DUBAI TO CUT PROPERTY SERVICE CHARGES THIS YEAR

 

Dubai’s property owners can look forward to paying lower service charges this year, as part of wider efforts to lower the associated costs involved in owning a home in the Emirate.

This is one of the initiatives being rolled out by Dubai Land Department in alliance with Owner Association management companies.

Also, all fines clocked up by property owners for not paying service charges in 2019 and this year are being waived, as reported by ‘Gulf News’ on Monday. Owners will also be eligible to pay off their service charges via installments.

According to Marwan bin Ghalita, CEO of RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Agency), “In these exceptional global circumstances, everyone is expected to show solidarity and cooperation to meet the call of our wise leadership to combat the global pandemic.

“JOP (Jointly Owned Property) management companies and developers seek to show the highest degree of care and understanding of the current situation and the consequences that may result from it that burden people.”

Source: Gulf News – Written by Manoj Nair

ABU DHABI & DUBAI GOVERNMENTS BLOCK TENANT EVICTIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC

 

Abu Dhabi and Dubai tenants struggling to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic are exempt from eviction after the government issued new directives to protect them.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, temporarily suspended all eviction judgements related to residential and commercial facilities in the emirate during March and April, according to a Wednesday statement from the Dubai Media Office.

The directive also stopped all “imprisonment judgements” linked to rental disputes. However, the ruling does not apply to abandoned homes.

“The generous gesture reflects the leadership’s humanitarian considerations at a time when people are facing challenges,” the Dubai Media Office added.

On Tuesday, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, ordered the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to halt all rental property eviction cases currently in process.

“The move is in line with the UAE government’s keenness to support members of society and reduce their burdens during the current situation,” said the government statement carried by state-run news agency Wam.

The UAE government is rolling out a series of measures to alleviate the financial burden on businesses and consumers as a result of the slowdown in activity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some companies in the UAE have reduced the number of days their staff work or cut salaries to help counter the effects of a halt in operations during the stay-at-home directives from the government. This can in turn affect residents’ ability to meet rental payments.

Source: The National – Written by Alice Haine

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