It was only last week that we revealed new rules in the UAE that allow tenants to lease their home to guests, well it seems there has been some more changes…

According to regulations by Dubai Tourism tenants who are renting a property can lease their accommodation to guests on a short-term basis provided they receive a no-objection certificate from their landlord and meet Dubai Tourism’s requirements.

Worried that some tenants might see this new move as an opportunity to make extra cash, Dubai Tourism is now clamping down on short-term lettings without permits, asking developers to monitor and inform apartment owners of any suspected wrongdoing.

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According to a statement to Emirates 24/7, Dubai Tourism officials said: “Owners who like to lease their properties on short-term basis should get their properties registered with Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) to ensure that the guest’s transition to the building is smooth and the house rules are implemented.”

Anyone caught leasing out holiday homes without the appropriate permits can face up to between Dhs200 and Dhs20,000 in fines. If they have repeated the same violation within one year of the previous office the fine can be as high as Dhs100,000.

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Thanks to its 365-days of sunshine, vast beaches and copious shopping opportunities, Dubai was voted one of the top six holiday destinations in the world. So, it’s no surprise that some tenants want to cash in on the demand for holiday homes.

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Understanding this demand, Dubai Tourism updated its regulations allowing private home owners to apply for a holiday home license without the need to go through an approved Dubai Tourism operator, providing they meet all criteria. The new regulations also allowed tenants, who are renting a property, to lease their accommodation to guests with a short-term permit. However, to do so they will need a no-objection certificate from their landlord and, of course, they will need to meet requirements set by Dubai Tourism, who will regularly inspect registered homes to maintain standards and issue penalties for non-compliance with regulatory demands.

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