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Dubai tightens rules on build quality

Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has set up a team of specialists to visit new building projects and check that developers are adhering to international standards.12 Oct 2016

RERA has announced a programme of field visits to projects in different locations across Dubai, it said in a statement.

The visits will look at major projects to "upgrade the specifications of the buildings and ensure that they comply with the highest international standards", RERA said, "with a view to placing Dubai at the forefront of global real estate markets for attracting investment".

Mohammed Khalifa bin Hammad, director of the real estate regulatory relations department said: "The control programme which has been applied will help us to ensure that developers commit to finishing building requirements, and will get rid of any excesses that may appear in new projects."

The team will make field trips and follow up visits to all new projects before owners and tenants move in to the properties, RERA said.

RERA recently announced that all property being marketed in Dubai, including developments being built overseas, now requires a permit.

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