Furnished dwellings should be equipped with an inventory that should be checked accurately by the tenant before the contract is signed. Under the new Lease Registration Act, the lessor must register the lease within two months of the lease agreement at the Real Estate Lease Contracts Office – Doha Municipality. All current contracts must comply with the legal provisions within three months. The Office of Real Estate Leases collects an annual registration fee of 0.5% of the annual rental value of the premises, with a minimum of 250 QAR and a maximum fee of 2500 QAR. Finally, I advise tenants to take the rules into account when negotiating the terms of the tenancy agreement and to do their best to include them in the contract. Standard rules can play an important role in determining the final allocation of risks. I understand that most leases are standard contracts written by a page. Of course, policyholders can design unilateral provisions that strengthen their rights, unless you negotiate those provisions. You can do this easily and remind landowners that these rules are the rules of the legislature. Second, the tenant must use the rental property in accordance with section 610 BGB as agreed and, in the absence of such an agreement, the tenant must use it in accordance with the provision and as usual. For example, residential buildings cannot be used for commercial purposes.
In addition, without the consent of the landowner, the tenant is not allowed to make changes to the rental property that could cause damage to the landlord. For example, the tenant cannot divide a room in half, nor cover a balcony to turn it into a bedroom. Third, the tenant exercised due diligence in the use of the rental property. It is responsible for any loss or damage that its improper use of the leased property may cause. In order to meet this obligation, the tenant must also communicate to the lessor anything that requires the lessor`s intervention, such as the urgent repairs necessary for the property, the discovery of a defect, an illegitimate seizure, a challenge to the tenant`s use; or damage. What is remarkable is that the owner is not responsible for minor repairs, the tenant must make all these small repairs, unless otherwise agreed, smaller maintenance such as changing bulbs, fixing doors or windows, etc. The following article deals with the termination of a lease. Leases are usually for one year and can then be renewed for a further 12 months, provided both parties agree on the rental price.
A new rental fee introduced in 2008 prevents landlords from increasing the rent on properties already rented to tenants. Although contracts are usually concluded for a period of 12 months, the contract often provides one or two months` notice. However, this is accompanied by clauses that, in most cases, require penalties or a full rent payment for early termination.