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Real Estate

The real estate law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is governed by Federal Law No. (5) of 1985, also known as the Civil Transactions Law, and its subsequent amendments. The law sets out the legal framework for real estate transactions and defines the rights and obligations of parties involved in real estate dealings.

The main features of the real estate law in the UAE include:

  • Property ownership: Non-citizens are allowed to own property in certain designated areas in the UAE, but restrictions apply to ownership in other areas.
  • Leasing: The law regulates the relationship between landlords and tenants, including the negotiation and execution of lease agreements.
  • Sales and Purchase Agreements: The law provides for the formation, negotiation, and execution of sales and purchase agreements for real estate properties in the UAE.
  • Mortgages: The law regulates the creation and enforcement of mortgage agreements in the UAE, including the rights and obligations of lenders and borrowers.
  • Dispute Resolution: The law provides for the resolution of disputes arising from real estate transactions through the courts or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.

It is not only advisable but rather crucial to seek the advice of experienced real estate lawyers to ensure compliance with the latest requirements in an ever-changing legal landscape.

Representation & Services

Our team provides a full range of commercial real estate services. We advise our clients including many real estate developers and buyers on all aspects of real estate transactions, sale, purchase, lease agreements, construction agreements, fund investment, property development, acquisitions and disposals, real estate management and finance, hospitality, and real estate joint ventures.

We specialize in a range of services, including but not limited to:

  • Real Estate Transactions: We assist clients with all aspects of real estate transactions, including buying, selling, leasing, and financing of properties. Our lawyers will guide you through the entire process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and your interests are protected.
  • Property Disputes: If you are involved in a dispute regarding a real estate matter, our lawyers can represent you in court and help you reach a resolution. Whether it is a boundary dispute, ownership dispute, or a construction dispute, we have the knowledge and experience to help.
  • Real Estate Development: We provide legal support to developers, investors, and contractors in the development of real estate projects. Our lawyers will help you navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment, ensuring that your project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Real Estate Investments: If you are looking to invest in real estate in the UAE, our lawyers can help you identify favorable opportunities and advise you on the legal implications of your investment. We will also assist you with the negotiation and preparation of investment contracts.
  • Real Estate Litigation: If your real estate matter goes to court, our lawyers have the skills and experience to represent you effectively and protect your rights with a commitment to deliver the best possible results.

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Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced real estate lawyers. Let us help you achieve your real estate goals.