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24th May 2015

The rental period for a Dubai property is usually for a fixed term of one year from the start date whether for an apartment or villa and applies only to those with a valid residence visa or a note from the employer to confirm the visa is in progress. For rentals and for the sale of Dubai properties cheque payments are considered a legally enforced bond related to Dubai rentals properties or a Dubai property for sale. When making a payment, cheques should be made payable to the registered owner which you’ll find on the title deed or the sales contract. There are lots of real estate agents and agencies in Dubai involved in the sale or rental of Dubai properties, be it Dubai rentals properties or Dubai property for sale, so be sure to research accordingly for those that can provide a professional and ethical service. There are a number of property portals in town that carry listings from an endless number of agencies of which the most well known is Dubizzle; in addition, for Dubai property units, landlords all over Dubai list their units with multiple property agents and agencies so you may see some of the same Dubai properties with different agents.

If you find a Dubai rentals properties or Dubai property for sale that you like it’s advisable to reserve the unit through the real estate agent who initially showed it to you. The agent will process all of the paperwork for you though it is the tenant’s job to ensure the chosen agent or agency is RERA-registered and ‘legit’. Dubai property units all need water and electricity connected which is done through DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority). In addition to water and electricity payments, some units for Dubai Properties also charge a chiller fee. For both Dubai rentals properties and Dubai property for sale units will need a service provider for TV, internet and a phone line and providers will either be DU or Etisalat. When searching for a Dubai property you can start by the budget you have or the type of ‘lifestyle’ community, such as the Dubai Marina versus Downtown. There are a broad range of Dubai properties on the market from villas to townhouses to apartments and each have their own levels of quality, style of construction, quality of property management and character of community. Whether for Dubai rentals properties or Dubai property for sale the quality of living for each resident can also be affected by traffic in, out and around the property, access to the convenience of the metro, shopping malls and other services which depends on each individual’s requirements.

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