New rules for rent and registration of residents
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed more details about a new rule that requires residents to register all cohabitants in residential units. All co-occupants staying in a unit for a month or more need to be registered, the authority said.
These include the tenant’s family members and domestic help. For those staying in shared accommodations, the main tenant — under whose name the tenancy contract is registered — needs to add the details of those staying with him.
- Co-occupant’s name
- Emirates ID number
- Passport number (in case the co-occupant does not have an Emirates ID).
“Co-occupants can use the registration as a document of residence, but it cannot be used in place of a tenancy contract for government transactions. While registration of co-occupants is mandatory, the tenancy contract does not need to mention all their names,” the DLD added.
The authority is working to develop a “comprehensive statistical record” of all residents living in the emirate.