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Real Estate Laws
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It is a property type where the owner owns both the land and the unit. The owner of a freehold real estate can sell, lease or occupy the property. The ownership of a freehold real estate is transferred to the legal heir of the freehold property owner. People from any country can buy a freehold property.
The English language word ‘contracts’ translates to ‘oqood’ in Arabic. In the UAE, Oqood is a real estate registration service portal which automates, regulates and monitors property market by operating under a set of rules and regulations set by real estate authorities. Real estate developers and property buyers can use this service to register a property.
The word ‘offplan’ refers to a property on which construction is yet to start or has just been started.
The acronym DLD represents the Dubai Land Department which is a government organization that looks after the legislation, organizations, products and services related to the real estate industry in Dubai.
Generally, (Dubai Land Department) DLD charges a 4% fee to the property at the time of property transfer. DLD waiver means the property buyer does not have to pay the DLD fee because the property developer will pay it.
The word leasehold means a property that cannot be purchased by anyone. It is offered under a lease agreement, typically for 10 to 99 years.
The Real Estate Regulatory Agency in Dubai is abbreviated as RERA. It is a part of the Dubai Land Department (DLD) and it is responsible for overseeing the regulations in the real estate industry in Dubai. One of its primary functions is to organize the exchange process of the properties and many more.
DEWA stands for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and this government organization manages the water and power supply across Dubai.
Please visit DEWA’s website to apply for electricity and water connections. Alternatively, you can visit their office to get water and electricity supplies to your property.
The Arabic word ‘ejari’ means ‘my rent’ in English and Ejari is an online service to register and regulate tenancy contracts in Dubai. One of its primary goals is to ensure that all rental transactions occur through proper channels and all rental contracts are made as per the law.
It is necessary to register every tenancy agreement with Ejari. The law makes it essential for the tenant to register the tenancy contract with Ejari. If you want to register your tenancy contract with Ejari, they will need a Title Deed, Signed Tenancy Contract, SPA (Sales and Purchase Agreement), Passport, Visa, EID (Emirates ID), copy of landlord’s Passport and Fingerprint.
Yes, you need Ejari for DEWA. If you want to apply for DEWA connections, you will first have to register with Ejari.
Yes, tenants have to pay a 5% to 10% security deposit to the landlords in advance and this amount will stay with the landlord as long as you are a tenant and would be refunded on vacating the property.
If you rent a furnished property, you will have to pay 10% security in advance. If you rent an unfurnished property, you will have to pay 5% security in advance. Moreover, a tenant is required to deposit AED 2,000 to DEWA if the tenant is renting an apartment or AED 4,000 if the tenant is renting a villa. Ejari also charges AED 225 fee. If the property has a chiller, an additional deposit might be required. If a person or company rents a property through a real estate agency, you will have to pay their commission too.
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