Is a new property law set to be introduced?

New legislation has been proposed that will give Dubai property investors greater levels of protection.According to the Real Estate Investment Management and Promotion Centre of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), the Tanweer law has been set up and is now ready to be officially sanctioned, the National reports.The organisation said that legal experts had given feedback on the draft regulations last year.Head of the centre Majida Ali Rashed told the news provider the law - which protects the rights of real estate investors and aims to create more transparency across the sector - is the first of its kind in the world."The [DLD] will issue in the coming period a fully integrated law that will protect the rights of real estate investors through a comprehensive framework based on transparency and clarity of the contractual relationship between the developers and the investors," she was quoted as saying.Experts have welcomed the impending introduction of the law and stated that more information would be made available once it is officially put in place.Alexis Waller, partner at the legal firm Clyde & Co, said anything that enhances confidence in the city's property sector is to be welcomed and the rules have been set up in a way that balances the interests of both developers and investors.Several recent studies have highlighted the growing demand for property in the UAE and it is generally accepted that the government's proactive approach to stimulating investment activity in the country is one of the main reasons for its popularity.Earlier this month, Global Investment House's GCC Real Estate Quarterly report showed the UAE and Saudi Arabian property markets are still leading the way in the Middle East.The research indicated that Dubai landlords were able to hike their rents by ten per cent in the first quarter of 2013, while the hospitality and commercial property sectors also performed extremely well during the three-month period.With new legal safeguards in the pipeline as well, it is easy to see why Dubai is one of the most sought after investment hotspots on the planet at the moment. The First Group can find you some excellent properties in Dubai

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