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LAW NO. (27) OF 2007


Concerning Ownership of Jointly Owned Properties in the Emirate of Dubai




H. H. The Ruler's Court
Government of Dubai
Law No. (27) of 2007


I, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Taking cognizance of:


Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 regarding civil transactions and its amendments; And Law No. 7 of 2006 regarding property registration in the Emirate of Dubai; And Regulation No. 3 of 2006 regarding determining designated areas where non-citizen can own property in the Emirate of Dubai,


Issue the following Law:




Article (1)


This Law shall be called Law No. [27] of 2007 regarding Ownership of Jointly
Owned Property in the Emirate of Dubai.


Article (2)


The following words and expressions unless the context otherwise dictates shall have the following meanings:


Emirate: Emirate of Dubai
Department: Land Department
Chairman: Chairman of the Department
Registry: The property registry maintained at the Department Master Developer: The person who is licensed to engage in the property development and sale of Units in the Emirate under the terms of a Master Community Declaration.
Sub-Developert: The person who is licensed to engage in the property development and sale of Units and granted the right from a Master Developer to develop part of a development project in accordance with the terms of the Master Community Declaration applying to that project.
Jointly Owned Property: The whole or part of a building or land, or both, divided into Units intended for separate ownership where part of such building or land has been designated as Common Areas.
Unit: Any flat, floor, a part of land or house (villa) connected or not connected with another house bein part of a Jointly Owned Property.
Common Areas: Those common parts of Property designated for common use by Unit Owners and Occupiers and shown in the Site Plan.
Site Plan: A plan registered in the Register showing the Units and its Common Areas.
The Owner: The person who is registered as an owner of a Unit in the Register, including persons with a long term lease or usufruct right for limited period and also the Master Developer or the Sub-Developer in regard to unsold Units.
Master Community Declaration: The terms and conditions governing the development and operation of Jointly Owned Property.
Building Management Statement: A document complying with relevant regulations and registered on the Register that sets out arrangements for maintenance and cost sharing relating to Common Areas and facilities, and including equipment and services in any part of other building which is subject to this law.
Owners' Association: An association constituted in accordance with article 17 of this Law.
Association Constitution: The rules and regulations that governs the Owners' Association, which shall be issued in accordance with this Law.
Occupier: Whoever leases a Unit (other than a long term lease) and any visitor of a Unit Owner.
Utility Service:

Any of the following services:


  1. water reticulation or supply;
  2. gas reticulation or supply;
  3. electricity supply;
  4. air conditioning;
  5. telephone service;
  6. computer data or television service;
  7. a sewer system;
  8. drainage;
  9. a system for the removal or disposal of garbage or waste;
  10. a system for the delivery of mail, parcels or goods;
  11. any other system or service designed to enhance the Utilities of Units or Common Areas.


Article (3)


  1. Lands owned by Developers and used as Jointly Owned Properties (and the Units sold by said Developers ) shall be registered with the Department.
  2. Where a Unit in an existing Jointly Owned Property is used by the Owners of another Jointly Owned Property, the Owners Association for the second Jointly Owned Property becomes a member of the Owners Association for the first Jointly Owned Property.

Article (4)


The Department shall prepare and maintain special registers for the Jointly Owned Properties and their owners and shall issue appropriate title deeds and regulate the sale, mortgage (or any other disposal) of said Jointly Owned Properties and the registration of long term lease contracts and usufruct rights related to these Jointly Owned Properties. Access to those registers shall be provided to all concerned parties.


Article (5)


Article (4) of Law No (7) of 2006 concerning property registration in the Emirate of Dubai shall apply to ownership of Jointly Owned Property.



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