A car rental contract of 100 dirhams costs the tenant 51 thousand dirhams

A car rental company filed a lawsuit against a tenant before the Al Ain Court of First Instance, in the conclusion of which it requested a ruling to oblige him to pay it 51 thousand and 196 dirhams, in addition to obligating him to pay fees and expenses.

She explained to her lawsuit: that the defendant had rented a car of the 2017 model from her for a day's rent on January 21, 2021, at a value of 100 dirhams. And 200 dirhams, in addition to the amount of 12,380 dirhams, the value of traffic violations committed on the car, and the value of Salik in the amount of 116 dirhams, in addition to the value of towing the car in the amount of 500 dirhams.

The complaining company submitted, in support of its claim, a copy of the car rental contract, a statement of the violation committed on the vehicle in question, a Salik statement, and an invoice issued for carrying and transporting cars stating that the vehicle was transferred from Fujairah to Al Ain in the amount of 500 dirhams, copies of the vehicle’s ownership, and the identity card of the defendant. Driver's licence, and the company's commercial license.

The court explained in the rationale for its ruling that it is established according to the Civil Transactions Law that the lease is the ownership of the lessor to the lessee by an intended benefit from the leased thing for a specific period in return for a known fee, and the fee is due by fulfilling the benefit or being able to fulfill it, and that the leased thing is a trust in the hands of the lessee who guarantees what is inflicted on him by any shortage or Damage or loss resulting from his negligence or transgression, and that the lessee must return the leased thing upon expiry of the lease term.

The court indicated that what is proven from the papers is that the defendant had rented a car from the complaining company for a daily fee of 100 dirhams and kept it under his hand for 381 days and did not present in the papers anything different from the foregoing. Until the date of the complaining company's receipt of the car, it is the responsibility of the defendant to pay it.

It pointed out that the defendant did not appear at the hearings to pay the case with any payment or defense or to submit evidence of his acquittal from the amount claimed, and then the case is valid and firm, and the complaining company must respond to its request.

Accordingly, the court ruled obligating the defendant to pay the complaining company an amount of 51 thousand and 96 dirhams, in addition to obligating him to pay fees and expenses.