Planning To Rent Property In Dubai? Once Affordable Locations Like JVC, Furjan Witness 20% Rental Hike

Dubai rental hike according to RERA Rental Index.

by Deeplata Garde
Planning To Rent Property In Dubai? Once Affordable Locations Like JVC, Furjan Witness 20% Rental Hike

Dubai, known for its vibrant real estate market, is currently witnessing a rental revolution, especially in mid-market residential areas like Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Al Furjan, and Arjan. With the recent implementation of the revised RERA Rental Index, tenants are facing unexpected rental hikes, leaving many in disbelief. Let’s delve deeper into this phenomenon and unravel the factors behind the soaring rents.

Dubai’s Rental Rollercoaster

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The revised RERA Rental Index, effective from April 1, has given landlords the green light to increase rental rates by up to 20 per cent upon lease renewals. This newfound freedom has sparked a surge in rental prices, catching residents off guard. What was once anticipated to be a modest 8-12 per cent increase has transformed into a daunting ‘take it or leave it’ scenario, leaving tenants reeling from the shock.

Factors Fueling The Rental Frenzy

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Several factors contribute to the skyrocketing rents in Dubai’s mid-market residential areas. One key driver is the influx of tenants who secured leases between 2018-2021, when rental rates were relatively subdued. With the completion of new residential developments and an increased supply of housing units, landlords are capitalising on the surge in demand, swiftly transitioning tenants to the full market rates.

Navigating the Rental Landscape

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For tenants in JVC, the average listing price for one-bedroom apartments has surged to Dh60,000, with premium properties commanding prices as high as Dh75,000. Similarly, in Al Furjan, rental options vary widely, ranging from Dh55,000 to a staggering Dh90,000 for a one-bedroom unit. While the new RERA Rental Index aims to stabilise rental fluctuations, experts predict a prolonged adjustment period, with rental hikes expected to persist for at least the next 12-13 months.

Dubai’s rental market is experiencing a seismic shift, with mid-market residential areas witnessing unprecedented rental hikes. While tenants may feel the pinch in the short term, the implementation of the revised RERA Rental Index signals a step towards a more transparent and regulated rental landscape. As Dubai continues to evolve as a global hub, navigating the rental rollercoaster is all part of the city’s dynamic charm.

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