Landlord's guide

Planning on your next investment in real estate? We can help, whether you want to list short-term or long-term properties of any type, from apartment towers to villas.

Take a look at our step-by-step landlord’s guide, packed with valuable advice from our local property professionals.

Step 1: Get a CMA

Contact a local property agent to obtain a marketing valuation or comparative market analysis (CMA) for your real estate.

Step 2: Hire a Property Manager

Consider hiring a property manager through your agent to prepare and present your property in its best condition to stand out and attract the right tenants.

This is particularly beneficial if you own multiple properties or manage your investment remotely. A property manager can also help you deal with any maintenance issues, handle payment collections, and renew your property on your behalf so you can have complete peace of mind.

Step 3: Hire a Reliable Broker

Find a broker with a good reputation and one that you can count on to look after your best interests and give your property the best exposure in the market.

Step 4: Sign a RERA form

As the registered owner, you will need to sign a RERA listing form to give your broker permission to list and market your property. You will also need to provide a copy of the title deeds and your ID so that your broker can complete their due diligence.

Step 5: Attend Viewings and Consider Every Offer

Once your property is listed, stay in touch with your broker for timely updates and try to attend the viewings so you can engage directly with any potential tenants.

Consider every offer that comes your way and be prepared to negotiate. On the other hand, don’t discard any offers until you know how popular your property is on the market.

Step 6: Draw Up the Tenancy Agreement

Consider seeking legal advice and support when going through the tenancy agreement with your tenants and drawing up the final contracts.

You will be required by law to register your lease agreements with Ejari, a system designed to regulate and facilitate the rental market of Dubai. Your contract will be kept on file for the duration of the tenancy, where it cannot be altered.