Renting a property in Dubai can be a challenge, especially for those who are new to the region. House-hunting is a tedious, time-consuming task, involving a lot of effort. However, it can be simplified by following these steps, to have a pleasant renting experience in Dubai.
Allocate at least 2-3 weeks for property hunting to find a place that fits your budget. Consider your availability for viewing and allow time for negotiation. Finding the right house is a time consuming process and lack of time could force you to settle for less.
Family and work commitments usually play an important role in this decision. Your preference on the type of residence you want to live in is also an important factor.
Apartments are very usual in Dubai. You can have an option to rent an apartment in the midst of the city, near commercial establishments like Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Deira, or live in a waterfront community like Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Palm Jumeirah.
If you want a home with a garden then you have to search for villa community. Most of them are usually found in Mirdif, Barsha, Jumeirah, Emirates Hills and Arabian Ranches.
Housing costs can be one of the biggest expense for residents. The price of a property varies depending on the location. You may get a studio apartment in Sports City at a same price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Al Nahda.
Consider how much you can realistically spend and plan accordingly. Keep the utility bill in mind as your consumption will depend on the size of your residence – the bigger the size, the higher the bill.
Find a registered broker who specializes in your location of choice. Since they are area-focused, they are knowledgeable on unit types available, market price according to size and can negotiate for prices on your behalf. Treat your brokers as your advisors and partners, and let them guide you in reaching the best decision. Just make sure you speak to a registered broker of an established firm like Rocky Real Estate, to make sure your transactions are valid and trustworthy.
After checking all your options, take note of the building structure, facilities/amenities, view and convenience of each. The selected property should fit the size and lifestyle of the occupants.
Searching for a property can be simple especially when you work with good real estate agents who can find the property that matches your requirements.
Start your search by visiting our Area Guide page to explore what popular communities in Dubai can offer you.