Two new laws aimed at boosting investor confidence in the Dubai real estate sector came into force on 18 November 2019. These are Dubai Law No. 6 of 2019 on the joint ownership of properties (Joint Ownership Law) and Dubai Law No. 4 of 2019 on the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA Law).
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla has represented a major real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in successful appeals to two cases to the Dubai Court of Cassation relating to the sale of off-plan property developments in Dubai, and helped set new precedents in this field, reinforcing confidence in the real estate market.
Since the 2008 global financial crisis, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken great care to reinforce confidence in the real estate market. Most recently, the Dubai courts, in particular, have issued a number of landmark judgments that aim to balance the competing interests of developers and buyers, to facilitate the sale and purchase of property in the Emirate, and to keep the market as buoyant as possible in the face of a global economic slowdown.