Sharjah Updates – Non-Emiratis can Acquire Full Real Estate Ownership

<strong>Sharjah Updates – Non-Emiratis can Acquire Full Real Estate Ownership</strong>

The Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi held an SEC (Sharjah Executive Council) meeting on 1st November 2022. As a result of this meeting, the SEC issued a path-breaking ruling. According to this judgment, an individual/entity from any country or nationality can own and use real estate in Sharjah.

This court ruling is a continuation of the administrative structure for real estate based on a law issued by the Crown Prince. Under the law, only GCC citizens and Emiratis can own real estate in Sharjah. However, there is an exception to this rule. The law makes an exception for real estate development areas and projects subject to SEC regulations.

The main objective of this court ruling is to encourage growth in the real estate sector. At the same, the rule also aims to provide ownership opportunities to people from various countries. Most importantly, the law will promote organized real estate growth while maintaining stability. What about the rights of owners and investors? Lay your fears to rest. The new law has provisions to protect owners’ and investors’ rights, regardless of nationality.

The decision-makers have also anticipated the changes in the mortgage market after the implementation of this law. Hence, the Sharjah Executive Council has issued a separate decree to regulate mortgage-related insurance in Sharjah.

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Earlier, a residency visa used to be issued against residential properties only and in areas where foreigners can own freehold property. The criteria to obtain this visa is that the minimum property value must be 1 million dirhams. In the case of multiple partners, each partner’s take must be a minimum of 1 million dirhams.

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