Torch Tower Ablaze in Dubai Marina — What Now?

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When the “Torch Tower” is set ablaze, and no one believes that the fire has started, there is an impressive feeling of irony. Fortunately, there were no casualties in this Dubai Marina incident which began late into the evening of Thursday 3 August, but what are the legal implications of events like this?

A decade after the enactment of Dubai Law Number 27 of 2007 Concerning Ownership of Jointly Owned Properties in the Emirate of Dubai (the Strata Law), the implementation of this legislation is still a bit fuzzy. One of the hardest parts of the law to understand is the liability for defects and other issues which may arise after the developer’s 10-year liability period has elapsed. As a homeowner in a freehold community, you may also feel unclear on what the state of insurance on your building is. You might not even know who has an obligation to…

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