Moving to, or within Dubai next month? Read this!
Apartment dwellers, this is for you!
If you're planning to move anytime soon, you must have your tenancy contract attested before moving day!
Previously, one could have the contract (also called Ejari) attested after moving in. Now, the Ejari is essential for the activation of water and electricity services in Dubai.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that attesting tenancy contracts will be mandatory for the activation of electricity and water services beginning July 1, reports Gulf News.
Tenants must attest their tenancy contracts at any of 800 real estate offices approved by Dubai Land Department. They no longr have to visit Dewa’s customer happiness centres, as the two agencies are now linked, saving time and effort.
Once the Ejari is attested, the customer will receive a welcome message from Dewa via e-mail and SMS, which will include the account and premise numbers, along with a link to pay the security deposit.
Once the security deposit is paid, electricity and water services will be activated for the customer, all before they even move in!
Remember, Ejari attestation is now essential!