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New Regulations Governing the Leasing of Holiday Homes in Dubai

9/5/2016

Private homeowners are now allowed to apply for a holiday home license without obtaining the prior approval of a DTCM operator.

According to a press release, the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has updated its regulations relating to holidays home in order to become more competitive. These new regulations are particularly aimed at private homeowners.

Private homeowners are now allowed to apply for a holiday home license without obtaining the prior approval of a DTCM operator. The DTCM has further facilitated the application process for licenses submitted by individual owners and authorized tenants. The DTCM’s website has been updated to reflect this new application process.

The new regulations provide details regarding requirements that homeowners need to meet in order to apply for a license. These requirements relate to quality standards, amenities, health and safety, insurance necessities, code of conduct and wider community integration. The rental must be fully accommodated and room sharing rentals are prohibited.

It is also interesting to note that tenants who are renting a property are now allowed to lease their accommodation as a holiday home with a short-term permit, upon condition that they submit a no objection certificate from their landlord and meet all DTCM requirements.

Upon inspection of registered homes, the DTCM may issue penalties for non-compliance with regulatory demands.

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