Dubai property owner pays Dh53,000 to buy JLT parking

Claims developer refused to issue NOC unless he bought parking space

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.

However, despite buying the parking space, the developer has still not issued him the NOC, RB claims.

“No reason has been given for the delay. I keep on following up with them, but they aren’t giving any concrete answer,” he claims.

Parking barriers

Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC), master developer of JLT, commenced activation of parking barriers in September 2012 with 16 clusters now covered.

This website reported then that in an email sent to a JLT resident, DMCC said the centre was finalising a solution and would issue JLT parking permits for those who require additional parking spaces.

The centre states that parking barriers have been activated to ensure that those people who have purchased the right to exclusive use of parking garages can park their vehicles, sell or lease their spaces.

“Any owner or tenant who has not acquired parking rights is advised to contact their tower developer, owners association, or landlord as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience.”

Currently, there are free visitor parking bays and street level parking spaces available across the community. DMCC has emphasised there are plenty of parking spaces available for residents, office workers and visitors.

Source: emirates247

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