Regular leases (234.7 KB PDF) do not have a date when the lease expires. They will continue until the tenant or landlord announces in writing the termination of the lease. Landlords and tenants are aware of the form of green rental that is widespread in the market. Starting this month, they will have to use a new single lease for all residential, commercial and commercial contracts. The biggest difference between the green form and the new uniform form is the abandonment of illegal notions. For example, the old form contained clauses that state that the renewal is left to the discretion of the owner and that the lease is void and not entitled after the expiry date. Under Dubai`s right of tenancy, a tenant has an automatic right of withdrawal, unless a valid legal reason is granted and a termination for eviction. A rent ceiling for rental contracts in Abu Dhabi was first introduced by Law 20 of 20 of 2006 on the rental of premises and the regulation of the relationship between landlords and tenants in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi («owner and tenant right») as amended. The rent ceiling was subsequently abolished on November 9, 2013, but now, as a result of Resolution 14, the 5% annual ceiling has been reinstated effective December 13, 2016.

The landlord must provide the tenant with a copy of the amended contract and keep one for their documents. On the other hand, a lease is advantageous for a lessor because it offers the stability of long-term guaranteed income. It is advantageous for a tenant because it is stuck in the rent amount and length of the rent and cannot be changed, even if the real estate values or the rent increase. Al Tamimi`s real estate team regularly advises on real estate issues in Abu Dhabi. For more information, please contact David Bowman ( or Maha Dahoui ( A rental agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant that covers the rental of real estate for long periods, usually for a period of 12 months or more. The lease agreement is very specific in detail of the responsibilities of both parties during the lease and contains all the information necessary to ensure that both parties are protected. All the same provisions are contained in a monthly lease as in a standard lease; however, either the tenant or the landlord can change the terms of the contract at the end of each month. The landlord has the option of increasing the rent or asking the tenant to leave the premises without violating the lease.

However, a landlord must give a good 30-day message to stop before the tenant leaves the property.