You don’t need to worry if you have no time to visit Dubai Land Department (DLD) to register your property sale or purchase transaction. The department will come to you, register your transaction and even issue the title deed.
But the service isn’t free. It will cost Dh4,000 in addition to the buyer and the seller will have to be present at the same place so to allow the registration process to happen.
Currently, the buyer and seller or their legal representatives with registered power of attorney are required to be present at the Dubai Land Department office at the time of property transfer if they not using the new service.
The DLD on Monday launched the e-Smart Travel Estate Pack (e-Step) which allows investors the privilege to set up a time and place where the department officials will come and register the property transaction. The title deed will be issued within 30 minutes, says the department.
“The department has developed this new service to accelerate and facilitate the completion of the sale and purchase transactions for real estate investors, either they are in the United Arab Emirates or abroad,” said Sultan Butti bin Mejren, the Director-General, DLD.
This service, which the department claims is the first of its kind in the world relating to property registration, was developed to allow investors who have busy schedules and are unable to visit the department headquarter.
E-Step is available for real estate transactions such as sale, mortgage and leasing. Those seeking the service can request it through the department’s official website by using the e-Appointment system. The person will have to make an advance payment of Dh1,000 when booking the time and place.
“We had the service of the visiting investors and registering their details on our system. However, we couldn’t issue a title deed there itself. Now, we are equipped with the technology to issue the title deed at the same place,” Mohammed Sultan Thani, Assistant Director General, DLD, told Emirates24|7.
In December 2011, we reported that the DLD had launched an online appointment system whereby registered brokers were told to fill in the details of a property such as the buyer's name, address, value of the deal, etc online and that available data was used to complete the property transfer.
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