Tenant's guide

Renting a property in the UAE might be intimidating, especially if you are new to the country, but it does not have to be. Follow our easy step-by-step rental instructions to enjoy a stress-free experience locating your dream house.


Set up a budget.

Budgeting for your ideal property is essential whether you are a first-time renter or seeking to upgrade from an apartment to a villa. You should make sure that your rent is suitable for you and does not surpass your means. Make sure you’ve included monthly running costs like DEWA and other utilities, as well as all upfront charges including a deposit, upfront rent, DEWA connection, removals, and commissions.


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Working with a real estate broker will assist you in finding a house in a competitive market and negotiating lease terms with your landlord. A professional broker will keep you informed of new and upcoming listings and will be able to provide other solutions that meet your needs. It is critical that your broker is educated about the regions in which you are interested and is properly RERA accredited.

All viewings should be attended by your broker, and any maintenance concerns should be noted so that your broker may arrange for repairs before you move in.


Protect the property.

Once you have found a property that you love you are ready to make an offer. At the point of offer, you will be asked to provide your Emirates ID and visa and write three cheques for the deposit, the first rental payment and your broker’s commission. The first two cheques should be in the name of the landlord and the third in the name of your broker’s company.

Once all aspects of the lease have been agreed your broker will draw up an agreement on the Unified Ejari Contract. Make sure everything that has been agreed with the landlord is added to the contract otherwise those points are not enforceable.


Ejari registration

You must register the tenancy with Ejari after signing the tenancy agreement. It is customary for tenants to do this, but if your home is managed by Yourplace, our Property Management Team will handle it for you. Ejari registration is available at many locations around Dubai

You will need a copy of your tenancy contract, a copy of your landlord’s ID, and a copy of the title deed, which your broker will give you with.


Register your DEWA

Your DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) connection is now linked to the Ejari system, so you won’t be able to set up DEWA until your Ejari is registered, but you can easily register DEWA at the Al Manara Centre alongside your Ejari, and your connection should be established within 24 hours.
A refundable security deposit of AED 4000 for a villa and AED 2000 for an apartment is required. To claim your refund at the conclusion of your rental, make sure you have obtained the receipt after paying.

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