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On 27 September 2018, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, issued Decision No. (25) of 2018 (‘Decision’) concerning Lease Dispute Resolution Committees (‘Committee’) and the Procedures followed before them. The Decision came into effect on 14 October 2018 and will be published in the Official Gazette.
The Decision introduces a number of new procedures, largely by way of exception from the general rules, to expedite and facilitate proceedings before dispute resolution committees. It repeals Decision No. (9) of 2010 on rental dispute settlement committees and their procedures.
In the interests of streamlining procedures to ensure a speedy disposal of rent cases, the Decision sets out a number of important principles which apply before and during proceedings, as clarified below:
The key provisions of the Decision in question are outlined above. The provisions aim to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants quickly and save time in the First Instance Committee, the Appeal and Cassation Committee. Before the Decision was enacted, landlords were subjected to a lengthy legal process to obtain an enforcement notice from the Committee. The Decision will contribute to expediting the court process and minimising the time spent by the Judiciary on such matters.