Deal to check illegal sub-leasing is inked

AL AIN — The Department of Public Services and Commercial Buildings in Al Ain (DBSCB), Khalifa Committee, has signed a contract with an international company for security guards to be posted in rental buildings instead of employing watchmen in a bid to prevent sub-leasing by tenants.

By Lana Mahdi

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Published: Wed 6 Jul 2005, 10:39 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:42 PM

An official said that the company would undertake its duties in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain starting August 1.

He said the DBSCB in cooperation with Al Ain Municipality will make all efforts to put an end to this sort of illegal leasing.

“Al Ain Municipality has announced that people involved in sub-leasing will have to face lawsuits by house-owners,” he said, adding: “The sub-lessee pays the original lessee to live in his flat or villa, and at times, the lease amount is more than Dh50,000 per year.”

Many cases of lessees renting part of their apartment to others in Al Ain city had surfaced, but this kind of arrangement is not part of the contract.

In other cases, employees who have residential flats allotted to them, particularly those working in government departments, rent out the flat to others and make a minimum of Dh2500 a month, he said.

The official said the security company will streamline and organise rental units in Al Ain City and its surroundings, and ensure its upkeep besides preventing illegal sub-leasing.

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