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Abu Dhabi CityScape – Should You Buy Off-Plan?

Don’t like the look of the real estate market right now? Buy now and take advantage of the market in two to three years by buying off-plan. In 2016 Dubai sold as many off-plan units as built ones. Off-plan is back in vogue. So what are the pros and cons of buying off-plan in this […]

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Tawtheeq Delays

The Tawtheeq system has been delayed this week due to an overhaul. We have received conflicting reports but it seems that now an EID is required to issue a Tawtheeq and that EID readers are now being distributed to all owners/managers. Before you could get a Tawtheeq with only a visa, this will now drastically […]

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How to Pick an Abu Dhabi Investment Property

How to Pick an Abu Dhabi Investment Property 1       PICK THE RIGHT DEVELOPER 2007 in particular saw a lot of inexperienced developers take to the market in Abu Dhabi. The subsequent downturn in 2008/2009 saw those developers struggle to complete their units on time and in the specifications that were given to those who bought […]

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How Can Landlords Deal With The New Abu Dhabi Rent Cap

How Can Landlords Deal With The New Abu Dhabi Rent Cap Now before I get lynched by all the tenants out there I am completely impartial as regards the landlord and tenant relationship. Brokers are often accused of working for landlords to keep rents high but I firmly believe that your client is the person […]

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Housing Allowances – How to House Your Abu Dhabi Staff

As promised here is the second article in this series for HR and Onboarding Managers but useful for everyone to understand housing allowances.The first article on breaking leases is here Hiring staff to the UAE is a costly and time-consuming enterprise so it is imperative that companies in the region retain the staff they bring […]

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Do UAE Housing Allowances Distort the Market?

Do UAE Housing Allowances Distort the Market? Housing allowances are an unusual feature of UAE living. Back in our home countries we just get a salary and can spend what we like on our housing, here in the UAE we get an allowance from our employers. The way housing allowances are given also varies from […]

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Crompton Partners new Reem Island office

We are very pleased to be opening our new location on Reem Island in Boutik Mall just beneath the iconic Sun and Sky towers. We hope that this central location will mean that our office becomes a hub for leasing and sales on Reem Island. The office is in fact a 90sqm open plan and […]

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What Do Greedy Landlords and Unicorns Have in Common?

What Do Greedy Landlords and Unicorns Have in Common? They both don’t exist. I’m writing this article in response to a comment someone made on an article I shared on rents falling in Abu Dhabi. It was a comment on landlords being greedy by hiking rents 20% in 2014-15 and how they are now getting left […]

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THE ABU DHABI REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2016

THE ABU DHABI REAL ESTATE MARKET IN 2016 The property market in Abu Dhabi is showing some very interesting cracks at the moment. Rents and sale prices are decreasing in some parts but holding up in others. General sentiment in the market, particularly on the sales side is depressed with lots of people looking but […]

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