But in many cases, some landlords don`t want rental agreements signed. Low-wage expats opt for housing where the rent is set at a favorable price and is relatively cheap. “In some cases, they don`t show the actual amount of rent in relations with tenants,” he said, adding, “The municipality is currently dealing with many cases of undocumented leases.” All rental contracts or contracts must be registered with it, as well as administrative fees, MUSCAT: The municipality of Muscat has warned owners who rent their real estate without registering the contracts to bypass the 5% administrative fee. 2020 © All rights reserved to Oman Establishment for Press, Publication and Advertising (OEPPA) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). Example: If the monthly rent of 100 RO for a period of one year (100 * 12 months)* 0.05 = The website of the municipality of Muscat offers this service, extension _a lease form Note: In case of registration of the contract and non-payment of the indicated fees during the period of one month, a dementia compensation equal to three times the indicated costs is to be paid The rental fee in the sultanate, that the lessor must declare the rental contract to the competent municipality and pay the registration fees. Since the law provides tenants with important protection, including rent controls and eviction protection, although the obligation to register the lessor is the responsibility of the lessor, it is generally the tenant`s responsibility to ensure that this contract is duly registered with the municipal authorities. However, the parties may agree to transfer this responsibility to the lessee and, in any event, the lessee has the right to register the lease if the lessor does not do so. The following service helps to calculate leases based on the following example of contract registration fees; The value of the rents of the rental contracts is calculated as follows: (value of the monthly rent × duration of the contract) × 5%. Among the services provided by the services related to leases are the following: “This type of tax evasion has an impact on the collection of revenues that reach the municipality,” says the statement published in its Twitter manual. . . .