Relocation & Destination FAQ’s
The property market moves very quickly in the U.A.E and it is best to only start your home search a month to three weeks before you want to move.
Before you start looking have your residency visa in place as well as access to funds – some landlords will require rent in one or two payments.
Once you find a property, you will need to pay a deposit to secure the property and the contract will usually start within 7-10 days. Once the contracts have been signed, you will need to connect your utilities and may need to obtain a ‘Moving-In Permit’ from the developer or community – therefore it could take up to a week before you are able to move in.
Once you find your ideal property you will need to pay a deposit to secure the property and have it removed from the market. The deposit is 5% of the annual rental for an unfurnished property and 10% of the annual rental for a furnished property.
A further fee of 5% is payable to the Real Estate Company and this is charged to the tenant and not to the Landlord.
There are also deposits payable to connect utilities and services (electricity, district cooling, internet, phone and TV) and these are paid to the service providers in each case.
Please contact us if you require more info.