In Egypt, people who rent housing are covered by the
Residential, Commercial, Administrative Tenancies and
Rooming Accommodation Act 1996.
The Act applies to rented Houses, Offices, Flats, Shops, Lands, Farms Factories and Warehouses.
All types of rental housing and Commercial are covered by this Act including; private rental, public housing, government, employer-run and community managed rental accommodation.
This information applies to people who live in general tenancies (Houses, Apartments, Offices, Commercial rental etc).
A lessor is a person who owns premises and rents it to a tenant. A lessor can sometimes be called a landlord or landlady.
['Company'] does not recognize or use this title in any publications or legislation.
• Starting, during, ending a tenancy and when something goes wrong
detailed information about your rights and responsibilities throughout all stages of a tenancy.
• Forms for lessors
Forms that a lessor may require for the duration of a tenancy. The full suite of RTA forms including all forms that a lessor may require during a tenancy.
• Publications for lessors
Publications that may assist a lessor.
• Legislation for lessors
The legislation that applies to lessors.
• Median weekly rents
Quarterly reports showing the median rents charged for Cairo,Giza, New Cities, North Coast and Red Sea.
• Contacts for lessors
The contacts listed on this page may be able to provide further assistance to a lessor.
• The Office of State Revenue
The OSR can provide information about leasing your principal place of residence to tenants. You may not be eligible for the First Home Owner Grant and may incur transfer duty and land tax. Call 0122126844 to discuss your specific circumstances.
A tenant is the person who is renting residential premises under a residential
Tenancy agreement. This can also include a subtenant of a tenant.
• Starting, during, ending and when something goes wrong during a tenancy
Rights and responsibilities throughout all stages of a tenancy.
• Share houses
Share homes, co-tenancies, sub-letting and rental bonds.
Forms that a tenant may require throughout a tenancy.
Publications and resources that may assist a tenant.
Contacts which may be able to provide further assistance to a tenant.
• Starting a tenancy
Contains information about rental bonds, entry condition reports, tenancy agreements, share houses and supply of locks and keys.
• During a tenancy
Contains information about tenants rights and responsibilities, lessor/agent rights and responsibilities, paying the rent, other payments, entry to the premises, looking after the premises, emergency repairs, fixtures and inclusions and selling the premises.
• Ending a tenancy
Contains information about abandoned premises, when the tenant moves out, giving the correct notice and the exit condition report.
• When something goes wrong
Contains information about what happens when the tenant or lessor break the agreement, non-payment of rent, retaliatory eviction and other occurrences that may end the tenancy agreement.