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Dispute Lawsuit (for Amicable Settlement)

Description

This service enables the litigants to file a (Conciliation) of dispute to help reach a settlement that satisfies the parties to the rental issues away from the litigation procedures but in a legal framework that guarantees the rights to all parties. In the event of settlement, the conciliation shall be signed by the parties and conciliator, and approved by a supervising Judge. Such agreement can be enforced at the Rental Disputes Center.

Required Documents
1. Plaint detailing the reasons of lawsuit and summary of claims. 
2. A copy of latest lease (Ejari).
3. In the event of litigant being a natural person, s/he should attach a copy of her/his Emirates ID, and in the event of being a legal person/corporate body (company or establishment), copy of manager’s Emirates ID (stated so in the Commercial License) together with the latest copy of Commercial License. 
4. A copy of plot map or new Title Deed issued by Dubai Land Department.
5. A copy of certificate of ownership if the leased premises are located in Freehold areas.
6. Personal data of Plaintiff and Defendant (landline, mobile, email).
7. Details of leased property, its type and Makani Number.
8. A copy of the Landlord’s passport along with residence visa (for expatriate) and Emirates ID.
9. Proof stating contractual relationship between Lessor and leasing office; lease, management contract in force or Power of Attorney.
10. A letter from bank or bank statement mentioning Plaintiff’s IBAN (International Bank Account Number) in case of monetary claims.
11. A copy of correspondence such as: notices, irregularities, electricity and water consumption bills, etc., (if applicable).
12. A copy of “Offer and Deposit” receipt when claiming lease renewal (if any)
13. A copy of Notorised Notice along with notification officer’s report or Registered Post along with receipt of Notice acknowledgement in case of eviction claim. 
14. A copy of inheritance certificate for heirs if (lessor) is deceased.
15. A copy of Power of Attorney attested by Notary Public for legal agent and Emirates ID. In the event of being a law firm, must attach Commercial License of the law firm and being its representative, should produce an authorization/POA from the law firm. 
16. All documents must be submitted in or translated legally into Arabic.
Note: All documents must be uploaded on the Rental Disputes Center website www.rdc.gov.ae according to the sections described in the system as no hard copies shall be entertained.
Service Procedures

​Dispute Lawsuit (settlement) service can be availed through the website (www.rdc.gov.ae) or through the external registration centers (Real Estate Services Trustee) having all required documents attached and fees paid. The RDC then communicates with the parties. In the event of agreement or waiver, the parties shall sign the agreement and then half of the court fee paid for basic claims is refunded. In the event of failing to reach an agreement, the case is referred to the First Instance Committees for judgment. 

Service Fee

​Not less than (AED 500) and not more than (AED 20,000) 3.5% of Annual Rent or Rental Amount if it is more or less than a year 

in the following cases (eviction, lease renewal, rent claim, termination of lease in force, and return to the premises previously evicted from for demolition and reconstruction
Not less than (AED 500) and not more than (AED 15,000) 3.5% of Claimed Amount in case of monetary Claims 
500 In case of demanding the landlord handover of documents to turn them in to Authorities
25 Registration of Power of Attorney (if applicable)
10 Knowledge
10 Innovation
Note: In case of seeking conciliation then reaching a settlement, half of the court fee paid for basic claims is refunded.
Service Branches

​Website (www.rdc.gov.ae)

Real Estate Services Trustees  (external registration centres) 

Related Services Dubai Rental Dispute Center
Additional Information
Last updated 10/02/2019 15:36:54
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