Dubai property owner pays Dh53,000 to buy JLT parking


By Parag Deulgaonkar

A property owner has paid Dh53,000 to buy a parking space in a tower in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) master community.

RB, who requested only his initials be used, told Emirates 24|7 that he paid Dh53,000 to buy a parking space in August to get a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the title deed from the developer.

“I tried to convince the developer to issue the NOC, but he insisted that I buy a parking space.”

In 2012, this website reported that a developer refused to issue a NOC to the owner unless he bought a parking space.

“I didn’t have Dh40,000 to buy a parking bay last year, but I decided to buy it now by taking a personal loan. The developer hiked the price by 32 per cent and did not negotiate,” RB said. More info