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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Sharjah Municipality has announced reducing attestation fees for the residential lease contract to 2% from 4% until March 31, 2021.
The Municipality pointed out the decision comes in implementation of the generous directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC).
The decision comes within the second package of Sharjah government incentives to support government and private agencies, individuals and business sectors in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this regard, Thabet Al Tarifi, Director General of Sharjah Municipality, appreciated the directives of Sheikh Sultan and the approval of the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah for the second package of incentives which contributes to the strengthening of economy and investment system and to the happiness of all members of the society.
Al Tarifi clarified that the municipality began implementing the decision and provided communication channels with customers to facilitate procedures, pointing out that the decision includes the ratification of expired and new contracts as of Nov.1, 2020 until March 31, 2021.
He also noted that the municipality has updated the system for ratifying contracts to deduce 2% of the contract value, in addition to providing clients with several channels for ratifying lease contracts, including the municipality’s various service centres and the online service of the municipality, where the tenant can create a user account on the site, log in to it, click on the "electronic and smart services" option, then choose "services of the Rent Regulation Department," then follow the steps for certification.
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