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Everybody to pay Housing fees from 1st Jan

Old May 31st 2010, 5:28 am
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B*gger!!!!

http://www.business24-7.ae/companies...05-31-1.250100

He said: "All unit occupants in Dubai, whether villas/apartments in free zone or freehold areas, will be [required] to pay the housing fee. We have set a time line of January 1, 2011, by when we expect all these units to start paying the housing fee." However, freehold property owners will now not be charged 0.5 per cent of their annual sales contract value, but the fee will be charged at five per cent annually of the average Rera rental index for that particular community.

Leasehold occupants (tenants) will continue to pay five per cent of the annual rent as housing fee. Abdulghafoor said: "We understand the rental index estimates are broad, hence we will take the average for the property.
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B*gger!!!!

http://www.business24-7.ae/companies...05-31-1.250100

He said: "All unit occupants in Dubai, whether villas/apartments in free zone or freehold areas, will be [required] to pay the housing fee. We have set a time line of January 1, 2011, by when we expect all these units to start paying the housing fee." However, freehold property owners will now not be charged 0.5 per cent of their annual sales contract value, but the fee will be charged at five per cent annually of the average Rera rental index for that particular community.

Leasehold occupants (tenants) will continue to pay five per cent of the annual rent as housing fee. Abdulghafoor said: "We understand the rental index estimates are broad, hence we will take the average for the property.
Most people pay this already and have done for years - it's added into your DEWA bill
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Most people pay this already and have done for years - it's added into your DEWA bill
I don't pay and never have. always shows zero on my DEWA bill :-)
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We don't pay it either. Damn!

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned View Post
I don't pay and never have. always shows zero on my DEWA bill :-)
Same here...DEWA bill shows zero for housing fees.
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So what service does one get for this "housing fee"?
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Same here...DEWA bill shows zero for housing fees.
yup - been in our apartment for 5 years now - never had to pay this tax fee...
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This should have always been the case, but the municipality were lax about it. We have not paid any in six years, until this month. Our new places DEWA Bill has gone up from around 200dh a month to just over 1000dh. Another way of squeezing more out of us.
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This should have always been the case, but the municipality were lax about it. We have not paid any in six years, until this month. Our new places DEWA Bill has gone up from around 200dh a month to just over 1000dh. Another way of squeezing more out of us.
My DEWA bills are about 450dhs in the winter and 1500 in the summer that is a 4 bedroom villa with a pool, but I don't have a chiller.
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Sounds like council tax to me. No big deal- I don't have to pay. I might change my tune if/when I do though...
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fark all you lucky bastards, have been paying the extra five percent for the last 4 years, was particularly shitty last year as it was an extra 8k a year for nowt
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Default Re: Everybody to pay Housing fees from 1st Jan

Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
This should have always been the case, but the municipality were lax about it. We have not paid any in six years, until this month. Our new places DEWA Bill has gone up from around 200dh a month to just over 1000dh. Another way of squeezing more out of us.
Jeez..that's will be a big jump from the AED 200 (what I'm also paying) to AED 1,000 per month.
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