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Dubai Government Enforces New Limits on Real Estate Cash Transactions

Posted by Luxury Link Properties on May 22, 2024
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In a significant move to enhance transparency and curb money laundering, the Dubai government has introduced a new limit on real estate cash transactions. Effective immediately, any real estate cash transaction above Dh55,000 must be conducted through banking channels.

This policy change is set to reshape the real estate market in Dubai, where currently, 20% of property transactions involve cash. Developers are now racing against time to finalize their cash sales before the rule takes effect. According to a leading private development CEO, this regulation is designed to bring more transparency to the market.

Two major real estate firms have already embraced this regulation, which is expected to impact 30-40% of property sales by value. This move aligns with the broader application of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, marking a significant shift for Dubai’s real estate sector.

The implementation of this new cash transaction limit signifies Dubai’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a robust and transparent real estate market, ensuring that all transactions adhere to international standards of financial scrutiny and accountability.

Conclusion:

As the new regulation takes hold, both developers and buyers will need to adapt to the changing landscape of Dubai’s real estate market. This policy not only aims to prevent illicit activities but also ensures a more transparent and regulated market environment. Stay informed about these changes to make the most of your real estate investments in Dubai.

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