Renting a property in Dubai can seem like a daunting task, especially for first-time renters. Finding a rental with the aid of a top real estate brokerage can hugely decrease the stress involved in the process. At Fidu Properties, we believe in empowering clients with the appropriate information they will need to rent a property in Dubai. To put this principle into action, we have compiled a guide to aid rental transactions:
Any person residing in the UAE, who has a personal current account and cheque book, can rent a property.
A Valid Passport copy
A Valid Visa copy (if you are a resident) OR
A letter from your employer stating that your visa is being processed
You will need to pay to register the tenancy contract with Ejari as per Article 22 of Law Number 26 of 2007. Ejari is an online portal that requires every tenant and landlord relationship to be registered, to safeguard the interests of both parties.
When you reserve the property, you will be required to pay the landlord a security deposit - usually the amount of one month’s rent.
Rents have to be paid either bi-annually or quarterly, usually in the form of a cheque addressed to your landlord.
After the EJARI registration, you will need to activate water and electricity utilities through the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA). You will need to provide your DEWA number - a unique reference number for your rental - and a copy of your passport and Emirates ID.
Be sure to take plenty of pictures of the property at the beginning of your tenancy to reinforce your claim of the security deposit at the end of your tenancy contract.
Make sure to enquire about furnishings. You might need to purchase certain amenities before you move in.
Check the access points of the building and ask for any security codes or swipe cards you may require to enter the building.