Property Gifting in Dubai | Gifting Property to Family

Property gifting, or donation or property “Hiba” in Arabic, is the voluntary transfer of real estate to family members or your company without payment. The government fees for property gifting to family members are significantly lower than fees for selling the property. For example, the transfer fee for gifting property in Dubai is 0.125%, while a property sale-purchase transfer incurs a fee of 4%.

Under current regulations, you can gift your property to your first-degree family members, including children, parents, and spouses. Additionally, you can transfer property as a gift between individuals and their companies.

While property gifting may seem simple on the surface, it is a complex process involving several steps. At POA.AE, we offer complete guidance and support for property gifting in Dubai, making the process hassle-free for you.

We specialize in property gifting services and offer professional assistance for:

  • Gifting Property to Children
  • Gifting Property to Parents
  • Gifting Property Between Husband and Wife
  • Gifting Property to Company (or vice versa)

Why Choose POA.AE for Property Gifting Dubai?

At POA.AE, we have a team of experts who are well-versed in the laws and regulations surrounding property gifting in Dubai. We understand that this process can be overwhelming and confusing for many people, which is why we offer personalized services to make it easier for you.

Streamlining the Process of Gift Transfer of Property in Dubai

Our team at POA.AE will assist you in every step of the property gifting process, ensuring that all necessary documents are filed correctly and submitted on time. We have a thorough understanding of the legal procedures involved, along with experience handling property gifting cases.

Our Property Gift Transfer Services Include:

  • Handling and obtaining necessary approvals from authorities
  • Applying for prerequisite documents such as Affections Plans, Value Estimation Certificates, and Site Plans
  • Facilitating payment of various fees, including those to the land department, facilities management, and developer
  • Ensuring accurate calculation of all taxes, fees, and costs
  • Attesting relevant documents to establish kinship between the donor and receiver
  • Obtaining all required No-Objection Certificates from developers and facilities management companies
  • Transferring utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and air cooling
  • Representing before the Land Department during the final transfer of ownership
  • Obtaining a new title deed after the gift transfer

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of gifting property to family or company, or unable to attend the required formalities personally, our firm can act as your representative. We’ll handle the entire process on your behalf, whether you’re the giver or recipient of the gift. From start to finish, we have the expertise to assist in managing all aspects of the transaction.

Documents Required for Property Gifting in Dubai

When preparing for property gifting in Dubai, it’s essential to gather the necessary documentation tailored to the recipient and property type. Here’s what you’ll typically need:

  • Clear Title Deed: This serves as proof of ownership and verifies that the property belongs to you. Note that off-plan units cannot be gifted.
  • Proof of Relationship: Provide evidence of a “first-degree relationship” between the donor and the beneficiary. This could include:
    • Birth Certificate for child-parent relationships.
    • Marriage Certificate for husband-wife relationships.
    • Constitutional documents (e.g. trade license, certificate of incorporation, share certificate, incumbency certificate, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc.) for the company or a legal entity. Companies would also be required to establish the ultimate owners and the first-degree relationship.

These documents help establish the legal fr