Only 31% of respondents challenged proposed termination and of those over 84% did so by way of direct negotiation. A large percentage of Dubai tenants have found a way to avoid termination of their rental contacts, according to a recent report.
“Only 31% of respondents challenged the proposed termination and of those over 84% did so by way of direct negotiation. Where a challenge was issued, either directly or through the Rental Committee, over 64% were successful,” Hadef & Partners, a UAE-based law firm, said in its report 'The legal state of the Dubai property market.'
Emirates 24|7 had reported earlier that the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre, the judicial arm of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), had become operational from December 2013 and would resolve most of the disputes in a maximum of 30 days. The centre was established following the issuance of Decree No. 26 of 2013 and is aimed at enhancing legal procedures that facilitate settlement of rental disputes.