Tenants Guide

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Preparing to Rent

The process of moving Home isn’t easy, but by being prepared you can make the process easier, saving you time and stress. Renting is now an option of choice for many people because it offers convenience.

Unlike owning a property, renting offers you the freedom to move elsewhere should you wish to after a period of 12 months. In addition, you aren’t responsible for costs associated with property maintenance or having to replace expensive items.

Finding property to rent

It’s now easier than ever to find properties that match your needs since most properties have been listed online. However, with so many options, it’s worth taking the time to decide exactly what you’re looking for before you get started.

By doing this, you can narrow down the options more effectively and more precisely define what you need. These criteria include which Location you would want to Live in, the price of the property, and the size of the property.

Renting through a Professional agent

Choosing a professional agent will help ensure that your experience is of the highest standard. The agent is responsible for finding tenants and may also manage the property for the duration of the tenancy, meaning that they will be your primary point of contact throughout the tenancy.

A good agent will have the time to get to know the landlord or if they are a new landlord, the agent will confirm their identity and address to ensure they are who they claim to be. If you respond to a personal advert to rent an apartment, it’s best to consider your security and privacy since anyone can post a similar advert.

Renting directly through a private landlord

You should first confirm that the private landlord is the legal owner and can rent out the property if you decide to rent directly from them. The professional landlords will be happy to provide you with this information to validate their identity and assist you in making an informed choice.

Many people appear to be landlords. Still, they are tenants themselves, and they sublet the property without the necessary permissions (some do it with approval). Using the premises without an official permit can put your home at risk.

Once your offer on a property is agreed

Making an offer on a property you like is the next step. Your agent is obliged to give your requests to the landlord on your behalf.

Register your Ejari and Connect your Dewa

We provide assistance and advice for removals, furnishings, EJARI registration, and DEWA setup, as required, after contract signing. In addition, we manage many of our listed properties, so you’ll have a friendly Property Manager on hand for any tenancy issues.

Managing your tenancy

The property is your responsibility as a tenant. If a tenant has a maintenance issue, they should notify their landlord to arrange repairs and any damage will be limited.

Change of light bulbs, dealing with pests, for instance, is the tenant’s responsibility, but it’s worth checking the tenancy agreement as it can vary. The landlord has a contractual commitment to maintaining the property in good working order and therefore, most maintenance costs would be covered by them. However, if they are repairing the damage that you have caused, you would reasonably be expected to cover the cost.

Upon sign-off of all parties and clearance of the check, you will receive the keys to your new home.


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