Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dubai Municipality issues ultimatum to seven abandoned properties

The Dubai Municipality, as part of its efforts to keep the city clean and safe, has issued ultimate to owners of seven abandoned properties / buildings in Dubai. The civic body has warned the owners’ that if corrective action is not undertaken, the buildings will be demolished and owners’ will have to pay.

The owners’ have been asked to undertake necessary repair works immediately to demolish the structures, within two weeks from the issuance of notice.

The new order will be applicable to seven abandoned or neglected buildings in Al Satwa, Al Naif, Al Rashidiya, Abu Hail, Al Khubaisi, and Muhaisina.

Officials stressed that if the parties failed to respond to the order within stipulated time, then the structures would be demolished by civil bodies. The owners will have to bear the cost of work, and the additional 20 percent administration charges.

Dubai is the meeting point of East and West, and is a global destination for business and tourism. Given the prime position of the city, the aesthetic view of the streets and roads cannot be compromised, said Khalid Mohammed Saleh, Director of Building Department of Dubai Municipality.

Also, such buildings have been often found under use by illegal persons to do their unlicensed business, and as a safe haven to further increase anti-social elements.

The Building owners can contact the municipality at 800900 for additional information. Frequent and systematic inspections, timely notifications and fines have been used by the municipality to keep tab on abandoned and neglected buildings.

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