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Old Feb 24th 2009, 6:14 am
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Rented a flat for 2 years in Dubai. Paid 1 check for the 1st year, gave PDC for year 2 dated Oct 2009.

In crisis now and need to leave. Landlord says he won't return the money.

What do I do?
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Old Feb 24th 2009, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by soonerindubai View Post
Rented a flat for 2 years in Dubai. Paid 1 check for the 1st year, gave PDC for year 2 dated Oct 2009.

In crisis now and need to leave. Landlord says he won't return the money.

What do I do?
cancel the check with your bank if it hasnt been cashed yet...
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Old Feb 24th 2009, 6:30 am
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Rented a flat for 2 years in Dubai. Paid 1 check for the 1st year, gave PDC for year 2 dated Oct 2009.

In crisis now and need to leave. Landlord says he won't return the money.

What do I do?
have you given your LL the correct notice time to quit?
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Old Feb 24th 2009, 6:31 am
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I still have 7 months left on the contract for thisyear. Any chance I can get my money back?

I have heard that the landlord can freeze bank account if I were to cancel next years rent check, any thruth to this?

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You would think that banks cannot cash a post-dated cheque but my boss found out from a routine look at his statement that a cheque to his Landlord dated 25th February had been cashed on the 15th...
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My contract says that I have to pay the rent until he finds a new tenant. Well he can drag this to forever?

Should I send a written letter stating reasons to break the contract ASAP? there is no notice time in the contract
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My contract says that I have to pay the rent until he finds a new tenant. Well he can drag this to forever?

Should I send a written letter stating reasons to break the contract ASAP? there is no notice time in the contract
Should you not have thought this possible scenario through before signing a contract without any notice period? On first impressions, it seems complete madness...and your username doesn't exactly help us sympathise with your current predicament. No doubt you will provide a genuine reason for the crisis (sudden ill health, for example) but honestly some people need to be better prepared.
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cancel the check with your bank if it hasnt been cashed yet...
Worth investigating, but not so easy to cancel a cheque here in my experience.

Could go into why on earth in October 2008 you signed up to a 2 year rental with no get out clause, but this is water under the bridge.

Ultimately, all the landlord wants is his money, so you need to find someone to take your place.
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Should you not have thought this possible scenario through before signing a contract without any notice period? On first impressions, it seems complete madness...and your username doesn't exactly help us sympathise with your current predicament. No doubt you will provide a genuine reason for the crisis (sudden ill health, for example) but honestly some people need to be better prepared.
Telling him off doesn't really help the guy, does it? if only everyone were as perfect as some of the people on this site......

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Telling him off doesn't really help the guy, does it? if only everyone were as perfect as some of the people on this site......

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My contract says that I have to pay the rent until he finds a new tenant. Well he can drag this to forever?

Should I send a written letter stating reasons to break the contract ASAP? there is no notice time in the contract
Soonerindubai, you can try the rental committee, go there directly (Dubai Municipality building on the creek in Deira, next to the Radisson Sas - ex-Intercon) and bring your contract. Beware, they'll ask you to open a case, most probably. And the judiciary expenses are 5% of the value of the rental contract.
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Worth investigating, but not so easy to cancel a cheque here in my experience.

Could go into why on earth in October 2008 you signed up to a 2 year rental with no get out clause, but this is water under the bridge.

Ultimately, all the landlord wants is his money, so you need to find someone to take your place.
BB, most of the contracts don't have that clause and come with a "NON NEGOTIABLE" stamped all over it. Mine, ever more: clause 5) and 6) specify that nor before commencing, nor during the year of rental I will be able, for any reason, to terminate my contract before the 12 months. When I asked it to be changed they told me: "you'll get 6 months penalty, if you leave it as it is, you can expect some mercy." And I don't like mercy, but had to record that conversation on a tape recorder and have faith that nothing will go wrong...
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Old Feb 24th 2009, 10:12 am
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Sorry, thought this was something to do with kidney dialysis...

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Get insured.

Burn the place down by accidentally leaving a frying pan on when you go out.

Problem solved .

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Originally Posted by GrecoRomano View Post
Soonerindubai, you can try the rental committee, go there directly (Dubai Municipality building on the creek in Deira, next to the Radisson Sas - ex-Intercon) and bring your contract. Beware, they'll ask you to open a case, most probably. And the judiciary expenses are 5% of the value of the rental contract.
thanks. Will try once again with the LL before I open a case. Will offer him 2months rent to get out.
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