Over 100 to lose tenancy for sub-letting their flats

ABU DHABI — Tenancy contracts of around 120 tenants will be cancelled for sub-letting their flats, according to a decision taken by the Department for Social Services and Commercial Buildings in Abu Dhabi (DSSCB).

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Tue 24 Jul 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:19 AM

The tenancy contracts for these flats will be issued to the sub-tenants who had been sub-let the residences.

Juma Al Mansouri, head of the Rental Section at DSSCB, told Khaleej Times that the original tenants lose their legal rights on tenancy contracts immediately after they sub-let the flats.

“No one, other than the tenant himself or his family, can utilise the leased unit without a written approval from the DSSCB,” Al Mansouri stressed.

The official disclosed that the DSSCB was receiving many complaints from sub-tenants against the original tenants who were persistently demanding hikes in rents by as up to 200 per cent per annum. If the demands were not being complied with, they were forcing the sub-tenants to vacate the flats.

Al Mansouri said the DSSCB was currently conducting surprise raids to take appropriate action against the violators.

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