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rsinner 13th January 2014 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by telecompro (Post 2836786)
Landlord cant increase the contract for a period of 2 years...1st year no increase with 5 % increase max for the 2nd year...is this not correct anymore?

Nope, not correct any more. (in fact, this rule was changed a long time ago even before the current announcements)
Dubai rent index calculator will be updated soon | GulfNews.com

telecompro 13th January 2014 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 2836866)
Nope, not correct any more. (in fact, this rule was changed a long time ago even before the current announcements)
Dubai rent index calculator will be updated soon | GulfNews.com

:( that is sad...so how does it work now? what is the max they can increase for the first year renewal? If i object to this increase then what solutions do i have? Does he need to give me atleast 1 yr notice as i understand correct? for this 1 yr what would the rent be? the normal amount or the increased one?

zatapa 13th January 2014 11:39 AM

The rents have not gone up, the asking prices have gone up and unfortunately, many have been stupid enough to accept anything. Landlords are greedy by nature, you should bargain, threaten to get a lawyer, do anything BUT accepting the asking price. Like I said before, the house next to us went rrom 150 to 190 as the previous tenant moved out. I really don't understand how anyone could accept 190 where others are paying 150. It's the tenants that set the rents, not the landlords!

telecompro 13th January 2014 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by zatapa (Post 2837162)
The rents have not gone up, the asking prices have gone up and unfortunately, many have been stupid enough to accept anything. Landlords are greedy by nature, you should bargain, threaten to get a lawyer, do anything BUT accepting the asking price. Like I said before, the house next to us went rrom 150 to 190 as the previous tenant moved out. I really don't understand how anyone could accept 190 where others are paying 150. It's the tenants that set the rents, not the landlords!


the asking prices is the same as the rents have gone up :-) what is the difference to you? on both scenario's the tenant looses out as we end up not having much options ...believe ppl have no choice but to accept what the landlords are asking for..its sad!

Alfred1 13th January 2014 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by zatapa (Post 2834010)
You won't find anything in the Springs even for aed 150k. Try mirdif.


Plenty on Dubizzle advertised from 110k upwards.

pamela0810 14th January 2014 03:42 AM

I've done my fair share of running to the RERA courts with my previously landlords. Took him to RERA three years in a row because each year he tried to kick us out with some silly excuse or another. I honestly do not have the energy to do the same thing all over again and would rather move to a newer place for the same price than live in a house that's falling apart. Whoever says the rents have not gone up will need to eat their words when their contract is due for renewal. :)

QOFE 14th January 2014 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by zatapa (Post 2837162)
The rents have not gone up, the asking prices have gone up and unfortunately, many have been stupid enough to accept anything. Landlords are greedy by nature, you should bargain, threaten to get a lawyer, do anything BUT accepting the asking price. Like I said before, the house next to us went rrom 150 to 190 as the previous tenant moved out. I really don't understand how anyone could accept 190 where others are paying 150. It's the tenants that set the rents, not the landlords!

It is the landlords that set the rents- with the support of the new updated index. Some landlords here are rich enough to keep properties empty for ages to try to get the rent level they want. The real estate market here is a wild west with plenty of people that haven't got a clue about the laws (or pretend that they don't). There also seems to be loopholes in the law (basing this on various RERA cases I've read about).
Unfortunately too many tenants blindly believe in what they are told by estate agents who, despite being paid the commission by tenants, work in favour of the landlords.

pamela0810 14th January 2014 04:00 AM

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The iconic standing of xxx itself speaks about the luxury it offers to its inhabitants. The neighborhood, facilities and the class, the tower has in it, keeps no choice but to have a rendezvous with it.
The absolute serenity and equipped with the state of the art technology ensures the highest luxury and facilities at fingertips.
The sleek simplicity of the exterior complements the modern luxury of the interior to create a living space that s exclusive, beautiful and utterly unique.
What a beautifully worded ad....with 6 pictures of the tower, lobby and swimming pool but not a single picture of the apartment!

QOFE 14th January 2014 04:14 AM

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Originally Posted by pamela0810 (Post 2842753)
What a beautifully worded ad....with 6 pictures of the tower, lobby and swimming pool but not a single picture of the apartment!

It's probably:
1) A dump with cockroaches crawling around.
2) The estate agent is as per usual very lazy and can't be bothered to take crappy mobile pics/steal somebody else's photos.
:D

jamesleahymma 14th January 2014 12:01 PM

Renting in DIFC
 
Howdy all!

I'm moving over from the UK at the end of Feb. My company was originally setting up in JLT, but are now looking at DIFC.

I've looked at apartments in DIFC on dubizzle and property finder (budget around 100,000) and you seem to get a lot more from you money than you did in JLT.

What am I missing? Whats it like to live in near DIFC?


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