Dubai Land Department calls on developers to pay property registration fees within 60 days

Completion of the property registration process and the payment of registration services fees would contribute to transactions in the emirate

Dubai Land Department (DLD) directed real estate developers in the emirate to the necessity of initiating the payments of property registration services fees within a maximum period of 60 days, stressing that the property registration process is carried out by the real estate developer after the buyer would have submitted the required fees (4 per cent of the property’s value).

DLD calls on real estate developers to not exceed the legal period in order to avoid any delay penalties that may arise as a result, explaining that the value of the required 4 per cent of a property’s value is to be paid based on the agreement concluded between the seller and the buyer, whether when registering a whole or partial sale.

Mansoor Zain Alsharif, Manager of the Real Estate Registration Assurance Section in the Real Estate Registration Services Department at DLD, said: “At DLD, we seek to promote the principle of transparency to bring together all relevant parties in the sale or purchase process. As such, we cannot stress enough the importance of educating investors about the legal period specified in accordance with the emirate’s legislation, given the lack of knowledge of some investors to this regard, and, thus, preserving their rights and preventing them from being exposed to any violations that may result should the specified period be exceeded.”

Alsharif added: “The completion of the property registration process and the payment of registration services fees would also contribute to increasing the number of real estate transactions in the emirate, which in turn is positively and significantly reflected on enhancing the trust of investors and customers in Dubai’s real estate market, which would encourage the attracting of additional investors, specifically in the build-up to Expo 2020.”

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