Dubai: Building managements are issuing eviction notices to people found sharing apartments in Tecom areas.
In a bid to crack down on unauthorised sharing in new Dubai, they have also introduced a rule under which people must seek permission from them before moving out.
“The policy is intended to ensure that it’s the tenant who is moving out and not anyone else,” said Abdul Jalil, leasing manager, Al Abjar Real Estate.
A notice on one of the buildings — Al Shaiba Tower — read: “Shifting of furniture etc. requires permission from the accounts office and if the move-out falls on a public holiday, you must obtain a permit the day before.”
“Our building is only for families and we ensure this when they register as tenants. We even take an undertaking from tenants that the lease will only be for family accommodation. Despite this, sometimes tenants bring others to live in. No sooner we identify such a flat, we immediately issue an eviction notice,” said Jalil.
A similar ‘moving-out policy’ has been introduced in another building in Tecom. “We’ve issued eviction notices to people sharing illegally,” said a building manager here.
In an email response, a Tecom spokesperson said: “It is the responsibility of building owners what management rules and regulations they put in place in terms of tenants occupying their buildings, but these must be in line with government regulations. Tecom Investments has no responsibility in this regard.”