Dubai suspends eviction judgements for residential, commercial property
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed said the suspension was for March and April and doesn't apply to abandoned homes
Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has suspended eviction judgments for residential and commercial facilities in March and April in the emirate.
The decision comes in line with the directives issued by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement preventive measures to help people overcome the challenges caused by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak.
Following the directives of @HHShkMohd, @MaktoumMohammed issues directives to suspend eviction judgments related to residential & commercial facilities.https://t.co/v1q2Hb3ZF6 pic.twitter.com/xv2cVtAzYE— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 25, 2020
Dubai Media Office reported that the suspension of eviction judgments was not applicable to abandoned homes.
Furthermore, Sheikh Maktoum also suspended imprisonment judgments on all rental related cases.
Earlier this week, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ordered the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to stop any rental eviction procedures amid the global outbreak of COVID-19.
The order was applicable to foreclosure on bank accounts, cars, bonds and real estate for two months