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Can Dubai property investor penalise developer for delayed off-plan purchase?

15/12/2016 - 07:12

Mario Volpi   I have invested in an off-pla... read more

Register your Abu Dhabi tenancy contract or you can’t sue for rental fraud

05/10/2016 - 07:10

Haneen Dajani   ABU DHABI // Prosecutors will no longer accept lawsuits fil... read more

Dubai real estate brokers required to verify ownership through smart app

27/09/2016 - 06:09

Dubai Land Department says new smart system preserves the rights of customers and investors. By: Staf... read more

Buying property in the UAE? 8 key questions you should ask

27/09/2015 - 07:09

Your checklist for purchasing property in the UAE By : Staff read more

Terms of Abu Dhabi rental contract have to be stated in writing

27/09/2015 - 08:09

When I moved into my apartment in Abu Dhabi I knew I would only be there for six months. I paid a full year but was told by a woman represe... read more

RERA: Understanding the property register law in Dubai

22/09/2015 - 13:09

Contractors and sub-contractors have a responsibility to register their projects Understanding your responsibilities as both a developer and sub-developer is an important p... read more

Can Abu Dhabi tenant move out halfway through contract and be refunded Dh85,000?

02/09/2015 - 07:09

I am a few months into my yearly rental agreement for an apartment in Abu Dhabi. I have been offered a new opportunity which means mov... read more

Ask the Agent - What should I consider when looking to rent a property?

02/09/2015 - 07:09

- Is Dubai's realty market about to enter a new period of oversupply? With new projects being announced and the market now in decline, will this prolong the current mar... read more

The dynamics of UAE freehold property

02/09/2015 - 07:09

The UAE freehold property scenario has been under the scanner, with fluctuating prices and incomplete projects. Victoria Rushton, Senior Residential Consultant of Better Homes, explains tha... read more

Dealing with rental deposits and service charges

02/09/2015 - 07:09

o you have found your new apartment or villa — the price seems fair, location is good and you're ready to move in. So far so straightforward. Now comes the matter of agreeing on the ren... read more

Arbitration for off-plan disputes

15/09/2015 - 10:09

- My developer is asking me to keep paying despite not much progress in the project I invested in. It is sending letters saying if I don't keep paying as per the contract terms ... read more

Can Dubai tenant sublease property on airbnb?

30/08/2015 - 07:08

I have a question regarding Airbnb which, like everywhere, seems to be becoming an increasingly popular  read more

A beginner’s guide to development

02/09/2015 - 07:09

While planning a housing project, a new developer has to dedicate a lot of time and resources in properly understanding the local market, demographics, issues, government regulations, land pric... read more

Evicted Dubai resident seeks compensation after finding family living in property

14/08/2015 - 05:08

My landlord gave me less that one year to vacate on the grounds that he wanted to use the apartment for “his own personal us... read more

Abu Dhabi’s new real estate law

02/09/2015 - 07:09

Abu Dhabi’s real estate market is expected to witness substantial growth in the future, with both developers and investors likely to allocate a greater proportion of their investments towa... read more

Buy or rent property in Dubai? New calculation helps you decide

24/08/2015 - 09:08

IMF says price-to-rent ratios have declined; gross yields up in UAE. A mathematical calculation is now making it easier for you to take the call on whether to buy or rent... read more

Back-weighted Dubai property plans soar in popularity among investors

08/08/2015 - 08:08

The number of developers in Dubai offering back-weighted payment plans has risen dramatically in a bid to tempt more buyers into the marketplace, according to ... read more

More Dubai employees now have health cover

03/08/2015 - 05:08

Employers have continued to respond to government regulations requiring firms to provide employee health insurance under the latest phase of the compulsory scheme. ... read more

All you need to know about passport renewal in UAE

30/07/2015 - 07:07

How long does it take to renew your passport here in the UAE? Days? Weeks? Months? Minutes? Yes, apparently in one case, it could take a few minutes, Gulf News has learnt. ... read more

Why you need to re-register your SIM card

30/07/2015 - 07:07

Details must be updated when documents used to register are renewed. Residents who do not update their SIM card registration details with telecom companies could face disconnectio... read more

Your Emirates ID can double up as ATM card

30/07/2015 - 07:07

Mashreq Bank customers can now open accounts, pay their bills, update their personal information and withdraw and deposit cash by just showing their Emirates Identity... read more

Can new Dubai property owner bump up tenant's rent or evict?

