Step By Step

Renting In Dubai

Instruct An Agent

Call Midnight Properties for expert advice. Our Consultants are trained to provide guidance regarding how to best find your ideal property, and will always reply with honest, constructive feedback from the market – ensuring you are armed with all you need to secure a swift transaction.



Make An Offer

Once you’ve found your ideal home, Edward will manage the offer process to ensure you secure the best possible deal. When making your offer please consider the ability to pay with fewer cheques normally commands greater flexibility with the annual rent. Typically, for an offer to be accepted you will need to lodge a security deposit with your consultant – this will remove your new home from the marketplace.

Tenant Signs Contract

After you have provided a copy of your passport and valid residency visa (employer confirmation your visa is being processed is also acceptable), Midnight will prepare the tenancy agreement, designed to protect both you and the landlord. We will then guide you through the tenancy agreement; you are required to sign three copies. The rent cheque(s) and the professional fee are all issued at this point.



Landlord Countersigns

Once the landlord has signed, your cheques (including security deposit) are released to their custody – you will be provided with receipts. At this stage contact details are exchanged between you and your landlord. In addition to providing you with your tenancy agreement, you will also be furnished with the owner’s passport and property title deed.

Register Ejari

You are required to register your tenancy agreement with RERA, using the same documents required to register for DEWA at the next step. This contract is normally issued from any of the numerous typing centres within Dubai. Again, Midnight will advise on the process.



Register DEWA

Midnight will provide you with all documents required to register your new DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) account. You will need to visit an office in person and lodge a refundable security deposit (AED2,000 for apartments, AED4,000 for villa’s). Your account is normally live within 16hrs.

Register Internet / TV

Armed with your EJARI contract you are now able to register for the essentials – TV & internet!



Register Moving Permit

Subject to the area you are moving to, the area developer may have a required list of documents you are required to provide prior to moving day. Once more, your trusty Midnight specialist will jump to your aid and guide you through process.


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