Dubai Real Estate Brokers Guide to Closing Mortgage-free Property Sale with Mortgage Buyer.
In the Previous Guide titled “Mortgage Seller and Cash Buyer,“ we explained the steps of closing a deal when Property still has Liabilities to the bank and The Buyer is making a purchase with Cash. We also discussed the importance of Blocking the property in that case.
In this guide, we will look at an opposite scenario, where The Seller has NO Mortgage on the property and there will be no Bank involved from his side, but the Buyer will be purchasing with Mortgage.
Note, steps might differ depending on the bank or the parties involved; however, basic processes are mostly the same. The process can take about 45 days depending on the buyer’s bank.
Most of the time, buyers will already have a Pre-Approval in hand as they start Viewing Properties.
If not, you can refer them to your collaborating bank and help them Obtain Pre-Approval. It should take 2-5 working days.
Issues 10% Security Deposit
The Cheque should be written out to Seller’s name and held with Brokerage Office until the transfer date.
Sign the Contract F (MOU)
Prepare the Form F and let the Buyer Sign and then the Seller.
Buyer will request his/her mortgage lender/the bank to begin the process of purchase.
The bank will Instruct Valuation. Valuation team will contact the Broker to view the property.
Valuation usually takes about 2-7 working days, depending on the bank.
Once the Valuation Report is ready, the Buyer’s Bank will provide Written Offer.
If the Valuation Price meets the Selling Price, Seller can proceed with Liability Letter Request from his Bank.
Final Offer Letter
Bank will provide Final Offer Letter which will be signed and confirmed by the Buyer.
The seller must settle all his outstandings to all service providers such as DEWA, Cooling Provider, DU/Etisalat and Service Charge fees and receive his Final Bills.
Seller will request NOC from the Developer. NOC takes 1-5 days depending on the developer and is valid for 10-20 days. NOC copy will be submitted to the Buyer’s Bank.
Transfer Appointment is booked at the Registration Trustee’s office usually by the Buyer’s Bank Representative.
Final Documents Prepared and Fees Calculated
The broker must send an email to parties with Documents and Fees Required for the Transfer. Not to forget any document or prorated reimbursable amounts use Zaroof’s Transfer Checklist for this step.
* All parties should be present at the Transfer Appointment.
* You must return the 10% Security Deposit Cheque after the transfer (Have a Security Deposit Return Form so you can get the Buyer to sign as a confirmation that he/she has received the cheque back)
* Carry a Receipt for Commission amount.
*Remind the Seller to bring the Door and Parking/Access Key
Required Documents and Fees
- Original Title Deed
- Original NOC from the Developer
- Contract F (MOU/Form F)
- Original passport, visa, Emirates ID (both seller and buyer if residents)
- Bank Mortagege Contracts and Mortgage Approval to be brought by the Bank Representative.
Cheques and Fees:
- Seller’s Cheque – Manager’s Cheque to the name of the Seller
- Dubai Land Department Transfer Fees – Manager’s Cheque written out to Dubai Land Department – 4 % of selling price + AED 580 (AED 580 applies for an Apartment or Villa. It is AED 40 if Off-Plan and AED 430 if Plot/Land)
- Mortgage Registration Fees – 0.25% from loan amount + AED 290 (Cash, Card or Cheque. Note; If a cheque, foreign buyers must ensure to prepare a Manger’s cheque, a normal cheque is accepted from Emirati Citizens account only. The cheque must be addressed to the Dubai Land Department. )
- Registration Trustee Fees – 4,000 AED + 200 AED (5% VAT) if the price of the property equal or more than 500,000 AED. (2,000 AED + 100 AED (5% VAT) if the price of the property less than 500,000 AED)
- Commission Cheque – Norm is 2% of the Purchase Price.
We are here to help you with every step of the process, so continue reading. You will find some answers in other New Brokers Training lessons. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, Ask HERE.
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