A primer on Dubai rental index calculations

With key locations in Dubai recording rental declines through the year, it will be up to the city’s Rental Index to mirror the changes when it gets updated for 2018. The “Rental Increase Calculator” was created by Dubai Land Department to calculate increase percentages.

This is determined based on the average decline in a particular neighbourhood’s rental value, depending on the specifications of the unit in question, including its use, location, number of rooms, and other parameters. The increase is set at a maximum of 20 per cent. Any increases are as follows:

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* If the rent is 31-40 per cent lower, the maximum increase may be up to 15 per cent.

* If the rent is 11-20 per cent lower, the maximum increase may be up to 5 per cent.

* If the rent is 21-30 per cent lower, the maximum increase may be up to 10 per cent.

The Rental Increase Calculator may be referred to if disputes arise between landlords and tenants over rental increases. In this case, the beneficiary must visit the Land Department website or download the Ejari smart application to access the calculator and make an inquiry by entering the required data.

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