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Make Your Rent Contract Easier With EJAR(Updated 2024)

Jawazat & MOIMake Your Rent Contract Easier With EJAR(Updated 2024)

Table of contents

  1. WHAT IS EJAR?
  2. HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
  3. HOW TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD YOUR HOUSE RENT CONTRACTS AS A TENANT?
  4. HOW TO PAY YOUR HOUSE RENT THROUGH EJAR?
  5. ARE THERE ANY PENALTIES FOR PEOPLE NOT REGISTERED THROUGH EJAR?

Starting January 15, 2024, all residential rent payments in Saudi Arabia must be made through the Ejar online platform. This is a regulation by the Saudi Real Estate General Authority.

Here are some key points about the new system:

  • Landlords and tenants must document their lease agreement on the Ejar platform through a licensed real estate broker.
  • Rent payments are processed through Ejar’s approved digital channels, Mada or SADAD, using Biller 153.
  • Any proof of payment outside these channels will not be valid after January 15, 2024.
  • The Ejar platform transfers the rent payment to the landlord’s bank account within five days.

This new system aims to improve efficiency and transparency in Saudi Arabia’s rental sector.

What is Ejar?

The process of finding a residence is difficult, and one may go through many problems, including but not limited to with the help of (Ejar system);

  • The process is very manual. 
  • There is a lot of commuting involved.
  • Trust can be a factor of consideration. 
  • Considering constraints of budgets, leases, and areas.

The list of problems can go on and on. Hence, this problem has been a tough job for many families throughout the years.

Due to the increasing population and demand for suitable places for various families of different classes, the need of the hour was an innovative solution for the country’s ever-increasing population.

Ejar is an online solution to solve some of these problems by providing the main window to solve all these problems.

Ejar is a state-owned system aiming to develop and regulate the housing and real estate sector. Therefore, it aims to offer sustainable solutions for all parties involved in the rental process (the tenant, landlord, and real estate broker).

As a result, the Saudi government provides an online platform to develop a trusted housing society. It helps an individual or family easily find the house of their dreams in a populated country.

Moreover, it also helps reduce the overall time taken in the entire process.

How Does It Work? What Is The Process?

Ejar connects all the tenants, landlords, and agents involved in the deal.

Every agency member registers themselves by submitting relevant documents and completing the credit hours and training sessions to get the certification. Once registered, they upload their properties for rent.

A simple step-wise process between a landlord and tenant using Ejar is defined below;

  1. Firstly, the landlord creates the Ejar contract. The landlord has to ask for your Iqama and phone number to make a rental contract in the online system. 
  2. Secondly, To create the contract, the landlord has to pay a fee of SAR 250.
  3. After the landlord creates the house rent contract, the tenant will receive a notification via SMS.
  4. After receiving the notification, the tenant has seven days to reject the offer. Otherwise, it would be deemed an acceptance. 
  5. The Ejar SMS notification for the tenant would have a unique invitation link to register with the Ejar system. The tenant has to mention their Iqama number, username, and password. 
  6. After creating the account, the tenant can log into the account. 
  7. After logging in, the tenant can click the “Let’s Start” button. On the next page, the tenant should be able to review the contract and download it. (tenant is advised to read all its terms)
  8. On this page, the tenant can scroll down and see either ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the agreement. Once done, the tenant will receive a Time Passcode for the authentication. 
  9. The process should now be complete. 

How To View Or Download Your House Rent Contracts As A Tenant?

  1. You should log into their Ejar account using the specified username and password.
  2. Click on the “Contracts” tab. 
  3. You should be able to view all your active contracts on this page. 
  4. Click on the three dots.
  5. Press on ‘view contracts.’
  6. To download the contract, press “Download contract copy.”

How To Pay Your House Rent Through Ejar?

There are various ways you, as a tenant, can pay your rent using Ejar’s online system. It is one of the essential and handy services this platform offers.

Paying Your Rent Through a Mada Card:

  1. Log in to your Ejar account.
  2. On the Dashboard tab, you should see a “Make Payment” button.
  3. Click on “Make Payment.”
  4. The system should now show you the amount of rent installment due.
  5. You can now enter your Mada card or Debit card information to pay your rent. 

Paying Ejar System Using Sadad:

This method should allow rent to be paid through NCB Bank.

  1. As a tenant, you should be able to download the bank application through iTunes or Play Store. (If not yet downloaded or set up)
  2. Log in to your Internet banking account using your bank details.
  3. Select the option of ‘SADAD.’
  4. Browse to ‘One Time SADAD Payment.’
  5. Biller information should be ‘Gov. Agencies’.
  6. Ejar SADAD Code is 153.
  7. The subscription number should be the contract number from the Ejar website (relevant to the rental contract you are playing against).
  8. Click on ‘Proceed’ to complete the payment.

Paying Rent by a Bank Transfer or Cash:

Ejar also allows you to pay rent through bank transfer or cash. To do this, you can follow the steps;

  1. Login to your account and browse your dashboard. 
  2. Click on the ‘Request a Voucher’ Button.
  3. Enter your payment amount (this should reflect your rent contract payment amount). 
  4. Select your payment option ‘Cash or Bank Transfer.’
  5. Select your payment date. 

After the steps mentioned above, the landlord should issue you (the tenant) a receipt for the payment using the Ejar system – which is yet another feature of their services.

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Are There Any Penalties For People Not Registered Through Ejar?

Since this is a state-regulated platform, some penalties for not abiding by the regulations could exist. Some examples/fines are as follows;

  1. SAR 25000 penalty to any landlord not part of the Ejar system.
  2. Cancellation of the agent’s license for up to one year.
  3. SAR 1000 penalty for landlords who do not upload their rented property contracts. 

How To Sign In?

Every tenant should register the Ejar contract as it is a new requirement by the Ministry of Labor to renew Iqama.

  • Click on the identity register.
  • Create an account by entering a unique username and password.
  • Enter details about Iqama.
  • Enter the iqama number.
  • Write the verification code received on SMS by ejar.

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