The Government of Dubai Land Department announces the launch of its ’Registration Trustees’ service that will allow for complete customer transactions outside official working hours through licensed legal offices.
Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the Land Department, commented, "We strive through our integrated and advanced platforms to make transactions easier for our customers; being able to complete property deals outside of working hours and at different locations will not only save time and effort for all parties involved, but also serves to relieve congestion at customer service centres. This unique service joins a number of initiatives aimed at elevating the high standards currently followed by the LD."
Bin Mejren explained, "The launch of the new electronic service is part of a comprehensive developmental plan that follows in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, that calls for facilitating interaction and transaction with government services through providing government services online."
He added, "All of our efforts continue to focus on providing the best customer experience, and this latest development is a step further in that direction. The addition of licensed legal offices around the emirate will make transactions more efficient for all involved."
’Registration Trustees’ will initially handle sales, mortgages and leasing by accepting customer applications and sending them to the LD for processing and printing. These will then be returned the next day by office or courier. All transactions will be carried out under the terms and conditions of the LD to ensure the legitimacy of each transaction.
Some of the main conditions for being a ’Registration Trustees’: the applicant does not have prior real estate brokers or real estate developer licenses, emiratization should not be less than 70% in the company’s license, the management should be 100% Emiratis, and in case of any changes, modifications or updates in the company’s license LD must be informed.
The development presents a unique opportunity for those in the legal profession - namely those over the age of 22 with a Bachelor’s degree in law - as ’registration trustees’ in the real estate market. The LD has opened registration for accredited citizen lawyers who are interested in acting as ’Registration Trustees’.
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