First Instance Lawsuit
First Instance Lawsuit


This service enables customers to sue in First Instance for all kinds of claims.

Service Form

No Form

Required Documents

1. A copy of latest lease (Ejari).
2. In the event of litigant being a natural person, s/he should attach a copy of her/his Emirates ID, and in the event of being a legal person/corporate body (company or establishment), copy of manager’s Emirates ID (stated so in the Commercial License) together with the latest copy of Commercial License.
3. A copy of the Landlord’s valid passport along with residence visa (for expatriate) and Emirates ID.
4. Management contract in force or Power of Attorney.
5. A letter from bank or bank statement mentioning Plaintiff’s IBAN (International Bank Account Number) in case of monetary claims.
6. A copy of Notorised Notice along with notification officer’s report or Registered Post along with receipt of Notice acknowledgement in case of eviction claim.

1. In the event of demanding a monetary claim alone, Payment Writ shall be filed.
2. A copy of Power of Attorney attested by Notary Public for legal agent and Emirates ID. In the event of being a law firm, must attach Commercial License of the law firm and being its representative, should produce an authorization/POA from the law firm.
3. A copy of inheritance certificate for heirs if (lessor) is deceased.
4. A copy of “Offer and Deposit” receipt when claiming lease renewal (if any)
5. A copy of correspondence such as: notices, irregularities, electricity and water consumption bills, etc., (if applicable).

Service Terms

All documents must be submitted in or translated legally into Arabic, and be uploaded on the Rental Disputes Center website according to the sections described in the system as no hard copies shall be entertained.

Service Fees

Not less than (AED 500) and not more than (AED 20,000) 3.5% of Annual Rent or Rental Amount if it is more or less than a year
in the following cases (eviction, lease renewal, rent claim, termination of lease in force, and return to the premises previously evicted from for demolition and reconstruction
Not less than (AED 500) and not more than (AED 15,000) 3.5% of Claimed Amount in case of monetary Claims
AED 500 In case of demanding the landlord handover of documents to turn them in to Authorities
AED 100 Service
AED 105 Fast Track “Tableegh” Notification
AED 25 Registration of Power of Attorney (if applicable)
AED 10 Knowledge fee
AED 10 Innovation fee
**If the suit includes additional claims, surcharges thereof shall be calculated according to the type of claims.

Service Procedures

Through Real Estate Services Trustees
Step 1: The customer visits one of the service centres (Real Estate Services Trustees)
Step 2: The customer electronically provides the required documents to the RDC staff to ensures their compliance
Step 3: The RDC staff enters the transaction data into the system, verifies and approves
Step 4: The customer pays the fees and gets a receipt of payment

Via the DLD website
Step 1: Sign up for an account (if you are not registered before), enter the RDC system and choose the service
Step 2: Upload documents
Step 3: Pay the fee electronically
Step 4: Attend the hearing through the tele-litigation system
Step 5: Receive the Judgment through the RDC website

Payment Method

Debit or Credit Cards

Service Channels

Dubai Land Department's website

Real Estate Services Trustees Centers

Issued Documents

First Instance Judgment

Service Time

Duration to complete registration: 10 minutes
Service duration: 8 business days