Tenents Guide

Tenants Guide for Property for Rent

It’s indeed a challenging task to rent a house in the UAE, especially for those new to the process. This is why our experienced real estate agents have curated a comprehensive step-by-step tenant’s guide for property for rent. It will help you find a rental property in Dubai easily and without any hassle.

Step-by-Step Tenant’s Guide for Property for Rent

Decide Your Budget

Budgeting is crucial for renting a house as it will help you determine what is affordable. Once you choose your budget, you can narrow down your choices and find your dream home to rent and move in. To decide your budget, factor in monthly running costs like utilities and DEWA and upfront costs like rent, deposit, and commissions.

Seek Assistance from a Real Estate Broker

Work with our real estate broker to find a great place to rent. We will assist you throughout the process, from keeping you abreast of the latest listings to suggesting good rental options.

Our RERA qualified broker can also negotiate lease terms, service charges, and rental payment. We can help you with renting a property at a competitive price, ensuring the process is smooth.

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Secure the Property

As soon as you find a property to rent, make an offer. However, when you make your request come prepared with the following. It is to secure the property and finalize the deal.

  • Your visa and Emirates ID
  • Three cheques for the deposit (two cheques should be in the landlord’s name and the third one in the brokerage’s name)
  • First rental payment
  • Pay a refundable security deposit
  • Broker’s commission

Once all the lease aspects are finalized, and the annual rent is agreed upon, your broker will use the Unified Ejari Contract.

As soon as you sign the tenancy contract, and your cheques clear, you will receive the keys to your rental property. It means the tenancy agreement is made, and it is time to move in.

Sign Tenancy Agreement and Register Ejari

Another essential aspect to highlight in this tenant’s guide for property for rent is to register your tenancy with Ejari. You will have to do it after you sign the tenancy agreement. It is mandatory in Dubai, and you can do it at a different center across Dubai, such as Manara Center. For this, you will need:

  • A copy of your tenancy contract
  • A copy of the ID of your landlord
  • The title deed’s copy

You need it to ensure Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) connection. You cannot set up a connection under registered with Ejari. However, you can apply for both at the same time.

For more information on Dubai Marina renting a property or service assistance, enquire now.

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