Dubai has become a second home to millions of expats. So, in order to truly get some of a home feeling we left behind, tenants do make alterations and decorative changes to their Dubai apartment interior design. However, you should be very careful in doing because you might break few rental laws. Dubai rental laws mandate that tenants leave the rented property in a sound state as when they have received it. If they fail to satisfy their landlord, they may lose some or all of their refundable security deposit. We have a list you may use to add a new “je ne sais quoi” to your accommodation. We have brands, prices and service providers already covered for you.
Legal point: Rental agreements in Dubai usually include a no-alternation clause that bans tenants from carrying out any alternations to the apartment interior design. According to Article 19 under Obligations of Tenant, the law requires the tenants to get a written permission from the landlord to carry out any alterations in their apartment interior design that may require a degree of “effort and expenditure when reverting to its original state.”
It is also important to understand that under article 25 of Dubai rental law “if tenant causes changes that endanger safety of the property in a way that it cannot be restored to its original condition” then the landlord may evict tenant out of the premises.
If you want to paint your walls, regardless, you should consider your colors choices first. Do not paint the walls with very dark colors that are difficult or expensive to merge to the original color. Use paints that are moisture resistant as cheap paints can do more harm than good to the walls. National Paints is one of the premium paint brands in the UAE and can be a good choice when selecting the paint for your property. A 20-liter tin of oil paint will cost 200 AED. No price is too much to add a little sunshine to your bedroom.
We don’t recommend you drill the walls to add your favorite photographs and paintings? It is better to go with alternatives such as command hooks offered by IKEA and 3M. You can purchase these half a dozen under 50 AED from the nearest hardware store. Command hooks do not require drilling and can be detached without any damage to the walls. If you must proceed to drilling, remember that you will have to fill out the holes at the end of the lease. Filling holes is not as difficult as you might think, just purchase a small tube of spackling page and fill the holes with the help of a putty knife.
When it comes to floors, the majority of apartments and flats in Dubai have tiles already installed. They require minimum maintenance and they are easy to clean. But, if you want to go with other options like carpet or parquet then make sure you install them properly. If you want to add carpets, make sure the glue under the carpet is removable when removing the carpet at the time of vacating. In many instances, the glue can damage the original floor and you may be paying to reinstate it to the original condition.
If you want to add parquet, make sure you hire experts for installation as tiles will not get damaged if installed properly. Dubai Danube Home offers three types of quality parquet flooring options and includes laminated, semi solid and solid wood. Another tip while installing parquet is that parquet expands and contracts with temperature so there should be a gap left hence the wood may expand in hot temperature without any damage. Finally avoid parquet in wet areas of bathroom and kitchen.
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Few Alternation Ideas For Your Dubai Apartment Interior Design