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New Rent Dispute Resolution Committee established in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi residents can now settle their rent disputes quickly and amicably with the establishment of a rent dispute settlement committee.

This is in accordance with an ordinance issued by Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.


A similar committee has also been established at Al Ain, chaired by the judge Al Mubarak Awad.


The panels will be responsible for immediate settlement of disputes between landlords and tenants. The decisions will be taken based on temporary procedure applications submitted by either party.


The committee membership is for a period of one year, which could be renewed annually, based on the ordinance.


No members will be allowed to participate in any procedures, which could create a potential conflict of interest between them and the parties to the dispute, or if they have direct or indirect interest in the dispute, the new ordinance states.


The new law also stipulates a ban on members who have relative consanguinity or relationship by marriage up to the fourth degree, or act as agents, legal representatives or custodians for either party to the dispute.


The members of the committee shall be named by the Judicial Council and shall report to the Council. Each committee will have minimum of three judges.


Shaikh Mansour issued another law, establishing Rent Dispute Settlement Advisory Committee and a Cessation Committee, and two Appeals Committees.

Posted on 5/4/2010


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