• Boulevard View
    Canal view
    City view
    Community view
    Corner view
    Courtyard View
    Emirates Palace
    Full Sea View
    Garden view
    Golf course view
    Island View
    Marina view
    Park view
    Partial sea view
    Sea view
    Street view
    Yas Island
  • Basketball court
    BBQ facilities
    Beach Access
    Central A/C system
    Central A/C System
    Central gas
    Central heating
    Children's play area inside
    Children's play area outside
    Childrens Swimming Pool
    Common Washroom
    Community center
    Emergency generator
    Fire Alarm System
    Fire alarm system
    Fire fighting system
    Firefighting System
    Fitness club
    Free Commercial Parking
    Golf course
    Landscaped gardens
    Marina berths
    Olympic Swimming Pool
    Sky Pod
    Smart systems
    Squash courts
    Steam room
    Swimming pool
    Tennis court
    Visitor parking
  • A/C
    Balcony Sliding Doors
    Breakfast bar
    Built in BBQ
    Built in wardrobes
    Built-in Wardrobe
    Ceiling fan
    Central A/C
    Central A/C
    Central A/C systems
    Ceramic tiles
    Childrens play area outside
    Closed Kitchen
    Closed Kitchen
    Coffee Machine
    Conventional electric oven
    Conventional gas oven
    Cooking Hood
    Cooking hoods
    Cooking hoods
    Cooking Stove
    Covered car ports
    Data Outlets
    Driver Room
    Drivers room
    Dry Pantry
    Electric cooking hub
    Electrical Kettle
    Fire Alarm
    Fire alarm system
    Fitness club
    Free Satellite
    Garbage disposal
    Gas cooking hub
    Granite Counter Tops – Kitchen
    Granite countertops
    Guest Room
    Hot Water System
    Kitchen Cabinet
    Kitchen Facilities
    Kitchen Facilities
    Landscaped gardens
    Laundry Room
    Light Fittings
    Light fittings
    Maids room
    Marble Counter Tops – Bathroom
    Marble flooring
    Marble Flooring
    Marble Vanity Top
    Microwave Oven
    Microwave oven
    Nany Room
    Open Kitchen
    Parquet flooring
    Pay TV Point
    Porcelain Tiles
    Power Outlets
    Power Supply
    Private pool
    Sat Decoder
    Security Room
    Security systems
    Slate flooring
    Sliding doors
    Smart home technology
    Smart Home Technology (applicable)
    Smoke Alarms
    Sun Room
    Telephone Points
    TV (Flat Screen)
    TV Point
    Utility Room
    Vaccum Cleaner
    WalkIn Closet
    Washer Dryer
    Washing Machine
    Wood flooring
Home Property Law Penalties

Abu Dhabi Property Law for 2016


Article 77 Practicing an Activity without a Licence

Without prejudice to any more severe penalty provided for by any other law, any person who practices any activity as a broker, brokers' employee, auctioneer, director of the owners' union, Evaluator or surveyor or who introduces himself in this capacity without being licensed or adjusting his situation according to the provisions of this Law, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not more than six months and/or a fine of not less than AED 50,000 (Fifty thousand) and not more than AED 200,000 (Two hundred thousand).

Article 78 Violations of Practicing the Activity of Real Estate Development

Without prejudice to any more severe penalty provided for by any other law, a fine of not less than AED 100,000 (One hundred thousand) and not more than AED 2,000,000 (Two million) shall be imposed on whomever:

a. Practiced the activity of real estate development without being registered or without adjusting his situation according to the provisions of this Law.
b. Submitted incorrect documents or statements to the competent authorities in order to obtain a licence for carrying out the activity of real estate development.
c. Offered units in fictitious real estate projects for sale with his knowledge.
d. Refrained from paying any amounts due thereon in the project escrow account.
e. Embezzled, illegally used, or wasted financial payments that were delivered thereto for the purposes of establishing real estate development projects.
f. Any auditor who deliberately developed a false report on the outcome of his review of the financial position of the developer or deliberately concealed fundamental facts in his report.
g. Any person who authenticated incorrect documents related to a real estate development project with his knowledge.
h.Any developer who dealt with a broker without being registered in the Real Estate Development Register.

Article 79 Cancellation and Suspension

1. The Department may cancel or suspend the licence in any of the following cases:

a. If the licensee does not fulfil any of the conditions stipulated in the provisions of this Law and its Executive Regulation as well as any regulations, resolutions or instructions issued pursuant thereto.
b. If the licensee violates the provisions of this Law or its Executive Regulation as well as any regulations, resolutions or instructions issued pursuant thereto, or the code of conduct imposed thereon.
c. If the licensed natural person was condemned of a crime involving moral turpitude or dishonesty.
d. If the licensee is no longer of good conduct according to the Department.
e. If the licensee is no longer capable of assuming his work efficiently at the discretion of the department.
f. Insolvency or bankruptcy of licensee.

2. The Department shall, prior to taking any procedure to cancel or suspend the licence, send a written notification to the licensee where the reasons and justifications of cancellation or suspension are indicated and a period of twenty one days is granted thereto to respond to such reasons and justifications.

3. The Department may only warn the licensee instead of cancelling or suspending the licence, provided that this warning is taken into consideration upon the evaluation of the licensees1 performance and renewal of his licence.

4. The licensee may file an appeal before the competent court against the resolution of the Department cancelling or suspending his licence or the warning sent thereto, within sixty days from the date of issuance of the Departments1 resolution.

Article 80 Deletion of Developer Registration

1. The Department may delete the registration of the developer from the Real Estate Development Register in any of the following cases:

a. He was declared bankrupt or subjected to liquidation.
b. If he failed to start the construction work of the real estate development project after the lapse of six months from the date of obtaining the approval to sell off-plan, without an acceptable excuse.
c. If he committed any of the violations mentioned in Clauses (b), (c), (d) and {e) of Article 78 of this Law.
d. If he violated the laws, regulations or resolutions concerning the regulation of the real estate sector.

2. The Department may, in addition to the deletion of the registration of the developer, impose any additional conditions on the developer in order to protect the public interest.

Article 81 Renewal of Registration

The developer whose registration was deleted according to the provisions of this Law may not submit an application for re-registration before the lapse of 12 months from the date of deletion.

Article 82 The Procedures of Violations

If it was proved to the Department that any of the licensees conducted or refrained from doing an act imposed by the provisions of this Law and its Executive Regulation and the regulations, resolutions and instructions issued pursuant thereto, the Department shall prepare a report on the incident and refer the matter to the public prosecution. Should this person be condemned by a final decision, the Department shall have the power to impose administrative penalties according to the provisions of this Law.

Article 83 Capacity of Judicial Officer

For the purposes of this Law, the Head of the Judicial Department shall issue in agreement with the Chairman, a resolution determining the employees of the Department and concerned municipalities which have the capacity of judicial officers.


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