Barwa City - Hidden Charges

By haq87

People who are thinking of moving in Barwa City .. please be aware that there will be a charge every month of 600+ riyals every month for AC and hot water (for 2 bedroom flat). and 800+ riyals for 3 bedroom flat.

which you will have to pay any how as there is a vague kind of clause in the tenancy contract (clause 12).

Check this before you think to move to barwa city

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By Seifounito• 3 years 6 months ago.

Hi everyone

I am planning to rent fully furnished one bedroom appart in barwa city

Anyone have an idea about the prices please ?

By zuhri• 3 years 10 months ago.

Yes. Please advise if there is any authority where we can file a complaint against them.

By CDN• 3 years 11 months ago.

These cheap rentals seem to be a scam with these additional costs that come up... is there a government body that you can lodge complaints to?

By tariqadar• 4 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5

I recently received bill for 7 days it is having three components:

1. chilled water consumption (based on some meter reading) @0.21 per unit

2. Chilled water Demand charges @ 240 Per Month

3. Gas/Water Heating Charges @ 176 Per Month

I couldn't really understand all.

I think water all the charges we have to pay to Waseef and only for electricity we have to register with Kaharama. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also the bill is indicating something at top Annual Capacity Rate as QAR 800.

1. Can anyone help me to understand all this.

2. Do I need to go to Kaharama for changing the electricity only or water also.

3. What is the deposit amount I have to pay at Kaharama.

By mohd ali99• 4 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
mohd ali99

I moved to the 3BHK on end of Jun 2013 and Now I received the Bill of 6282 QAR , for A/C (BTU Meter) , Chilled Water demand Charge , GAS , Water Heating charge ( All these including with Maintenance of theses facility and Elect bill for these chiller , heater ) according by them and GAS , Water Heating charge are flat rate base on flat size 3BHK as 320 for Gas and 264 for WH for monthly.Theses are not included Kahramaa bill as of now only elect bill and water bill will come soon..

By johnfitz• 4 years 2 months ago.

hi, i have the same question, is 7000QR to much for fully furnished???

By tariqadar• 4 years 3 months ago.

Hi, Can anybody tell me whom to approach for 2BHK flat in Barwa city for booking. I have got one contact they are offering me 2BHK furnished for 7000 QAR, but from above discussion it seams they are charging me high.

By wannabe• 4 years 5 months ago.

Hi all...

to get this topic running again I have a few questions since I'm planning to move to Barwa City soon - 2 bedroom unfurnished apartment with Waseef in upcoming weeks...

1. Rent is 5.105 QR/month

somebody mentioned "4750 +355 and then they merged both and said 5100 including AC and Hot Water" so I just wanted to be sure that there are no other hidden charges except Kahramaa Electricity and Water... and Vodafone internet of course. Can somebody please cofirm that.

2. Gas is free???

Can somebody please cofirm that.

3. Apartments have their own meters for Electricity and Water and what we heard the cost for 2-bedroom apartment is max 200 QAR.

Can please someone confirm that.

4. With Waseef, deposit when signing the contract is equal to 1-month rent or 2-month rent???

5. When are they planning to open any of localstores, pools or anything since we saw that everything looks dead at the moment.

Thank you all.

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 4 years 6 months ago.


By BobbPenn• 4 years 6 months ago.

Hey ppl, what is the price for a 3 bedroom apartment in Barwa City? Is it worth moving there from Ezdan Villages in Al Wakair? There I pay 4.5K, all inclusive, whatever 'all' means: Crappy furniture, poor Internet speeds, dirty pool and gim,constant parking problems...

In Barwa City it wouldn't be less than 7K? Is it worth that extra money?

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 4 years 7 months ago.

I hear the management is stupid... they keep telling the kids to keep the cycles inside their houses... and not to park the cycles near the buildings even on the outside...

Its ok to park car... but not cycles?!?!? ... they even confiscated some of the kids cycles...

how does it matter to them where the cycles are unless its not obstructing something? Then why are they making the cycle paths? Height of Stupidity?

By 21-Lancer• 4 years 7 months ago.

Any updates?

By Rich• 4 years 8 months ago.

the most unprofessional terminally useless bunch of cretins i have ever had the misfortune to meet, they can stick it...

By Mahmoud1• 4 years 8 months ago.

I just spoke to Barwa Call Center and apparently there will be some extra charges later. The staff was not sure when.

This is not acceptable at all as they did not mention this when I signed the contract.

I will speak to the management and will not keep silent if this happened.

By Mahmoud1• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 2/5

Barwa Call Center number is 800 4444. Add one more 4 if you are calling from landline

By fidazara• 4 years 8 months ago.

whatz the contact no of barwa village office? Mahmoud1@ did u register before in barwa? if u have contact details please provide it to me?

By haq87• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

605 riyals for 2 bedroom apartment plus water bill plus electricity.

I have never ever seen such charges for a rented apartment. These kind of charges are always paid by the landlord.

By fidazara• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 2/5

whtz the rent for two bedroom in barwa village. whtz ther contact no?

By blisteringbarnacles2007• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

I hear Kahramaa bill both Electricity and Water total to about a maximum of QR 170 per month.

Gas is free.

Hotwater 24x7.

Dust sealed.

Double sided glass windows for heat insulation to preserve A/C

AC free. except in June July Aug the hotter months. rest of the months you dont really need to switch on your house ac. In winter it is kinda cold...

By smrsn• 4 years 8 months ago.

check with them whether you will have to pay for AC, hot water, etc. then they would tell you about the vague clause!

By kkforever young• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
kkforever young

QAR 600 per month for a 2 bedroom flat is very high: the real cost will be half.

By FathimaH• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

600QR for E&W is waaaaay too much for a two bedroom flat. It appears to be as a result of a very sneaky clause and should be contested. Have you tried talking to the other tenants? What does the company have to say? Just cos they haven't been competent enough in getting meters fixed, doesn't mean others have to pay for it!

By vxfernandes• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

Intially it was 4750 +355 and then they merged both and said 5100 including AC and Hot Water. 5100 will be untill they fix a meter for E&W. So now that means people needs to Pay 5100 + 600 everymonth for 2 Bedroom??

By SEBASTIANNITU• 4 years 8 months ago.

Sorry for being somewhat off topic! Can I get StarLink or OSN in Barwa City? I am so confused about the television provider for the city.

I am moving there soon and I really really need to know1

Sorry for the off-topic.

By richard000• 4 years 8 months ago.

is 600 a fair amount? electricity and water cost only 100-200 riyals. how come the 600 is fair amount.

By Mahmoud1• 4 years 8 months ago.

I signed the contract with them 2 weeks back and it is saying 5100 for the rent. i gave them the checks so they cannot increase the amount before one year

By johnhaper• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 2/5

600.. fair amount.

By jon_ma• 4 years 8 months ago.

Nice explanation by expatbjl. In such a case, A good forethought during the design stages could have helped.

By smrsn• 4 years 8 months ago.

True!!! Initially they said total rent includes utilities charges. But now it is extra..

By expatbjl2013• 4 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 5/5


One of my jobs was to commission those buildings ready for occupancy.

The problem there is both the hot water and AC are provided from a single heating and cooling supply on the rooftop.

Therefore they cannot measure the individuals usage.

The only item they can measure is your domestic water and electricity as they have individual flat meters.

Before anyone asks, yes, if someone is at home all day the others will pay a portion of this but the occupiers' electricity will be higher because of running the fan coil units (3 in each apartment)


By Molten Metal• 4 years 8 months ago.
Molten Metal

comes free except a smile ...

By frez.joe• 4 years 8 months ago.

Totally less than 6K, cheap my dear!

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