1. Instruct a single lettings broker

Of course, we would say that! Still, if you’re listing your rental property in Dubai, list it with an expert broker that has a strong board presence, and wide online coverage via property platforms like Propertyfinder and Dubizzle. This avoids multiple listings that can hang around online long after a property is let, leading to accusations of ‘fake’ listings and giving you a bad name. The benefits of going exclusive are tenfold, with access to targeted marketing, a database of vetted tenants and the hard work done for you.

Instruct a single lettings broker to get the most benefit for your listing
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2. Ejari

The mandatory Ejari process of registering your tenancy agreement with DEWA is now well established in Dubai, with transparency in landlord/tenant dealings much improved. But did you know you can tailor your personal tenancy agreement more closely to your needs by adding an appendix to the basic contract? Extra conditions — such as an early exit clause should your tenant be made redundant – add an additional layer of safeguarding for both landlord and tenant.

Tailor your personal tenancy agreement more closely to your needs by adding an appendix to the basic contract with extra conditions such as an early exit clause, etc.
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Each and every landlord demonstrating best practice adds to Dubai’s desirability as a transparent and investable real estate market.

3. Property Maintenance and Repair

Handing over your property in good condition and undertaking essential maintenance during the tenancy period is not just a legal requirement, it’s good business sense. Having a reputation as a fair landlord that looks after their tenants can be the difference between full occupancy and a property that stands empty, losing you money.

Having offered property management services for the last five years, we’d go further in saying that having your property managed by a professional is the single most important practice of all.

An experienced Property Manager will make yours the most attractive rental home, while ensuring you comply with the latest regulations” says haus & haus Portfolio Manager Shona Calvert.
Reassured by this presence, an increasing number of Dubai tenants now rent only managed properties.

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4. Payment Cheques

For some years, accepted practice was for landlords to expect between one and four payment cheques across a typical one year tenancy term. Now, the legal protection afforded by Ejari and a more robust attitude to vetting tenants in Dubai is bringing change.

Greater flexibility on how many payment cheques you accept from your tenant makes sense if you’re looking to make your rental property appealing to tenants for a speedy let. Your hoped-for rental yield will also be more affordable for a tenant on a mid-range income if they can spread the cost.

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Luke Remington

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