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What You Need to Know About Renting In Abu Dhabi

Renting in Abu Dhabi is full of mis-information, smoke and mirrors to catch the unwary. Here is your complete guide, step by step, to renting a property. Never be confused again. This is an abbreviated version of the guide, for the full guide please email guides@cpestateagents.com. When To Start Looking - The best time to start looking will be a month to three weeks before you want to...

Seven Steps to Avoiding A Rent Raise

The Abu Dhabi rent cap was first introduced in 2006 by what has become known as the Tenancy Law. Set at 7 per cent per year, it meant tenancy agreements coming up for annual renewal could only be subject to a maximum 7 per cent rent increase. This was later tightened to 5 per cent in 2010 to combat rental rates that were spiraling out of control because of an expanding population and very little...

Seven Trends to Watch – UAE Real Estate in 2015

A Tail of Two Cities Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two cities with vastly different personalities united by common cultural ideals and practises. Their real estate markets have also reached different points in their cycles and when considering the property market in the UAE these two giants may be brothers, but need to be treated as individuals. Dubai is witnessing a slowdown and perhaps a peak in sales and...

Abu Dhabi Property FAQ of the Week #3

How has UAE law changed over the years for expats buying property? The law has remained the same since 2007 but the process has been refined. Property developers are now more sophisticated when it comes to conducting the sales process and registering the sale. In Abu Dhabi, a process has evolved which sees buyers make an offer by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and handing over a deposit to...

Abu Dhabi’s Tallest Tower

On 9th November 2014 one of the most exciting buildings in Abu Dhabi opened its doors to throngs of eager tenants. You will no doubt have seen the tower that is now known as Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid rising up with its smaller twin over the World Trade Center (WTC) Mall and the WTC Souk over the last four years. It has been worth the wait. Referred to by some as the “Lipstick Building”, it is...

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