Rera CEO Claims Nakheel Car Park Lock Out To Be WrongMonday, May 07, 2012
The boss of RERA, Marwan bin Ghalaita, says that the step of Nakheel to lock residents out of their car parks is unlawful in Palm Jumeirah. In Palm Jumeirah Shoreline development, Nakheel is depriving those residents of the car park facility who have not paid service charges. But the CEO of RERA still believes it is wrong on Nakheel’s part, since it is not the responsibility of RERA but that of the owners’ association.
He further adds that now owners association have formally been registered and the duty of restricting access to the common areas and facilities lies on the shoulders of it and not the developer. When residents were locked out of their own car parks this week, they were seriously annoyed at Nakheel, since it’s the latest twist in the long battle between Nakheel and the residents. Before that, Nakheel restricted access to the pools, gyms, and beaches as well.
Nakheel introduced a building access and car parking system last month for 1 and 2 Shoreline developments at Palm Jumeirah and have now banned the access to car parking for those tenants as well as landlords who still have not cleared their service charges. When lawyers were asked about the issue, they also said that this move of Nakheel is unlawful, since owners association for building 1 and 2 has not approved the car park lockout.
On the other hand, residents are fearful that if it continues, soon they would be restricted to access even their private properties. Nakheel refused to comment on the issue.