Sharjah introduces updated rental rules

Sharjah introduces updated rental rules

The Sharjah Advisory Council has approved a new bill regulating the rental of real estate in the emirate of Sharjah for 2024, state news agency WAM reports. Members of the council, as well as representatives of the legal department of the government of Sharjah and the municipality, took part in the discussion and consideration of the document. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Council, Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi. The Council also discussed the bill and reviewed the reports of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee.

Advisor Dr Mansour Mohammed bin Nassar, Head of the Legal Department of the Government of Sharjah, welcomed the Council's role in completing the legislative process. He also stressed the importance of regulating the relationship between landlords and tenants in accordance with the laws of the emirate.

The previous law was issued in 2007, making it about 17 years old. It needs to be amended to meet modern realities; the report says. Khaled Falah Al Suwaidi, Director of Customer Relations at the Sharjah Municipality, noted that the new bill contains articles aimed at increasing the tourism, investment and housing attractiveness of the emirate. Council members also discussed the provisions of the document and the goals of regulating the relationship between landlords and tenants. Government representatives answered questions about the legal interpretation of the articles and their practical implementation.

The Council approved the draft of a new law on rental properties in the emirate of Sharjah until 2024 at its fifth plenary meeting, the second bill considered at the beginning of the eleventh legislative period. At the end of the meeting, Council Secretary-General Ahmed Saeed Al Jarwan announced that the next meeting would discuss the Council's recommendations regarding the policies of the Sharjah Tourism and Commerce Development Authority.

Register Your Interest