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DIGITALISING LEASING IN UAE! A new initiative by the government of Sharjah can be proved to be reforming step towards digitalization in the country, especially in the real-estate sector. The authorities of Sharjah have simplified the moving-in procedures for the tenants based on a new service. This step was taken by the government during Gitex in 2022 and was issued by Sharjah Digital Office.

Under this procedure, the users of this facility can now move in the apartment or villa without physically visiting different offices to formalize the lease agreement and applying for SEWA (Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority) for the connection of water and electricity in the houses.

A digital signature is now allowed on the rental agreement signed between the landlord and the tenant and simultaneously attest their rental agreement. In addition, it also allows them to register their SEWA account which has been made possible through a unified digital interface created by the authorities.

Importantly, all sorts of rental agreements can be registered through the website “Digital Sharjah” or the app available in the respective phones. The website intends to simplify the move-in procedures for the new and existing tenants and allows document validation within seconds. In addition, the app integrates with the UAE pass to enable user authentication and prevent frauds or cheating. Moreover, now landlords can further save the details of the property to further re-leasing via same platform. Another important feature of this technology is that it allows its users to verify the owner’s details and possession rights as the app aligns with the Real-Estate Department.

One off the Best BSB Legal’s dedication to accuracy and legitimacy, every DIGITALISING LEASING IN UAE agreement is kept enforceable. By embarking the new Move-In Service, the Digital Sharjah Platform has straightened out its vision to streamline government services in one place and transforming Sharjah in a digitalized city by offering digital experiences to all its users and stakeholders.