Dubai Property Disputes
How Real Estate Attorneys Can Assist
The UAE’s real estate sector is dynamic, ever-changing, and a clear engine of the nation’s growth. Over the last few years, the number of segments and sectors in the local property market has increased substantially, attracting the interest of both domestic and international investors. It has also learned from its early flaws in order to become more healthy and resilient.
As a result of the maturity of the market, numerous real estate laws now deal with registration, mortgages, escrow accounts, rental agreements, homeowners’ associations, and other similar areas, ensuring developers’ and banks’ duties and protecting investors’, tenants’, and homeowners’ rights.
There are countless issues associated with the purchase and sale of property, from simple contractual disputes up to highly complicated cases.
We correspond with stakeholders consisting of direct investors, landlords, real estate developers, and authorities. To resolve any challenges, we cooperate with authorities, banks, and financial institutions.
Our four-step resolution procedure
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Discussion: Our lawyers will keep you apprised of all developments throughout our discussion, attempting to be mindful of all involved parties and address issues in a way that everyone can be content.
Arbitration: When either negotiation and mediation are deemed unlikely or unsuccessful, arbitration is a cost-effective alternative. The case is submitted to an arbitrator, who reviews it and renders a decision in accordance with applicable laws pertaining to real estate.
Mediation: A mediator will intervene if the negotiation between the two parties is not able to reach a beneficial result. A specialist is brought in to make the decisions impartially for all parties involved in the situation.
Litigation: we think lawsuits to be an option for dealing with conflicts because it can be expensive and time consuming, and both parties must have legal representation in order for a case to be accepted in court.
Government services and assistance
The Dubai Government has established several avenues for amicable dispute resolution.
Dispute Lawsuits for Amicable Settlement: The Dubai Land Department (DLD) allows individuals to use this service to agree to a legally binding outcome outcome free of litigation. A reconciliation is reached when all parties must sign off on it, it is signed by all parties, approved and enforced by The Rental Disputes Centre.
Dubai Legal Clinic: Ahmed Bin Hazeem & Associates (BSA) and trade association DLD announced a collaborative agreement to form an independent public advisory service on real estate matters. The free service was provided at DLD’s offices in Deira.
The RDC (Rental Dispute Settlement Centre): Dubai Land Department is in charge of providing support and executing all matters pertaining to the Dubai rental industry. RDC is in charge of addressing disputes pertaining to rental real estate in Dubai and Dubai free zones, including counter-claims and requests for either temporary or urgent action from either side.
Unfinished and Cancelled Projects Tribunal: In December 2020, a new decree updated Dubai’s law for the liquidation of incomplete or cancelled real estate development projects in December 2013. It also established a tribunal to resolve the rights of affected parties, to replace the committee for the same purpose.
The RERA will collect and analyze pertinent details about projects which involved unfinished, canceled, or liquidated real estate projects in Dubai. It will be in part responsible to the court to resolve the disputes. The court shall review and resolve all disputes, grievances, and complaints arising from such projects, including those earlier resolved, during the initial stages resolve.
In regard to such projects in Dubai, the Arbitration Tribunal will establish subcommittees and appoint auditors, or issue instructions to the trustee of escrow accounts.
Legal assistance is available at your fingertips.
Our qualified property legal experts provide legal guidance on all facets of commercial and residential real estate, with the understanding that prudence and prevention are superior to litigation.
Contract drafting and review<br>
Purchase and sale contracts<br>
Agreements for hotel and property management<br>
Leasing of residential, commercial, and industrial properties<br>
Transactions in commercial real estate<br>
Resolution of real estate disputes<br>
Off-the-plan property advice<br>
Real estate licensing, registration, and financing<br>
Compliance with strata law Escrow advisory<br>
Property structuring in collaboration<br>
Arbitration and litigation in real estate