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FAQ | OFF-PLAN PROPERTIES IN DUBAI

What is an off-plan property in Dubai?

An off-plan property still needs to be constructed or is in the early stages of development. Buyers purchase directly from developers based on brochures and marketing material. The property is usually bought with a 10-20% down payment and a signed Sales Purchase Agreement (SPA). Payments are often linked to construction progress.

Why should I consider buying off-plan?

-Cost savings: Early purchase prices are lower.

-Choice: You can select prime apartments within a development.

-Potential profit: Selling before completion can yield profits.
Newness: Off-plan properties are brand new with modern features.

What risks are associated with off-plan?

-Delayed completion: Real estate projects in UAE can be delayed a maximum of 1 year due to regulation. After one year, the developer must pay the penalties to the buyers as mentioned in the SPA (Sales Purchase Agreement) 

-Market fluctuations: Property values can change during construction. Consult our professional team before making any decisions.

-Developer reliability: Research the developer’s track record.

Can foreigners buy an off-plan property in Dubai?

Yes, foreigners can purchase an off-plan property in Dubai. There are no restrictions on ownership.

How do I ensure my development will be completed?

-Research the developer’s reputation and track record.
-Escrow accounts: Funds are held securely until completion.

When can I sell my off-plan property?

-You can sell before completion if market conditions are favourable.
-Capital appreciation: Selling at a profit is possible.

What are the upfront costs for buying an off-plan property?

-Payment plans vary by developer.
-Generally, down payments range between 10% and 20%; however, some offer a 5% downpayment, with the rest linked to construction milestones.

Are off-plan properties a good investment?

-Yes, it is. Off-plan properties in Dubai offer the best price advantage for real estate investors, allowing them to achieve price appreciation.

-Research: Understand the market and choose wisely.

What amenities are typically included in off-plan developments?

Amenities vary, but standard features include pools, gyms, landscaped areas, and security.

How do I choose a reliable developer?

-Look for established developers with a proven track record.
-Our team is here to assist you in choosing the best project for buying off-plan properties in Dubai.

What is the role of the Sales Purchase Agreement (SPA)?

-The SPA outlines the terms of the property purchase.
-It includes details like payment schedules, completion dates, and penalties.

Can I customize an off-plan property?

-Some developers allow customization options during construction.
-Discuss this with the developer before purchasing.

What happens if the developer goes bankrupt?

-Escrow accounts protect buyers’ funds in case of developer insolvency.
-The government hands the project to the new developer and uses the money already in an escrow account to complete the construction.

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