Guide to letting your property in Dubai

Allsopp & Allsopp have put together a guide for landlords looking to rent out their property in Dubai.

Since we opened our doors in 2008, we have moved over 35,000 families into homes and are involved in thousands of leases each year. We were also awarded the Highest Lead Generator by Property Finder in 2019 and 2020.

We want to share our knowledge and expertise with you to help you find a tenant to take care of your investment and make the process simple for all landlords in Dubai

Step 1 – Find a reliable broker  

It is paramount for you to find an agent who you can trust and build, not only a professional but friendly relationship with. It is so important that you feel you can have an open and honest conversation with your broker.

Step 2 - Administration

Once you have found a broker you would like to work with, it’s important to be aware of the documents needed to lease out your property and to get it listed online as soon as possible. You will need to have the property Title Deed, your passport or Emirates ID and a signed Form A which your broker will give to you and explain what is needed.

Step 3 – Do your own due diligence  

You have a price you would like to achieve in mind, but is this achievable and realistic in the Dubai property market? Jump on property portals and have a real good look around to compare not only the properties in your area but areas further afield which offer similar properties to your own.

Your broker will also share advice and insight into the property market and the area you are looking to rent out your property in Dubai. They will provide you with market appraisals and show you the prices of properties which have recently been let in your area.

Step 4 – Consider going exclusive.

Exclusivity with one agent ensures your property is marketed with one message and in one specific way. This will avoid the potential of a multitude of differing adverts of your investment appearing on Dubai property portals, some of which can even display a different asking price than you had agreed with your broker.

Step 5 – Marketing 

It is so important to declutter your home before the selling process begins. Your property will be professionally photographed, and you want this to be as clean and attractive as possible. If there are any snagging jobs to be done, we will advise that you complete these before the marketing of your property is commenced.

Allsopp & Allsopp put a lot of time and money into the marketing of your property. We can take professional pictures, do 3D tours, selected property video tours which will be boosted on our social media channels. We will conduct dedicated team call out sessions, email and SMS communication with our tenants.

Step 6 – Viewings  

Again, make sure your property is in the best condition before a potential tenant comes to view. It is a good idea to tell your broker what you love about the property, so they can relay this message to potential tenants and highlight the property’s key features that are perhaps invisible to the naked eye.

Step 7 – Consider Property Management  

This may be your only investment property in Dubai or you may have a healthy portfolio, either way it would be our pleasure to offer you a helping hand to manage this investment. The Allsopp & Allsopp property management team can take away the stress and strain which may occur when renting out your property and can give you peace of mind that your property will be looked after. Head over to our property management page to find out more.

Step 8 – Be Flexible  

When an offer of multiple cheques is brought to the table, please be willing to compromise. Gone are the days where companies will pay rent in one cheque. More often than not, rent is paid by the tenant themselves and you are more likely to get a higher price if you are willing to accept multiple cheques. The majority of properties leased in Allsopp & Allsopp are paid for in multiple cheques.

Step 9 – Sign on the dotted line 

You have received an offer that you’re ready to accept. It is now time to check everything over and sign! Be sure to ask your broker if there is a certain part of the contract which you need to get clarification on.

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Whether you are renting a property or looking to buy, we have an array of homes for you to choose from.

Your Questions Answered

The POA document must be valid and in date, they only last for 2 years and if they are out of date your new tenant will no longer be able to register at Ejari.  You can get the POA attested and re-stamped by the Dubai Courts.

Yes, you would need to serve them with a 12 month notice period

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