Landlords & Tenants Property Management FAQ's

General Property Management FAQ's

WHAT IS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?

The operation, control and oversight of personal property that indicates a need to be cared for, monitored and accountability given for its useful life and condition.

AS A LANDLORD WHY DO I NEED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?

When you do not want to deal with prospects and tenants, save your time, not worry over marketing your rentals, collecting rent, dealing with bounced cheques, responding to tenant complaints, constant updates on the prevailing laws and pursue evictions. Plus a good management company brings its know-how and experience to your property, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your investment is in good hands.

AS A TENANT WHY WOULD I BE INTERESTED IN RENTING A PROPERTY UNDER MANAGEMENT?

In order to reduce the response time and avoid later conflicts with the Landlords who do not reside in the UAE , for the purpose of RERA compliance it is always better to lease a property with a Management contract .

CAN MY LANDLORD EVICT ME?

  1. If the property requires extensive modernization that would mean one couldn’t possibly remain in the property during these renovations.
  2. If the property requires demolition. In both of these two cases, the landlord would also have sought documentation supporting this from Dubai Municipality.
  3. If the landlord or his/her next of kin of first degree wanted to move in. In this case he/she would also have to prove they do not also own a similar alternative property.
  4. If the landlord wishes to sell.

In both of these last two cases he/she would have to give a statutory 12 months’ notice period in the form of a notarized document that was delivered to you via registered post (couriered).

MY TENANCY CONTRACT SAYS “ONE YEAR – NON RENEWAL” UNDER TENANCY PERIOD. IS IT RIGHT?

A non renewable contract is not recognized by the law , so it is up to you to choose to sign or not.

However if it is mutually agreed by both the landlord and the tenant that the lease is valid for one year then the tenant will agree to move out at the end of the contract and the same is reflected in the contract.

CAN MY LANDLORD INCREASE MY RENT IN THE FIRST YEAR?

Yes your landlord is allowed to increase the rent as long as it reflects on the RERA rent calculator and even then he must have informed you of any changes to the contract and rent at least 90 days before the expiry of your tenancy.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Why you need AC and FCU Units serviced!

The effective functioning of the FCU’s and its controls has to be ensured to maintain the condition of the main chillers and its integrity.

A malfunction of the FCU or any associated controls like actuators/Fan motors/Thermostats will have an impact on the performance of the chillers and also lead to increase in power consumption.