Early termination of tenancy contract & Dubai’s rental law
In simple words, there are no provisions for ending a lease agreement early within the tenancy laws of Dubai. It is only the landlord-tenant relationship that is governed by the rental law.
The lease agreement is enforceable by law, as stated in Article 7 of Law No. (26) of 2007, which states that the landlord and tenant are bound by it and cannot cancel it without proper consent from both parties.
It was previously required for both tenants and landlord to provide a 90-day notice period in cases where the rental contract was not to be renewed. But ever since the Law No. (33) of 2008 was passed by the authorities, it is no longer necessary for either party to present a 90-day notice period in case they are not interested in renewing the tenancy contract. Instead, the Dubai rental legislation was modified to give precedence to the terms set forth in tenancy contracts. As a result, it’s critical that tenants are sure they’re familiar with the notice period specified in their contract. In case early termination is not mentioned in the tenancy contract, it is possible for the landlord to ask for compensation if the tenant wishes to leave early.