Abu Dhabi to crack­down on poorly main­tained build­ings

Prop­erty own­ers warned about re­ceiv­ing fines if they fail to main­tain build­ings prop­erly

Facilities Management Middle East - - UPDATE -

Abu Dhabi City Mu­nic­i­pal­ity (ADM) has called on all prop­erty own­ers to carry out pre­ven­tive main­te­nance for their build­ings and prop­er­ties. Prop­erty own­ers have been urged to con­form to build­ing codes ap­pli­ca­ble in Abu Dhabi, ob­serve all se­cu­rity and safety stan­dards and reg­is­ter in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s pre­ven­tive main­te­nance sys­tem.

ADMhas­saidthat­pre­ven­tive main­te­nance pro­jects are manda­tory, and ap­pro­pri­ate mea­sures will be taken against vi­o­la­tors. ADM has granted all own­ers a grace pe­riod up to the end of 2018, and at the be­gin­ning of 2019, af­ter which the civic body will en­force crack­down.

Prop­erty own­ers have been asked to sub­mit prop­erty oc­cu­pancy cer­tifi­cate ap­pli­ca­tion forms to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, and fail­ing to carry out the pre­ven­tive main­te­nance will re­sult in de­priv­ing prop­erty own­ers of var­i­ous ser­vices es­pe­cially with re­gard to is­su­ing per­mits and cer­tifi­cates for res­i­den­tial units.

Ac­cord­ing to the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, the pre­ven­tive main­te­nance pro­gramme is a re­spon­si­bil­ity shared be­tween the prop­erty owner,the­p­rop­er­ty­man­agerand the con­trac­tor. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity called on all prop­erty own­ers to ver­ify the fit­ness and safety of their build­ings, es­pe­cially res­i­den­tial ones.

In Dubai the Dubai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity(DM)an­nounced that it was putting a plan in place to pre­serve old build­ings dat­ing back to the six­ties and sev­en­ties with a view to main­tain the her­itage of the city. The build­ings ear­marked for this pro­ject in­cluded the Dubai World Trade Cen­ter, Clock Tower, Al Baraha Hospi­tal, Al Khu­loud Nurs­ery and Al Ras Li­brary.

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