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Old 12th May 2014, 02:43 PM
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hi, i have recently moved from London into a place in burdubai. the building has parking spots and i can blatantly see them, still the watchman denies the availability of parking, the flat is rented by an uncle of mine and i stay there. also a friend of mine has rented the spare room. no one in the household has a car except me.
late in the evening i can see the buildup of utility vehicles (which are not personal vehicles) in the parking area. also one car takes up two parking spaces as well. i have been trying to communicate with the watchman who knows two words in English "yes" "no" it has been a month now and i have even purchased the "A-parking card" to be able to park outside but parking spots are tough to come by in the Bur Dubai area. as per my understanding a 3BHK flat is designated atleast one parking spot in the building isn't it? any advice on how i can claim my parking would be fantastic. should i speak to any govt department or take snapshots of the vehicles, which i suspect the watchman has illegally sold the parking spots to, and report them to someone (who to report to) any action that i can take legally to solve this would be brilliant.
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speak to the landlord?
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Hi,
Flash the watchman a 100 AED note and see whether a parking space miraculously appears for you!
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Or isn't there building management? Does it mention on the tenancy contract that you have a parking spot? The best way to resolve this would be to go to the watchman's boss - which would be the building management, if they are present.

I am not sure if any government body will interfere AKA RERA?!? At the end of the day, you need to find if you even have a parking spot included in your tenancy contract (so check with the landlord) and then go above the watchman and report the situation to his boss.

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@ jim, the landlord as in my uncle? he recommended me to speak to the watchman.
@steeve, i have tried waving two red bills and still got a blank expression and no parking; seems like he is getting paid more for those parking spots than he is willing to let go.
@w_man i have gone through the RERA terms and looked up article (11) Law 26 of 2007 which states "Rent value includes the enjoyment of property utilities, like summing pools, playgrounds, sports halls, health club, car parking….etc. unless agreed otherwise." - the key words being "unless agreed otherwise" and there is no mention of this on the tenancy contract that parking is not available.

unfortunately i seem to be infuriated with the lac of communication between the building management, whose sole representative is a language challenged watchman, and myself. only resort i see is to take down the licenceplates of the vehicles in the parking and get them verified as non residents of the building and have those cars ejected from there, so there is space for people who actually rent a flat there.


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the building management, whose sole representative is a language challenged watchman
Presumably your uncle does not pay rent to the watchman. Call up the building management (starting from the contact person for the rent payment) and state your problem.
You can pore over all the laws, but you will still be unable to prove that your rent includes one parking space. if you go by the letter of your contract, I am guessing that even subletting would be illegal. Or probably the contract may state that only members of one family need to reside.
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same with my landlady's predicament she cant find a parking in our flat even though she has one parking slot in her tenancy contract

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the flat is rented by an uncle of mine and i stay there.
Since your uncle rented the place, he can't be the landlord (only to you)

If you don't want to get into trouble, you should ask your uncle to ask the landlord and the building management where exactly is the parking bay for your apartment (assuming one is included in the contract). No government bodies will deal with this, it is an issue between the renter and the owner.

Good luck sorting it out, I agree it is an absolute nightmare trying to find a parking spot after hours in Bur Dubai!
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merchant I meant speak to the owner of the apartment, the person your uncle pays rent to!
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