Now, property in will for non-Muslims in Dubai…

The DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) with its ancillary body, the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (WPR) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD).

The MoU marks an important step forward in the development of the WPR by officially outlining a process in conjunction with a major government department to ensure the rapid facilitation of probate court orders covering the Dubai assets of those who have registered their wills with the WPR.

The memorandum outlines articles to ensure a clear flow of information between the WPR and DLD.  It is set out to complement existing legal and administrative processes in Dubai and sets out how information will be exchanged, including information relating to title deeds, and how this information will be handled securely.  It also outlines the specific roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the sharing of this information.