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23rd October 2016

Do you think that renting out your Dubai villa is just about de-cluttering and trimming your garden hedge?

Prospective renters of your Dubai villa may open drawers, look under rugs and check for leaky faucets. Sure, renting out your Dubai villa involves a lot of cleaning and organizing, but whipping up your property rental into shape is also about minding the details.

Here are a few outside-the-box tricks to get you started.

Focus on lighting.

Replace bright white light bulbs for softer-toned hues to make the space feel cozy and inviting.

Mind the nitty-gritties: Tackle all necessary and obvious repairs. Make a list of what needs to be fixed both inside and outside of your Dubai villa. Doing all possible repairs prior to the lease will make it more attractive to renters. Consider cracked floors, holes or cracks in the walls, chipped paint, leaky faucets, squeaky doors and burned-out light bulbs.


Clean windows inside and out and dust furniture and lighting fixtures. Have natural scents such as lavender or vanilla in your bathroom and bedrooms to make them smell fresh.


Get rid of old window treatments, old cabinets and door knobs. Throw worn-out rugs and get new ones.

Free up your space.

Declutter. Remove extra book cases or your old computer table. If you’re not yet ready to throw things in the bin or sell them, rent a storage unit.

Disassociate yourself from your Dubai villa.

Hide family heirlooms, pictures or any memorabilia so that renters can imagine themselves living in your property rental.

Work the outdoors as well.

Your garden is the first thing potential tenants will evaluate when they visit your Dubai villa. If they do not like the garden, there is a great chance that they might not like the interiors as well. Make your garden look fresh by planting new greens and flowers. Trim the bushes. Clear the sidewalks and mow the lawn. Remember to make your house number clear and readable.

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Our team of leasing experts will take you through the entire process and find you a tenant in the shortest time.

These are just some ways to help you prepare your Dubai villa for rent. While they may not add equity to your property rental, a presentable residence always gets more nods from renters!

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