Dubai building shuts doors on bachelors
Dubai, April 9, 2014
The interim owners association (IOA) of an apartment building in Dubai has told unit owners not to lease their apartments to bachelors, a report in Emirates 24|7 said.
"Bachelor accommodation is not permitted in the building. Anyone not complying will be refused permission to move in," read the email sent by the IOA to an apartment owner in Tecom.
However, Parvees Gafur, chief executive officer, PropSquare Real Estate, said in the report that IOAs are yet to get powers to issue such directives. "As per definition the owners association is responsible for the management, monitoring and maintenance of the common areas in a jointly owned property," he said.
The tenant choice is at discretion of the owners, he added.
Last year, a Dubai government department announced it was effectively executing the law of categorizing areas and lands in order to move bachelors out from residential areas and prevent sharing family accommodations, the report said.