Renting a place in the UAE? You need to read this.
Finding the perfect place to live can be a challenging decision. Looking for a perfect neighborhood, accommodating size of the house, the distance from your workplace or your kid’s school are some of the few questions that come to the mind when deciding a place to rent.
Deciding the Neighborhood
Finding a perfect neighborhood could be a real challenge sometimes. You need to decide if you want a place near the market, hospitals or if you have kids then are there any schools, nurseries or parks around. If you use the public transport, then check if there is a close access to taxi, metro or bus stations.
Amenities offered by the building
Keep an eye out for the building amenities like swimming pool, gym, kids play area and parking. Make sure that they are well maintained and cleaned properly. Having security assurance is also very important, so check if the building or area has CCTV cameras and security guards to make sure that it is a safe place.
Inspect the place before making the final decision
Now that you are satisfied with the neighborhood and the amenities, it is time to inspect the place itself. Check every inch of the area and take pictures if there is pre-existing damage as at the end of your tenancy contract it will ensure that you can claim your security deposit in full. Check, floor, tiles, lights, walls, look for any leakages, run all the faucets and showers to check if they work properly and lastly check if the air conditioning and heating system is working properly.