KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: fake online tenancy contracts


Planning a life in UAE can seem quite difficult, especially with the ever changing laws and regulations. However, trying to find shortcuts and shady alternative methods is highly unadvisable. sums up the dangers of buying fake tenancy contracts.

What are they?

Some low-paid professionals in UAE who cannot afford to rent a home rent rooms or small partitions instead. However, when these individuals wish to sponsor their spouse or children, one of the key requirements is a tenancy contract and a proof of the person’s financial ability to sponsor the family.

Fake tenancy contracts are usually offered online by scam companies in order to provide a proof of address for individuals unable to afford rent. In these cases, these companies would provide a fake tenancy contract in order to help the individual sponsor a family member.

Why should it never be an option?

Selling and buying fake tenancy contracts is illegal under the UAE law, and can land both the seller and the buyer in jail. And it could also cause deportation and even permanently ban from re-entering the UAE.

In such situations the Ministry of Interior may issue an administrative order which calls for the immediate deportation of a foreigner if he has no way of supporting himself. This deportation order also extends to the deportee’s family who are under the sponsorship.

The lease registration done with the help of Ejari registration online is linked with the immigration server, that’s why the police can easily verify the occupant of the property.

What are the alternatives?

The laws were put in place to ensure a safe and comfortable life for both the resident and his family. An attested tenancy contract means that family members have a safe and legal home to stay in. If you are financially unable to provide for your spouse, you can get an employment visa through your employer until both of your are able enough to transfer the sponsorship. Be smart and follow the rules.

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