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4th July 2011, 12:27 PM
I had made an 1 year Rental agreement for my Family accommodation and provided the 12 month post dated cheques. Now 5 month finished, Now the house owner is starting the construction of Building inside the compound wall; which is very close to my flat. So i am getting disturbance and noise due to construction.
I asked owner to cancel agreement, he refused cancel the agreement and refused to return the balance 7 cheques .
What can i do for next? Whom to complaint? What will be the expenditure if i make the court case?
Pls advice. Hope Forum members are aware about this matter.
6th July 2011, 11:30 AM
Advice to All. - The Final Answer - Terminating your Lease at any time :
The tenancy law in Oman is clear and relevant to any nationality, all tenants and all landlords. (HM Circular 6/89). Para 26 in all cases each party must give the other a written notice of three months minimum prior to the departure date.
This written notice to terminate the agreement must be written, send it by post and electronically or even deliver by hand - might be useful to get a signiture of receipt.
Keep a hard copy - make sure it has been received.
Notice can be payment in lieu of notice or paying the rent as normal, occupying the flat for 3 months as a tenant.
The tenant does not have to find a replacement for the landlord - optional, but not mandatory in the lease terms and conditions .
Any threats made by a landlord against a tenant should be reported to the local Muscat Municipality / threats of violence report to ROP.
If the Landlord refuses to accept the termination - go directly to the local municipality office - show all your documents.
The local office will write to the landlord asking for an explanation.
If no damage is done and the premises meet the required standard - all rent has been paid - in theory the deposit should be returned.
Report any non refunded deposit to the municipality.
The Lease is registered to ensure fairness to both parties, to ensure both parties act in good faith and both parties comply with the law (6/89)
Muscat Municipality are independent and very reasonable - if you have a dispute - gather your facts, bring your documents and present your case.
Remember - writing a cheque in good faith with intent to make payment and failing to honour it is an offence - if reported to the account holder will be tracked across the Gulf States via an inter connected database and can be arrested for possibly making off without payment or theft..
6th July 2011, 12:53 PM
Great Will... thx.
6th July 2011, 03:47 PM
I did that myself - Wrote to my land lord on January 2nd this year and said I wished to vacate the premises by April 15th (instead of September 15th - the Rental period - this was the 4th year in a row at the location). The landlord refused to answer my calls, letters or messages until the middle of May, where he stated we could leave, but had to find a replacement tennant before we left or he'd cash our rent cheque. Basically he screwed me, and even threatened to take me to the ROP if I blocked the cheque with the bank. So make sure you get a signed receipt of any letter you send, and accept the fact you will have to pay for 3 months.
9th July 2011, 09:44 AM
Thanks MR. Will, I have little confident now. Thanks for your detailed article. really its very helpful.
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