Khaleej Times, Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 | Sha'ban 17, 1444
Renting in Sharjah? New card replaces documents for contract attestation
The Sharjah Municipality on Thursday started issuing the new lessor's cards,
which replace a number of documents that landlords and tenants are required to
submit for contract attestation.
The card, issued to the landlords, is expected to shorten the time it takes to
complete rental formalities, the civic body said.
Instead of submitting papers when getting rent contracts attested, customers
will just have to present the card. The municipality will just have to swipe or
scan it to obtain the necessary details.
Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazien, director of the Rental Regulation Department, urges
landlords and real estate offices to apply for the card once a contract is
signed by a tenant.
There are two ways to get a lessor's card, he said:
>> By visiting the Customer Service Centre of the Rental Regulation Department
in the Fifth Industrial Area
>> By contacting the office via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the requirements:
>> Copy of the owner's passport
>> Owner's ID
>> A copy of the property title deed
For real estate offices:
>> Or the land plan for the 'grant'
>> A copy of the commercial licence of the real estate office
>> ID card of the licence owner
>> A copy of a valid legal agency
>> Agent’s identity card, if any