Tenant must get security deposit refund while vacating flat - UAE INFO

May 30, 2018

Tenant must get security deposit refund while vacating flat


It is assumed that you have an original receipt from the owner confirming payment of the security deposit. The owner should refund the security deposit to you at the time of vacating this flat. This is in accordance with Article 20 of the Law No. 26 of 2007 regulating the relationship between landlords and tenants in the Emirate of Dubai (the 'Rental Law'), which states, "When entering into a lease contract, the landlord may obtain from the tenant a security deposit to ensure maintenance of the real property upon the expiry of the lease contract, provided that the landlord undertakes to refund such deposit or remainder thereof to the tenant upon the expiry of the lease contract." Based on the aforementioned provision of rental law of Dubai, you are entitled for refund of the security deposit.
You may approach the Dubai Rental Dispute Center with all the relevant documents including security deposit receipt and file a complaint against the owner.
Know the law
The landlord may obtain from the tenant a security deposit to ensure maintenance of the real property, provided that the landlord undertakes to refund such deposit or remainder thereof to the tenant upon the expiry of the lease contract.

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