Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, has approved the second batch of real estate conciliators, who will be working on settling real estate disputes in the Mediation Centres located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi at the headquarters of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra municipalities. This falls within the framework of Abu Dhabi government endeavours to enhance the competitiveness of the emirate and attract real estate investments.
14 real estate conciliators, of whom 4 women, have taken the legal oath remotely before His Excellency Counsellor Yousef Saeed Al-Ebri, the Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and His Excellency Abdullah Al Sahi, the Undersecretary of the Department of Municipalities and Transport.
At the conclusion of the legal oath ceremony; Counsellor Youssef Al-Ebri and Abdullah Al-Sahi congratulated the conciliators for the trust placed in them by His Highness the Chairman of ADJD, and urged them to exert sincere efforts while resolving real estate disputes, which will contribute to save time and effort, accelerate the flow of capital, and reduce the cases coming to the courts.
Counsellor Al-Ebri affirmed that the Real Estate Disputes Resolution Centres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have been able, during the last period, to achieve their strategic goals of establishing confidence and stability in the real estate sector in Abu Dhabi, and to promote the role and importance of ADR in resolving real estate disputes, which goes in line with the judicial and government accelerators for sustainable development. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has been a pioneer at the regional level, in the development of mechanisms for settlement of real estate disputes, which in turn reflects the efficiency of its judicial system and its ability to develop new methods for alternative justice, he added.
Those conciliators who are certified now have passed the basic training program, designed by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy for conciliators and amicable settlement of real estate disputes. It is a program that help conciliators acquire the knowledge, skills, capabilities, and behavioural abilities necessary for negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and early and neutral evaluation of disputes arising between parties, enabling them to reach an efficient and effective amicable settlement of real estate and municipal disputes in accordance with the law, Al-Ebri clarified.
On his part, Abdullah Al Sahi highlighted the importance of the Real Estate Dispute Resolution Centre in regulating the contractual relationship in accordance with the laws and legislation, with the aim of safeguarding the rights of all parties and facilitating the quick and effective resolution of any contractual disputes away from the courts. The Department of Municipalities and Transport is keen to create conditions for investors in the real estate sector, to achieve the best investment returns, and is working on anticipating the future of the real estate market and the challenges it may face, and developing plans and flexible mechanisms to protect investments against any risks, thus helping achieve the vision of our wise leadership in enhancing the competitiveness of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi globally, and especially in the field of real estate sector, which constitutes one of the most important strategic objectives of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, he affirmed.