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HOW LONG IS A RENTAL CONTRACT?

A rental contract in Bahrain is usually for 12 months, thereafter the tenant holds over on the same terms and conditions but can terminate with one months notice

CAN YOU TERMINATE THE CONTRACT BEFORE THE END OF THE CONTRACT TERM?

If you loose your position most rental agreements include a specific clause, known as a ' Diplomatic Clause',  that allows for earlier termination of the tenancy agreement.

DO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR UTILITIES SEPERATLY?

Most Expat Rentals are inclusive of Electricity & Water, known as EWA up to a set monthly limit.

DO YOU HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

A 1 month deposit is required an entering into a tenancy agreement. The first payment will therefore comprise one months rent in advance and one months deposit. The deposit will then be offset against the one month termination period at the end of the tenancy

Yes, rent is paid monthly in advance apart from the first payment which comprises a month in advance and a deposit of one months rent.

CAN YOU HAVE PETS?

DO YOU PAY YOUR RENT MONTHLY?

Many Expats have Pets and there are  many Pet Friendly Apartments in Bahrain

WHAT I.D. DO I HAVE TO SHOW?

You will have to show either your Passport or the local CPR which all residents in Bahrain need to have. This should be sorted out by your employer

HOW AND  WHERE DO I GET MY LOCAL CPR CARD FROM?

Your CPR is your local I.D. card, carried by all residents. It should be provided by your employer after you arrive. For more information see: https://www.expatfocus.com/bahrain/moving/how-to-apply-for-the-new-cpr-card-in-bahrain-5272

ARE THERE EXPAT AREAS?

There are areas that Expats prefer, either for access to work or a suitable environment: Sar is popular for Expats working in Saudi and it's close to the international schools, Seef is central Manama, Juffair has the nightlife and is close to the American Base and Amwaj  is exclusive and designed more for expat living.

DO I NEED A LOCAL BANK ACCOUNT?

Yes you will do. There are a number of local and international Banks to choose from, see: https://www.expat.com/en/guide/middle-east/bahrain/19198-banking-and-finance-in-bahrain.html

WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY IN BAHRAIN

In Bahrain the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 HzType G: this Type G is of British origin. This socket only works with plug G. See: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/bahrain/

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIVING COST IN BAHRAIN?

Compared to other Regional Hubs, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Bahrain far more reasonable in relation to the cost of living. For further details visit: https://www.expatarrivals.com/middle-east/bahrain/cost-living-bahrain

HOW DO YOUR FEES WORK?

The Tenant doesn't pay any rental fees, these are covered by the Landlord

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