Abu Dhabi suspends rent evictions, blocking of bank accounts for two months - GulfToday

Abu Dhabi suspends rent evictions, blocking of bank accounts for two months


Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed delivers a speech about the UAE’s Covid-19 response, during a Sea Palace barza in Abu Dhabi. WAM

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday directed the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to halt all rental property eviction cases currently underway, along with executive procedures like imprisonment, blocking of bank accounts, seizure of vehicles, stocks and assets for a period of two months.


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The decision exempts cases related to alimony and labour disputes.

The move is in line with the UAE government's keenness to support members of society and reduce their burdens during the current situation.

UAQ Ruler issues resolution exempting establishments affected by suspension of services from fees, fines

Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), issued Resolution No.3 for 2020 exempting licensed local establishments affected by the suspension of services from fees and fines.

The resolution stipulates that after reviewing the resolution of the Umm Al Quwain Executive Council No.5 for 2020 regarding the preventive measures to contain the spread of epidemics and viruses, the following decision has been taken:

All local licensed establishments and companies affected by the decision to suspend their services as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19, shall be exempted from paying local fees due to the Umm Al Quwain government, such as fees for renewing licenses and rental contracts, and other fees or fines incurred that are determined by the Executive Council, until further notice.

The resolution aims to reduce the burdens on owners of establishments and companies in the emirate, and encourage them to continue operating their businesses.

The resolution shall be in force from the date of its issuance and published in the official gazette.


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