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Land Sterling GA

With more than 100 years of cumulative experience in the UAE, Saudi and UK Real Estate markets, Land Sterling is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning firm.

Land Sterling GA is a progressive real estate brokerage division based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Land Sterling GA is a collaboration between Land Sterling and one of the region’s leading entrepreneurial realty services companies.

Sales & Leasing Brokerage | Land Sterling
Sales & Leasing Brokerage | Land Sterling
Sales & Leasing Brokerage | Land Sterling

We’ve built our success by keeping our clients at the heart of everything we do.

We understand that clients are not just looking to purchase or rent a property, but a home to make memories in. We instill passion and empathy into our real estate consultants so that they understand the importance of moving or investing from a client’s perspective.

An expert team you can trust.

We know that real estate decisions are difficult, and we are confident in our expertise to help you make the right property decisions. We are proud to say that our responsibility is to locate the right property and ensure the process is as smooth and enjoyable for every client.

Why choose Land Sterling GA?

You will find our team is diligent, professional, diverse, and ready to cater to your every property need. We won’t rest until you are 100% satisfied with the service we provide. We are trusted by our clients, accessible and always with a reach. Our real estate consultants are handpicked and trained to the highest standards to professionally represent our brand and your interests. We bring to the table unrivalled community expertise across the local markets.

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Brokerage Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The United Arab Emirates is a tax-less country, so there are no taxes on property or any income generated from it. However, residents living and working in the UAE will obtain a Tax Residency Certificate under certain conditions, including their physical presence in the country for more than 183 days within 12 months. Upon property transfer, a fee is paid to the Dubai Land Department. The buyer and seller share the burden of the 4% where the buyer pays the full transfer fee. Payments are made between one to four times a year at an average price of AED10-AED30 per sq. ft., depending on the project and services included.

As per Law No. 85 of 2006 regarding the regulation of real estate brokers, these are some of the requirements for brokerages in the emirate:

  • Have an appropriate trade license from the Dubai Department of Economic Development;
  • The brokerage company and all its brokers must be registered with the RERA. Upon registration, the agency is given an Office Registration Number (ORN), and its agents are given a Broker Registration Numbers (BRN);
  • To be registered with the RERA, all agents of a brokerage company need a certificate from the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) and have to pass a professional test administered by the RERA.
  • Brokers are required to comply with a Code of Ethics published by the RERA.

The Dubai market is a melting pot of cultures, and it can be a daunting task for those new to the country. It is difficult to trace down who is responsible if something goes wrong in a property deal. Real estate agencies act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers, and as such, there is a clear account of who is responsible, and both buyer and seller know where to turn when something goes wrong. Not all agents in the market are registered, and homeowners and tenants must ensure they are dealing with a registered agent to safeguard their assets.

 

As intermediaries, agencies are ethically obliged to work out a deal that is in the best interest of both parties. For example, the agency is responsible for collecting a deposit from the buyer and holding on to it until final payments are made to the seller. The buyer can be assured that they will receive the deposit back if something goes wrong with the deal on the part of the seller. Meanwhile, the seller is assured that they will be compensated if the agreement is cancelled in the buyer's interest.

"Freehold property refers to the type of property purchase, where the buyer owns the plot and the unit. He/She is the landowner and has the title deed under his name. An heir can inherit a freehold property from the title deed holder. The owner of a freehold property is entitled to lease, occupy or sell his/her property. The owner can use the property for any purpose as long as it is in accordance with the local rules and regulations.

 

Freehold properties were introduced here to encourage foreign investment in Dubai. The most popular freehold areas for expats to purchase property, include Dubai Marina, Emirates Hills, Al Barsha, and Palm Jumeirah. "

Oqood refers to contracts in Arabic and is an online service by Emirates Real Estate Solutions for developers. It helps with the property registration process between the developers and buyers.

An off-plan property refers to a property whose construction is yet to begin or is in its preliminary stages of construction.

DLD is the abbreviation for Dubai Land Department. The government's regulatory body deals with all property and real estate-related legislation, organization, and services for any real estate transactions in Dubai.

A DLD Waiver is the waiver of the DLD fee that is levied on property purchases. The DLD Fee is 4% of the property value and is payable by the buyer. Ergo a DLD Waiver means the buyer does not pay this fee and the developer instead pays it.

Freehold means complete property ownership by the buyer who will have his name on the title deed. In comparison, leasehold refers to having the property on lease for more than 10 years and up to 99 years. The property cannot be bought completely.

RERA stands for Real Estate Regulatory Agency and is part of the DLD that takes care of the regulations in the real estate industry in Dubai. It is in charge of handling the relationship between all parties of a contract and organizes the exchange process of the properties.

DEWA is the abbreviation for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. It is in charge of the electricity and water supply in Dubai.

In most instances, the transaction process goes as follows:

 

The buyer chooses the property.

Buyer and seller sign the sales and purchase agreement, where all the terms and conditions of the deal are mentioned: the purchase price, additional expenses (agency fee, transfer fee at the DLD, developer's fee, service charge refund, etc.), the transfer date of the deal at the DLD, terms of payment and clearly-defined responsibilities and penalties for both parties in case they fail to uphold the conditions set out in the agreement.

 

On signing the agreement, the buyer pays the deposit, which is usually 10% of the purchase price.

 

The seller applies for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the developer in order to sell the property. The NOC is required for the transfer process at the DLD.

 

Once the NOC is ready, the buyer and seller can transfer the property and register it in the buyer's name. Usually, payments need to be made at the time of registration.

 

If buying a property directly from the developer, the SPA is signed. The Sales Purchase Agreement, or SPA, is an important document you sign with the developer that has all the agreed terms and conditions about the sale transaction.

Once all the required documents are in order, it takes an average of 30 minutes to register a sale.

Buyers/owners of properties can get a legal proxy with a proper and duly legalized power of attorney. This person with the POA can have the right to dispose the properties on behalf of the client, as mentioned in the POA. The POA is valid for purposes like sale, mortgage, and gifting and is valid for a period of 2 years. In the case of purchasing with a POA, the said POA is valid for 5 years from the date of notarization at the notary public.

Yes, you can sell an off-plan property before its completion date.

A buyer is eligible for UAE investor visa if his total investment is AED 1 million or above in one of maximum three properties.

Yes, you can mortgage a property in Dubai.

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