Real Estate - Extra Cost of Living in Dubai
Real Estate - Extra Cost of Living in Dubai
It used to be nearly impossible to buy a house or invest in a property in Dubai due to the extremely high property prices. Currently, more affordable mid-market housing options are available, and the prices are steadily declining.

When Buying A House In Dubai, You Should Consider These Extra Costs.

Dubai Land Department Fees

All purchases must be registered with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) within 60 days of the transaction. If they are not, it is not a valid purchase. DLD fees are 4% and should be divided 50/50 between the buyer and the seller. However, the buyer usually pays the whole amount. Moreover, the buyer also bears the cost of the Property Registration Fee. The Property Registration Fees for a property costing below 500,000 AED, 2000 AED + 5% VAT is applicable and for properties costing above 500,000 AED, 4000 AED + 5% VAT is applicable. If the home is bought with a bank loan, the buyer must also pay 0.25% fees of the total loan amount to the DLD to register the mortgage against the property.

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Agency Fees

It is crucial to have a good agent during all the purchasing process engaging his services will raise your property buying cost by 2% plus VAT. He will give advice about the property you are buying, the community or developer you are buying from, and ensure that you have all the information needed during your journey to getting a house of your own.

Mortgage Fees

If you are completing your purchase with a mortgage, you need to pay 1% of the loan amount + 5% VAT bank mortgage arrangement fees and between AED 2,500 – AED 3,500 + 5% VAT as property evaluation fees. The buyer should pay these amounts to the banks. If the seller has a mortgage registered, the buyer will first need to pay out the seller’s mortgage to receive a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in order to process the property transfer with the DLD.

Initial Deposit

The buyer of a house is required to pay a deposit to secure the purchase in both primary and secondary markets. For ready property purchases in the secondary market, the initial deposit is often 10% of the purchase price payable to the seller via check.

Services Fees

If the ownership of the property has been now transferred to you, there is an additional cost that you should consider which is services fees. Annual maintenance charges on a property are payable to the Dubai Land Department based on the RERA Service Charge and Maintenance Index. This index determines a specific charge per square foot and varies by community.

Insurance Fees

Though home insurance is not compulsory in Dubai, it is highly recommended. It offers you protection from potential loss damage or theft, accidents, fires, or natural disasters. But if you are getting one, basic home insurance will cost about 1000 AED.

Have you set enough money for all these expenses? Did any of the expenses surprise you? Are there any other expenses that we have not mentioned? Tell us your opinion in the comment section down below.

Source- Skyloov Blogs