Tenancy Contract attestation is mandatory for Trade License
new/renewal, Family visa new/renewal and for Municipality related
Following documents are required for
Tenancy Contract registration in Sharjah:
Passport copy of landlord with specimen signature
Passport Copy of tenant and passport details should be written on
Ownership certificate of the property and details should be written
on the contract
Copy of Power of Attorney (for Real Estate offices). Original should
Electricity (SEWA) Bill
Additional conditions of Tenancy Contract should not be against the
law of Municipality general rules (Eg. Annual commission, Contract
cannot be renewed, Increment of rent value during the legal protection
Consult with Economic Development Department before attesting new
commercial Tenancy Contract
Get approval of concerned departments depending on the nature of
business activity (eg. Approval from Ministry of Health for Medical
Tenancy Contract Attestation Offices (Commercial and Residential)
Main building of Customer Protection Department, Industrial 5, Near
Sharjah Club Stadium and New Vegetable market.
Branches of Tenancy Contract Attestation Office (Commercial only)
Economic Development Department Main office, Al Liyah area, Al Khan
Economic Development Department branch, Industrial area 13, National
Sharjah Municipality Al Khalidiya Centre, Al Khan, Behind
Co-operative Society building
SEWA Office Abu Dang area, Al Qasimiyah, Behind Mega Mall Centre
SEWA Office, Al Nasiriyah area, Near Civil Defence Head office
SEWA Office, Al Maraijah area, Al Mina street
SEWA Office, Al Majaz area, Near Al Safiya Park
Registration Fee: 2% of the tenancy value.
Validity of Tenancy Contract: A
new tenancy contract is valid for three years in Sharjah.
Rent Increase: The rent of leased
residential units can be increased once in three years only in Sharjah.
Annual Renewal Fee: As per the
Municipality rule, landlords in Sharjah are not allowed to charge
tenants an annual renewal fee unless stated in the tenancy contract.
Rent Dispute Settlement Division
is located at Sharjah Industrial Area five.
Frequently Asked Questions
If landlord increases rent illegally, approach
Rent Dispute Committee
Q: We have been staying in Abu Shagara, Sharjah, for the last four
years. We started at Dh25,000 per annum for a two-bedroom apartment,
including parking charges of Dh2,000. Every year, our landlord
increased the parking charges by Dh1,000. At the end of three yeas,
our rent was hiked to Dh28,000, and now we are paying Dh34,000. Soon,
we are expecting the rent to be between Dh43,000 to Dh45,000.
If we go to Sharjah Municipality's Rent Dispute Committee, will we get
A: It may be noted that, in accordance with the notification of
the Sharjah Municipality, a landlord may increase the rent of a
leased property only after completion of three years from the date
of the commencement of the tenancy/lease contract.
Thereafter, any further increase in rent may be effected at the end
of two years. You may, therefore, try to prevail upon your
landlord not to increase the rent this year, as he had already done so
last year. Further, it is learnt that the Sharjah Municipality has a
Rent Dispute Committee that acts as the forum for addressing all
disputes relating to rental between landlords and tenants.
All disputes pertaining to rents of leased properties must be filed
with the Rent Dispute Committee. In view of the above-mentioned
conditions, it may be advised that if your landlord refuses to accept
your request for a reprieve this year, or if there is no amicable
settlement between you and your landlord on the issue of rent, you
may consider approaching the Rent Dispute Committee of Sharjah
Q: I understand that at the time of renewing a flat, I should
pay not more than Dh260 for renewal. The agent at International City
asked me for Dh1,000 to Dh1,500 to renew the contract. I stayed for
one year and the agent is asking me paint the studio apartment or pay
Dh250. I went to the police station whereby I have been told to pay
Dh150 for the painting. Is this rule applicable in Dubai?
A: As a general rule, a tenancy contract should be renewed on
the same terms and conditions unless the parties to the contract
otherwise agree. If the parties do not agree, the increase must be
approved by the Rent Committee. A landlord/agent cannot increase the
rent or related expenses without obtaining a verdict from the Rent
Furthermore, on one hand, while the law imposes an obligation upon the
landlord to hand over the property in good condition, on the other
hand, the law obliges the tenant to take care of the leased property.
No person, including the agent or landlord, is allowed to impose a
fine or decide the value of damage without obtaining a valid verdict
from the Rent Committee. If the condition of the paint is normal and
comes under normal wear and tear, it is the landlords responsibility.
Otherwise, it will be your responsibility.
It is worthy to note here that in case of dispute between you and the
landlord regarding its condition, the dispute should be referred to
the Rent Committee.
Q: Where can I buy Sharjah Municipality Tenancy Contract from?
A: Sharjah Municipality Tenancy Contract form available at
Emirates Post Branches on payment of Dh50.
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