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Rental Relationships – Have they changed due to Covid-19?
We have previously talked about force majeure clauses, discussing how if the performance of an obligation is affected by an unforeseen event, then the party may be relieved of that obligation. This time, we thought it would be useful to ... Read more
Force Majeure in Real Estate – May the Force be with you...
Force Majeure – Those of you with a rudimental grasp of the French language will have guessed that this legal term refers to a ‘superior force’. The theory is that if a contracting party has agreed to do something, but ... Read more
Colds, sharks & guilty pleasures – The off plan story
Those of us who have been in the region a while will recall that in the autumn of 2008 global economics finally caught up with us, and the Dubai real estate market fell off a cliff. America sneezed, we caught pneumonia, prices plummeted, and those who ... Read more
Property Visas – A Retirement Solution?
In the last issue we gave an overview of the way in which one can secure UAE residency status through ownership of property in Dubai. The article generated significant interest, particularly among those interested in retirement options, and we therefore thought it might be useful in this ... Read more
Residency through Property Ownership
There has been much talk recently about long term Visas, held out as an example of the Dubai government encouraging investment in the Emirate by creating a greater sense of belonging and security. So far however it seems those Visas have been offered only to a ... Read more