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svgeorge 25th September 2017 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 13320962)
Ejari is now compulsory for DEWA activation.

Are you sure about this? I got my DEWA activation in April without an Ejari.. the tenancy contract was enough.. a friend of mine moved in to a place in the Marina recently and he hasn't got the Ejari done as yet, so I assume he didn't require it for the DEWA

Lorna_B 25th September 2017 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by svgeorge (Post 13322778)
Quote:

Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 13320962)
Ejari is now compulsory for DEWA activation.

Are you sure about this? I got my DEWA activation in April without an Ejari.. the tenancy contract was enough.. a friend of mine moved in to a place in the Marina recently and he hasn't got the Ejari done as yet, so I assume he didn't require it for the DEWA

So we just managed to do it - there is a new system. First you have to get ejari then once done you get an email automatically giving you your Dewa account. Then a link to pay the deposit.

rsinner 26th September 2017 07:35 AM

apparently from 1st July
No Ejari? No water or electricity from July 1 | GulfNews.com

Mariposa03 17th October 2017 02:43 PM

How is it with housing allowance?

Does one get housing allowance as addition to one's salary? So when one rents something cheaper, a difference remains for savings. Or is it that the company pays the rent (up to the amount of housing allowance)? And if the company pays the rent, does it also pay for media (electricity , Internet etc.) or not?

twowheelsgood 17th October 2017 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Mariposa03 (Post 13444826)
How is it with housing allowance?

Does one get housing allowance as addition to one's salary? So when one rents something cheaper, a difference remains for savings. Or is it that the company pays the rent (up to the amount of housing allowance)? And if the company pays the rent, does it also pay for media (electricity , Internet etc.) or not?

All or none of the above.

Read your employment contract or offer and see what it says. There is no single answer.

Mariposa03 19th October 2017 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by twowheelsgood (Post 13446146)
All or none of the above.

Read your employment contract or offer and see what it says. There is no single answer.

Thanks. So everything depends :)

I have another question. How to calculate total accommodation costs?
I see an add, says, for example, 90k annually. It's chiller free, so no AC costs. I should add 5% agency fee (paid once?), 5% some other fees (if I remember correctly)? Plus media, water, electricity?

UKMS 19th October 2017 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Mariposa03 (Post 13454202)
Thanks. So everything depends :)

I have another question. How to calculate total accommodation costs?
I see an add, says, for example, 90k annually. It's chiller free, so no AC costs. I should add 5% agency fee (paid once?), 5% some other fees (if I remember correctly)? Plus media, water, electricity?

5% Agency fee
5% security deposit to landlord (refundable when you leave)
DEWA deposit and activation 2100aed
You may have to also pay deposit for internet/TV services
DEWA monthly charge would be 375aed per month plus whatever you use.

Plus the other items you mention.

rsinner 19th October 2017 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 13454258)
375aed per month plus whatever you use.

5% of rent is the housing fee, paid to DEWA. (So it depends on the rent and may or may not be 375). Plus usage of electricity and water - for a 2 bed with central AC (chiller separate) it should probably be 200-300 Dhs a month on average.

Internet + TV packages start at 300 Dhs - there are only two service providers (Du and Etisalat) with very similar pricing.

Mariposa03 19th October 2017 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by UKMS (Post 13454258)
5% Agency fee paid once and upfront?
5% security deposit to landlord (refundable when you leave)
DEWA deposit and activation 2100aed is it also refundable and paid once?
You may have to also pay deposit for internet/TV services is it also refundable and paid once?
DEWA monthly charge would be 375aed per month plus whatever you use.

Plus the other items you mention.

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Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 13454386)
5% of rent is the housing fee, paid to DEWA. (So it depends on the rent and may or may not be 375). Plus usage of electricity and water - for a 2 bed with central AC (chiller separate) it should probably be 200-300 Dhs a month on average.

Internet + TV packages start at 300 Dhs - there are only two service providers (Du and Etisalat) with very similar pricing.

Thanks!!!

UKMS 19th October 2017 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rsinner (Post 13454386)
5% of rent is the housing fee, paid to DEWA. (So it depends on the rent and may or may not be 375). Plus usage of electricity and water - for a 2 bed with central AC (chiller separate) it should probably be 200-300 Dhs a month on average.

Internet + TV packages start at 300 Dhs - there are only two service providers (Du and Etisalat) with very similar pricing.

375aed per month was based on the 90k example the OP asked about, not something I made up :)


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