Follow our simple step-by-step guide to renting a property and have a stress-free experience finding your new home in the UAE.


Allocate a budget

Budgeting wisely for your dream house is important. You will have to factor in monthly running costs such as DEWA and other utilities, as well as all upfront costs associated with the move such as deposit, upfront rent, DEWA connection, removals, and commissions.

Meet our experts

Working with a real estate broker will help you find your home in a competitive market and negotiate the terms of the lease with your landlord. Your broker should be RERA qualified and should be an expert in the local market.


Secure the property

Once you have found your dream property, you are ready to make an offer. At the point of offer, you will be asked to provide your Emirates ID, and to sign the relevant cheques. Your broker will draw up a comprehensive, legally binding agreement on the Unified Ejari Contract. Once all parties have signed and cheques have cleared, you will receive the keys.

Register your Ejari

After signing the tenancy agreement, you must register the tenancy with Ejari. Ejari registration can be done at several centers across Dubai. You will need a copy of your tenancy contract, a copy of your landlord’s ID, and a copy of the title deed. If your property is managed by Banke, our Property Management Team take care of the Ejari registration for you.


Connect your DEWA

Your DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) connection is now linked to the Ejari system so you will not be able to set up DEWA until your Ejari is reYou can easily register DEWA at the same time as your Ejari. Your connection will be established within 24 hours. You will be required to pay a refundable security deposit of AED 4000 for a villa and AED 2000 for an apartment. You will need the receipt to claim the refund at the end of your tenancy.

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