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Old 14th October 2016, 09:21 AM
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There is NO MAXIMUM for the DEWA account, it's based upon your consumption of electricity and water (i.e. utilities), plus the fuel surcharge and the sewerage charge. Oh and dont forget the rental of your meter

The 500 AED you were quoted by the previous user was THEIR consumption, as they say "your mileage may differ".
Correct!

So you can use 500aed for a 2 bedroom apartment as a guideline but it could be more or less depending on your consumption (not a % of rent at all). The Housing Fees is certainly 5% of the rent. Other than that, depending on where you rent, you may also be paying a 'chiller' charge. I have no idea how this works as this isn't the case in Marina buildings. I simply tend to stay away from areas where 'chiller' is not included.

Usually there is no other fees - landlord should be paying any general maintenance fees for the common area of the building. TV/Internet is on you. This of course depends on the package you get. Best to check on DU or Etisalat's website to get an idea of what you'll be paying based on their packages.

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What are the other property-related costs?
Apart from what the others have listed down, don't forget the 5% agency costs and another 5% towards security deposit.. it all adds up..

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Hi

My first year's tenancy is coming up for renewal in 3.5 months.

Anybody have an idea of the best I can reasonably expect in terms of negotiating a break clause (eg in the event of unemployment) and protecting myself against losing a year's rent?

Thanks

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Dear All,

I need your brains and experience.

I've rented a 1 bed in JLT for AED 75k (1 bed in that building goes from 74-80k) on 1.11.16.

I've informed, via WhatsApp, my landlord I would like to extend my contract for the following year to which he responded new rent would be AED 78k. Few questions:

1. Since it is past 3 months notice and I never received an official memo, is he allowed to increase the rent?
2. The contract is non-renewable, and I know that is not legal in Dubai - does this make contract void and is he still allowed to increase the rent since it is supposedly not recognized by RERA?
3. Is it worth ruining the relationship with the landlord and going through RERA debate to save AED 3k?

I'm not sure what to do, 3k would look nicer in my savings account but I don't know how much strength I have here for an actual fight (legally) and if it is worth it.

Please advise if you have been in a similar situation and what would be the best move.

Thank youuuu!

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Dear All,

I need your brains and experience.

I've rented a 1 bed in JLT for AED 75k (1 bed in that building goes from 74-80k) on 1.11.16.

I've informed, via WhatsApp, my landlord I would like to extend my contract for the following year to which he responded new rent would be AED 78k. Few questions:

1. Since it is past 3 months notice and I never received an official memo, is he allowed to increase the rent?
2. The contract is non-renewable, and I know that is not legal in Dubai - does this make contract void and is he still allowed to increase the rent since it is supposedly not recognized by RERA?
3. Is it worth ruining the relationship with the landlord and going through RERA debate to save AED 3k?

I'm not sure what to do, 3k would look nicer in my savings account but I don't know how much strength I have here for an actual fight (legally) and if it is worth it.

Please advise if you have been in a similar situation and what would be the best move.

Thank youuuu!
You have a written record (Whatsapp). That should be enough. Did you accept the 78K?
A case in RERA (actually the RDC) definitely won't be worth the time for 3K. But up to you.

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I've rented a 1 bed in JLT for AED 75k (1 bed in that building goes from 74-80k) on 1.11.16.

I've informed, via WhatsApp, my landlord I would like to extend my contract for the following year to which he responded new rent would be AED 78k. Few questions:

1. Since it is past 3 months notice and I never received an official memo, is he allowed to increase the rent?
2. The contract is non-renewable, and I know that is not legal in Dubai - does this make contract void and is he still allowed to increase the rent since it is supposedly not recognized by RERA?
3. Is it worth ruining the relationship with the landlord and going through RERA debate to save AED 3k?

I'm not sure what to do, 3k would look nicer in my savings account but I don't know how much strength I have here for an actual fight (legally) and if it is worth it.

Please advise if you have been in a similar situation and what would be the best move.

Thank youuuu!
Even if he had commuted to you within the deadline, he's still not allowed to increase the rent as per the RERA rent increase calculator.
Dubai Land Department
Just tell him that. The agreement should automatically renew with the same terms since the deadline was missed by both of you (you didn't communicate about not renewing and he did not communicate about change in rent).
Here's a link to the rental laws.
Don't even mention to refer to RERA dispute at this stage. He's trying it on with you and you have the law on your side.
http://www.dubailand.gov.ae/Style%20...egislation.pdf

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Even if he had commuted to you within the deadline, he's still not allowed to increase the rent as per the RERA rent increase calculator.
Agreed - however not clear from the post whether they agreed on the higher rent, within the notice period. It seemed to me that the poster had a change of heart after agreeing to the rent.

If no agreement was reached, then, he should stick to 75K and show the rental calculator.

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Thank you all!

No, it was never agreed (in WhatsApp or in any other form) on the increase, it was clearly communicated that we are happy to stay with rent as it is.

Lets see how it plays out, I feel a tad more confident after people confirming what I have googled (google means little to people with no experience, still feels like I'm on the losing side).

My main worry is the non-renewable clause and the fact I have not registered at Ejari (landlord said he will sort it and I have been foolish and new enough not to double check this entire time).

I have not played this contract wisely, very much aware of it and now have to wait it out and see what happens.

Thank you all once again!

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