Al parecer las leyes empiezan a protejer al inversor en UAE:
100% Refund law
Dubai takes various steps from time to time to regulate its real estate sector, protect the rights of property investors, and curb any factors leading to the formation of a property bubble. ‘Tanweer’, or the Real Estate Investor Protection Law, is one such initiative that was taken by the regulatory authorities of the emirate of Dubai in June 2012 with the aim of protecting the rights of investors and allowing them to seek refunds or compensation in case a developer failed to deliver as promised.
This draft law had been brought to the forefront in 2012 to get feedback from the authorities and officials concerned and is ready now, but it awaits approval from the ruler’s court. Various changes have been made to the draft law to fine-tune it further.
According to a news source, Tanweer incorporates legislative real estate laws and regulations that had been introduced between 2003 and 2008 to ensure that they are completely implemented. Once implemented, the Real Estate Investor Protection Law will allow the property investors to claim full refunds in case the developer does not deliver the project within a certain timeframe or fleeces the investors deliberately. The investors will also be able to seek compensation if the developer alters specifications of the project without obtaining the requisite permissions.
Moreover, Tanweer will define regulations for the investors to claim recompense for breach of any undertaking of the contract for sale by the seller and the broker, or in case of any misrepresentations by the broker or developer in the contract.
In my view, the implementation of Tanweer will increase the confidence of investors and they will not hesitate to pour money into the real estate sector. Lack of real estate regulations led to the crash of the Dubai real estate sector in 2008. Now the regulatory authorities seem to be aware of the risks and are taking certain measure to bolster the property market of Dubai.