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One villa, one family.....again

Old Jul 22nd 2009, 7:19 pm
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Default One villa, one family.....again

I'm confused. Not so long back there was a statement made that this apparent 'one villa one family' rule never actually existed. Then, this happens.

At least the government here are consistent. Well, consistently inconsistent anyways.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Housi.../10333635.html

Seriously.....what is their problem?
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Default Re: One villa, one family.....again

Originally Posted by CeeBee View Post
I'm confused. Not so long back there was a statement made that this apparent 'one villa one family' rule never actually existed. Then, this happens.

At least the government here are consistent. Well, consistently inconsistent anyways.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Housi.../10333635.html

Seriously.....what is their problem?
being inconsistent twats.... that's the problem

edit... all three decrees are from one Mr Lootah... make up your mind....

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10281267.html

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10285022.html

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Old Jul 23rd 2009, 5:13 am
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Default Re: One villa, one family.....again

well done on finding the old articles!

I've seen another complete u-turn recently, but when I went hunting for the old article I could not find it at all.
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Old Jul 23rd 2009, 5:18 am
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Default Re: One villa, one family.....again

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well done on finding the old articles!

I've seen another complete u-turn recently, but when I went hunting for the old article I could not find it at all.
Rather than 1 villa 1 family, I think a maximum number of occupants per rooms in the villa would be a more suitable rule.

After all, 3 friends sharing a 3 bed villa is no big deal, but a 14 person 'extended' family in a 2 bed, is just a bit of a problem, at least for everyone around them.

I think the rule is only applicable to 'non freehold' property, or at least it has been stated as that previously (although an about turn wouldn't be a surprise).
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Default Re: One villa, one family.....again

Some areas are exempt from the villa sharing rule, such as Mirdiff. It's fine to share there, apparently.

Freehold compounds (Springs, Arabian Ranches) are also exempt from the villa share law.

I share a villa in Umm Suqeim. Three of us in a four bed+maid's villa, so it's hardly overcrowding. Although I do have to say that if it was back in the US/UK and I was a homeowner in an upscale area and a bunch of people moved in next door, sharing a house, I wouldn't like it at all.

Originally Posted by CeeBee View Post
I'm confused. Not so long back there was a statement made that this apparent 'one villa one family' rule never actually existed. Then, this happens.

At least the government here are consistent. Well, consistently inconsistent anyways.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Housi.../10333635.html

Seriously.....what is their problem?
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Old Jul 23rd 2009, 5:28 am
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Default Re: One villa, one family.....again

It is an apt time for this to come up again though.

With rents tumbling, some apartment areas such as barsha and international city are turning into blue collar bachelor ghettos.
I suspect that motor city, IMPZ, Discovery Gardens and maybe even JLT could go the same way - wherever rents are cheap and the landlord doesn't care who lives there, so long as he is being paid.

For families and particularly women, I would think living amongst all that could be quite uncomfortable.
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