Dubai: No-Objection Certificates (NOC) for property deals in Dubai can now be executed electronically – a step that will boost the process and, potentially, lower cost for the seller.
The e-NOC system went live at Dubai Land Department on Sunday. Recently, these NOCs are provided by the developer or the concerned owner association (OA) management company. And they normally ask for about Dh1,500 to Dh3,000 for the same. In some chances, getting the OK cost the owner even Dh5,000.
“Whether it’s a one-year-old property or 10 years, developers/OAs are still demanding – and getting – a fee for the NOC issue,” said a property owner currently selling a unit at Dubai Silicon Oasis. “I was asked for Dh1,500, even though I had no outstanding payments of any sort with the developer or the property management firm.
“It’s an unwarranted charge and should not be added as a burden on the seller.”
The Land Department has not provided any fees that property sellers would be providing for the e-NOC, and that’s what is providing owners a great hope.
Do it electronically
As per some of the market sources, with the Land Department initiating eNOC, the need for the seller to get in the developer is cut off. If that’s the case, there is also no requirement for the seller to make the obligatory payment to the developer/OA.
The Land Department – and RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Agency) – have been getting into more of the deal process getting into the property purchasing and selling onto online channels. This contains valuation and registration checks and much more. The launch of eNOC is recent in the online evolution.
Go through ‘REST’
These are the means to be done in the transaction:
- Login to DubaiREST as an owner;
- Go to the dashboard;
- Select the property to apply for the eNOC service;
- Click on the service menu then select eNOC request;
- Submit the request; and
The owner will be given a message once the request is approved or rejected by the OA management company
Now, the OA organization is as yet engaged with clearing the transaction. In any case, since every one of these processes is directed through the Land Department’s DubaiREST portal, industry sources propose a large part of the leeway OAs delighted in charging for NOCs is decreased.
When the approval for the eNOC is gotten, the owner should contact the registration trustee’s office to lead the property deal.
“No effort should be spared to remove “hidden” – or not so hidden – charges in the property market,” said a market source. “If there are no dues left, why should it cost a property owner any additional sum just to get a certificate from the OAE firm?
“The Land Department is doing the right thing adding more features to their portal and making the whole transaction experience as transparent as possible.”