I would like to clarify to the questioner that as per the law he is not empowered to cut off electricity to the tenant due to non-payment of rental shall follow the way of law to obtain his right. If the questioner decides to file a case against the tenant, pursuant to Article No. 25/1/A of Law No. 26 of 2007 as amended by Law No. 33 of 2008 which regulates commercial relationship between landlords and tenants of properties in Dubai, he shall firstly serve a 30-day notice of payment to the tenant through the Notary Public. Thus, the questioner, at the expiry of the said notice period without any payment being received, shall be entitled to file a rental case against the said tenant to claim the due amount and ask him to vacate the premises as per the law.
Questions answered by Advocate Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba of Al Bahar Advocates and Legal Consultants.