Abu Dhabi to crackdown on poorly maintained buildings
Property owners warned about receiving fines if they fail to maintain buildings properly
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.
ADM has said that preventive maintenance projects are mandatory, and appropriate measures will be taken against violators.
The municipality 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, the property manager and the contractor.
The municipality called on all property owners to verify the fitness and safety of their buildings, especially residential ones.