Absence of DLD report no bar to filing claim against developer

The Dubai Land Department (DLD) is the only competent authority to hear issues of developers as regards failure to apply for registration of sale or transfer of ownership.

The director of the department is required to prepare a report of irregularities and forward it to the Investigation Department of the Public Prosecution, ruled Dubai Court of Cassation in a new legal principle.?However, the absence of such a report to the investigation department does not prevent the aggrieved buyer from establishing a claim against the developer.

As per this principle, the Court of Cassation accepted the appeal of a woman buyer (plaintiff) against a real estate development company, though there was no report from the DLD.?The woman had filed a case requesting cancellation of the contract between herself and the real estate company.