What are the rights of tenants regarding termination of lease agreements in case of death or departure from the country?
Tenants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have rights regarding the termination of lease agreements in case of death or departure from the country. Here are the main rights of tenants:
- Death: In the event of the tenant’s death, the lease agreement can be terminated by the tenant or their legal representative by giving one month’s notice to the landlord or the real estate agency. If the lease agreement is terminated, the security deposit must be returned to the tenant’s legal representative.
- Departure from the country: If a tenant leaves the UAE permanently, they can terminate the lease agreement by giving one month’s notice to the landlord or the real estate agency. The tenant must provide proof of departure, such as an airline ticket, and the security deposit must be returned to the tenant.
It is important to note that tenants must comply with the conditions for termination of the lease agreement, such as notice and restoration of the property. If the tenant does not comply with the conditions of termination, the landlord may withhold the security deposit or take legal action against the tenant for non-compliance with the contract.
It is recommended to consult the lease agreement and contact the landlord or the real estate agency for accurate information on lease termination procedures in case of death or departure from the country.