I have been staying with my family in a flat in Abu Dhabi since May 2002. In December 2011, the property agent I hired the flat from, handed it over to the landlord. We were then verbally informed that the whole building needed maintenance and we have to vacate the flat at the end of our current tenancy contract which ended in May this year. I approached the landlord to renew my contract for one year. He said he was ready to renew the contract but he wanted a 35 per cent increase from the current contract amount. I did not agree and approached the Rent Dispute Committee which advised me to deposit the amount in that office with only a five per cent increase as per the UAE law and renew the flat up to May 2013. Now, the landlord served a lawyer notice to me stating that I have to vacate the flat in September 2012. What should I do? Should I vacate the flat this month? I am worried about my two children who are studying in a school in Abu Dhabi. The building is in good condition and safe to live in. There is also no notice from the municipality or any other authority regarding the building safety. Please, advise.