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Ben Crompton

Ben Crompton  Ben graduated in law from Cambridge University (Jesus College) from where he went on to work in a Hedge Fund in London before becoming a Hedge Fund and Private Equity Lawyer with Ashurst and then Akin Gump in Abu Dhabi. Ben left after seven years to open a Real Estate Firm in Abu Dhabi, Crompton Partners […]

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Lease to Own in Abu Dhabi

What is Lease to Own?  Lease-to-own is a very simple premise and was very popular in Abu Dhabi in 2011/2012. Residents of both Sun & Sky towers and the St Regis apartments were given the option to lease-to-own. See our guide to buying here Call Cristy on 050 800 4388 How Does Lease to Own in Abu Dhabi it Work?  […]

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VIDEO – Raha Beach Sunset Abu Dhabi

Beautiful Time-lapse Sunset View from this 4 Bed Duplex in Al Zeina  This Stunning Four Bedroom, Full Sea View, Duplex Apartment, complete with maids rooms and separate study room is huge, and is available for sale in Al Zeina Residential Tower E Block. The apartment offers an excellent size for a family or professional couple, […]

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Why Rents in Abu Dhabi Have Risen So Drastically

Why Abu Dhabi Rents Have Increased so Drastically There is no doubt that rents have surged in recent times, starting in the middle of 2013, continuing throughout 2014 and still now they are going up, drastically in some instances. Across the city in 2014 on average rents went up 17% according to CBRE but there […]

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Abu Dhabi Property FAQ of the Week #2

My landlord has decided not to renew my contract. Should he provide me with a reason? Your landlord does not have to explain why they are not renewing your lease. Before November 2013, landlords were obliged to renew leases unless they had good reason not to – they wanted to move in or demolish the […]

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Dubai Tram to Link Al Ghadeer to the City

Al Ghadeer is a little known jewel of a community on the Abu Dhabi Dubai border right by the EXPO 2020 site and Al Maktoum International. It is an Aldar project of two and three bedroom villas and various low-rise apartments and at the moment the units are giving investors up to 8% return on investment. For […]

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Abu Dhabi Property FAQ of the Week

You are about to move into a new property. What are the Landlord’s obligations to prepare it? If you’re renting residential property the law states that the Landlord needs to make it habitable, nothing more. There is no legal obligation on the Landlord to clean, repaint or pest-control the Property, but they often at least […]

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Brothers band together in UAE real estate

This article was published in The National. View the original here. Choosing to practise law made Ben Crompton the black sheep of his family. His mother, brother and one of his three sisters work in property, and every one of his family members owns a property portfolio. “I decided to become a lawyer probably on recommendation […]

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Why property in Abu Dhabi is a great investment

The markets in the Middle East are pretty jumpy at the moment, with political instability across the region, the sliding oil price and Dubai’s real estate market going into reverse. In these turbulent seas only a few islands of calm remain, and Abu Dhabi is one of them. With its solid political systems and vast […]

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