The title deeds are issued by the Land Department for properties owned in Dubai.
The property laws in the Emirate of Dubai emphasizes on the need to register all transactions including transfer or modification of title deed to safeguard to rights of landlords, and any actions on the real estate that are not documented and approved by the Land Department are considered invalid.
The registration of the size of plots and units in Dubai is based on 3 main categories of maps as follows: Official Topographic Map Plot Map Plot Area Map
It is not possible to undertake any sale or purchase transaction on residential land unless permission is obtained from His Highness the Ruler of Dubai. However, the granted land can be mortgaged for construction purposes and map can be issued for this plot.
Yes, a power of attorney could be used to sell and buy properties according to the authorities and boundaries of the delegation awarded and defined in the power of attorney.
Title deed for granted residential land is issued after being approved by the Ruler. For transactions on other properties, the title deed is issued immediately once all the documents required are submitted.
Initial registration is registering an incomplete sale (i.e. when only part of the value of the property has been paid). The initial registration is designed for properties sold off-plan. Certificate is issued to indicate the sale process and the paid and pending amounts. The purpose of this type of registration is to safeguard the rights on owners and investors in case of re-sale.
The power of attorney must be verified and accredited by UAE embassy located in the country of origin of the power of attorney, and it must be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.
Inheritance issues are decided by the deceased family members and their religion. Moreover, courts in Dubai will rule according to the inheritance procedures followed in the said person’s country of origin.
Developer must register completed projects in LD as soon as they receive a certificate of completion from the competent authorities. The developer must transfer the registration from initial registration records to the Land Registry once the developer is fully paid.
In the case of increase in the area of the property above the agreed area, the area considered correct. However, in case the area is less than what is agreed on with the developer, the developer then must compensate the owner for the difference, unless the difference is marginal.
The Land Department is an executive party, and it follows the instructions received from the court on the estate inventory and distribution. Once instructed by the legal authorities, the LD will issue title deeds of the inherited properties in the name of heirs.
In the event that all required documents are submitted, the registration for sale transaction is carried out in 30 minutes.
Customers can pay the fees for transactions in the following ways: A bank cheque Credit Cards