Articles 25 (2) and 26 of Dubai Law No 26 of 2007 which regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants in the emirate of Dubai state that landlords may demand eviction of tenants prior to expiry of tenancy period in the following cases:
a. If development requirements in the emirate requires demolition and reconstruction of the property in accordance with government authorities’ instructions.
b. If the property requires renovation or comprehensive maintenance which cannot be executed while tenant occupies the property, provided that a technical report attested by Dubai Municipality is submitted to this effect.
c. If landlord wishes to demolish the property for reconstruction or to add new constructions that prevent tenant from benefiting from the leased property, provided that necessary licenses are obtained.
d. If landlord wishes to recover the property for use by him personally or by his children.
Article (26): If, upon expiry of the tenancy period, the landlord demands recovery of the property for his own use, or use by his children, and the committee approves the same, then the landlord shall not rent the property to others before one year from date of recovery of the property, otherwise the tenant shall have the right to request the committee to order proper compensation to him.
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