29/07/2015 - 08:07

We are purchasing a Dubai property, which is tenanted until August 2015. So far no vacating letter has been sent to the tenant. So u... read more

Traders and consumers complement each other

29/07/2015 - 09:07

Traders should treat their consumers well and provide only best quality products and services. The trader and the ... read more

How to book a Water Taxi in Dubai

27/07/2015 - 09:07

You can now book a Water Taxi in Dubai, find out how here. Overview The RTA has launched a new online portal that allows you to now book a Water Taxi online. Timi... read more

Best rental studios for Abu Dhabi singles

27/07/2015 - 09:07

Here’s a guide to bachelor accommodation in capital for every budget. Lack of affordable housing remains a pressing expat issue in Abu Dhabi, more so for bachelors as studio apartment... read more

Where are the best places for expats to live in Abu Dhabi?

27/07/2015 - 09:07

Location, location, locat... read more

UAE Legal Q&As;: When in doubt about rent, call the arbitrator

26/07/2015 - 14:07

My annual contract for a one-bed flat in Al Nahda 2, Dubai, is due for renewal on October 1. As per the law, the real estate agent sent a notice 90... read more

New UAE law: 10 years' jail for hate crimes and discrimination

20/07/2015 - 09:07

Anti-Discriminatory Law law criminalises acts that insult religion through speech, written word, books, pamphlets or online media. The United Arab Emirates has issued a new law against a... read more

Secrets to managing sky rocketing expenses in UAE

19/07/2015 - 03:07

With rising inflation and still elevated rentals, expats in the UAE find it hard to save. Los Angeles: Rayni and Branden Williams spent months lining up a director, cast and crew... read more

Leaving the UAE? Here's how to do so the right way

15/07/2015 - 09:07

Leaving the UAE can be time-consuming for expats – you need to be physically present to close down many accounts, a... read more

Things you need to know before renting a home

04/07/2015 - 07:07

There are always two things to consider when you are searching for your family nest here in Dubai: the location and the size of the property. Removal services and labour co... read more

Best localities in capital for single people

04/07/2015 - 08:07

Dhabi, like the other emirates, has a wide variety of housing options for families and singles alike. For the latter, the challenge is t... read more

A renter's manual at your finger tips

04/07/2015 - 07:07

Renting in Dubai can be a daunting task for newcomers or anyone who has never gone looking for an apartment. Even if you've been renting for years, new laws are likely to ... read more

A look at the legal side of buying properties

04/07/2015 - 08:07

Dubai is witnessing a slew of off-plan launches both in the luxury and affordable segments. Wary of delays in handovers, many investors are opting to go for ready-to-move-... read more

How does an escrow account work?

04/07/2015 - 08:07

If you have considered investing in real estate, you would have certainly heard of escrow accounts. If you are an investor, it is important to understand what it is exactly to protect y... read more

Considerations when investing in property

04/07/2015 - 07:07

The UAE offers several active opportunities to property investors. Apart from the benefits of tax-free return, the stability of its real estate market also attracts many i... read more

Turn your UAE property into hottest online listing: 3 key steps

23/08/2015 - 12:08

Real estate brokerage experts advice on what makes property listing attractive. Has your apartment been listed on online property portals for some months now and you aren&rs... read more

Provided to buyers

09/12/2014 - 12:12

Find real estate in accordance with the buyer’s needs, specifications, and cost Take buyers to and shows them properties available for sale... read more

Provided to seller as client

08/12/2014 - 14:12

To help accomplish the goal of finding buyers Lists the property for sale to the public, often on a CRM system, in addition to an... read more

Turning Houses into Homes

25/11/2014 - 14:11

Turning Houses into Homes there is nothing closer to your family than your home.  It's a very personal thing and when it comes time to sell it or look for a new ... read more