BCS welcomes RERA initiatives


1. Freezing of service charges positive step, says BCS CEO
2. Supports introduction of online registration system for Owners Associations
3. Looks forward to full implementation of Dubai Condominium Law

peter-crogan-ceo-bcsBCS Strata Management Services, the first UAE-based strata management company, welcomes the initiatives announced recently by the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) that represent important steps towards the full implementation of the Dubai Condominium Law issued last year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

Peter Crogan, Chief Executive Officer of BCS Strata Management Services, expressed his full support for RERA’s announcement that service charges will be frozen until such time that Owners Associations are formed so that they can be involved in forming their budgets for 2009 and moving forward.

He also characterised the initiative announced by RERA to develop an online system for the registration of Owners Associations as timely and appropriate. According to RERA, the online registration system will be available for use beginning March 15, 2009.

“BCS Strata Management Services looks forward to the full implementation of the Dubai Condominium Law, which establishes a framework for relations between owners and stakeholders of joint property,” Crogan said. “The law will provide significant relief to property owners here, who will be free to form Owner’s Associations that will have their own elected management boards. These Owner’s Associations, in cooperation with RERA, will set their own budgets and service charges for the maintenance of joint property, and select the provider of their choice to provide those services.

“As well, the implementation of this online system for the registration of Owners Associations clears the way for Owners Associations to become operational under the law. We are therefore greatly encouraged by both of these announcements, and look forward to continuing to work with the Dubai Land Department, RERA, developers and property owners to enhance the long-term value of the emirate’s real estate sector.”

BCS Strata Management was launched in 2007 to bring international best practices in strata management to the real estate sector in the UAE. The company currently works with a range of major property developers in the country.

About BCS Strata Management Services:

BCS Strata Management Services aims to provide comprehensive strata management services of international standards to developers, homeowners and tenants in the UAE and other strategic markets in the region. It draws on the expertise and extensive knowledge of BCS (Body Corporate Services), the strata management arm of PICA. It is the most experienced specialist strata management company to enter the UAE market.


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