental contracts on Ejari. 

Yes, but you can only do Ejari online so as a renter using the Dubai REST smartphone app. Any websites that claim to be able to help you with this are either obsolete or false. They can only verify that you have all of the necessary paperwork before requesting you to sign the contract in person. 

The official Dubai Land Department app, Dubai REST, is available for Android in the Google Play Store and iOS in the iTunes Store. One of the major advantages it offers is the Ejari online Dubai service. You’ll need your Emirates ID to sign up for the service, and the app will walk you through the document upload procedure. You will be requested to pay an Ejari fee of around AED 175 (roughly). The service is new, so the owner will have to authorize the request through the app as well. As a result, you’ll require a tech-savvy owner. It is reported that approval can take up to two days. If anyone attempts to utilize the app and are unable to complete the procedure for any reason, be sure to cancel the process in the app before attempting it again. This will save you time, as the staff otherwise would have to do it for you.

Ejari is now being prosecuted by five government offices in Dubai. There is no need to make an appointment; simply come up with the proper documentation and you will be issued a ticket. Depending on the time of day, waiting times range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. It will take roughly 10 minutes to finish the procedure after your ticket has been viewed. 

Testimonials

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I bought the apartment UK through Ms.Shireen Khan of Binayah who followed up right from the time of showing the few properties as well as finalisation of the property. I was very happy with entire process which went very smoothly.
by Rajiv
Landlord, London - UK
I would like to thank those who give me a good service especially Zita Marian Hammond who keep me updated and excellent communicator , well done
by Mohamed Toubella
Landlord
With no second thought, I have just renewed my Rental Contract. It's always so comfortable to talk to someone on the other line, Who Helps & Understands the Situation. Ms.Zita has been so supportive for the last one year whenever I had any facility/maintenance issues and very prompt & responsible. Finally, I am a very happy Tenant 🙂
by Naga Gajula
Tenant

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