All About Ejari Cancellation: Documents Required, Cancellation Fee and More

January 15, 2024

Ejari regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants by registering rental contracts. It is a system that standardizes the documentation, helps resolve disputes, and ensures a smooth transition of properties through a fair and transparent process. But what if the tenant opts for an early termination or decides not to renew the lease contract? In this case, Ejari must be canceled before the expiration of the contract.

It's crucial to note that Ejari doesn't undergo automatic cancellation. Failure to cancel it can pose challenges for tenants seeking to relocate to a different property and landlords attempting to lease their property to new tenants. Every tenant and landlord must know about the Ejari cancellation process.

What is Required to Cancel Ejari?

Inform the Landlord

First, the tenant must inform the landlord about the intention to cancel the Ejari registration. Discuss the reasons for the cancellation and any relevant terms mentioned in your rental agreement. Ensure that all outstanding dues, such as rent and utility bills, are settled with your landlord. This includes any fines or fees related to the property.

Prepare a written notice stating your intent to cancel the Ejari registration. Include details such as the property address, your name, and the reason for cancellation. Make sure to sign and date the notice.

Visit the Ejari Center

Go to the Ejari Center or its authorized service provider. In Dubai, for example, the Ejari service is often provided by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). Bring the necessary documents, including your notice of cancellation, identification documents, and any relevant rental agreements.

Fill out the Ejari cancellation form provided by the center. Provide accurate information and ensure that all required fields are correctly filled.

Inform Utility Providers

If utility bills are registered under your name, inform the relevant service providers of the cancellation to avoid billing issues.

Please note that the specific steps and requirements may vary depending on your emirate (e.g., Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah). It's advisable to check with the local Ejari authority or the property registration authority in your emirate for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

How do I cancel Ejari?

You can cancel your tenancy contract by visiting any of the Real Estate Services Trustee Centers. Or you can check the Dubai REST app, Dubai Now app or the Land Department website to cancel Ejari online.

If you want to cancel your Ejari registration, you can follow these general steps:

  • Visit a Real Estate Services Trustee Center
  • Submit the necessary documents, such as the termination letter, tenancy agreement, and no-objection certificate (NOC).
  • Transaction details are entered into the system, reviewed, and approved by an employee.
  • Pay the fees and receive a payment receipt via email.
  • Receive the contract registration certificate and lease contract.
Tenancy Agreement

Via the online system or application:

  • Sign up and create an account on the Ejari system/Dubai REST App (for first-time users), or log in and select the service.
  • Fill in the required details and attach the necessary documents.
  • Submit the application
  • Competent employees will review and process the application.
  • Receive an email notification if the application is approved.

Why do you need a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Ejari cancellation?

To initiate an Ejari cancellation, obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) or the Ejari cancellation letter from the landlord with the landlord's passport copy with a signature page or a copy of their Emirates ID is necessary. The Ejari cancellation NOC letter should contain the following details:

  • Name of the landlord
  • Building title
  • DEWA premise number
  • Plot number
  • The personal information of the tenant
  • A statement of vacancy
  • Signature of the landlord (matching the signature on his passport)
  • The company seal (if the landlord is a company)

Ejari Cancellation Fee

The process of cancellation via the application and the system is free. In case of cancellation via the trustee centers, the fee will be AED 40. You can pay cash or Noqodi via credit card.

Required Documents

These are the documents required if applied via a Real Estate Services Trustee Office:

  • The original standard tenancy contract shall not be canceled unless the contract is still valid; then, producing the contract is required
  • Show the applicant’s UAE ID card
  • Show the official power of attorney if the applicant is the attorney. If the official power of attorney is issued from the Emirate of Dubai, the power of attorney number can be entered without attaching it. Still, if the power of attorney is issued from another emirate, it must be attached.

No documents are required for the Ejari system for real estate companies, owners, and their representatives who can use the system.


How much time does it take to cancel?

It takes around four business hours (the system is transformed into an interactive one by communicating with IRIS, which electronically reads the data to reduce the completion and review time).

Does the automatic cancellation of your Ejari occur when the rental agreement ends?

By RERA law, a property should have only one active Ejari registration. This underscores the responsibility of landlords to cancel the Ejari when tenants vacate the premises promptly.

Can you cancel Ejari online?

To process an online Ejari cancellation, you must provide the Ejari certificate. If the certificate is unavailable, you can alternatively upload the tenancy contract. Once the form is completed and the Ejari cancellation request is submitted, you will receive an Ejari Termination ID via email.

For more information, get in touch with us at Provident