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Revised rules for UAE FM firms

Facilities Management companies will be graded and classified according to new rules set by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), said Imdaad CEO and president of MEFMA Jamal Lootah.

Real Estate Regulatory Agency, Jamal Lootah, MEFMA



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Facilities Management companies will be graded and classified according to new rules set by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), said Imdaad CEO and president of MEFMA Jamal Lootah.

“There will be classification and grading of FM companies with respect to their specialisation and expertise. Not all the companies will be able to provide all the services. Plus, there will be standards set for every grade, which will ensure that specific companies provide FM services to specific properties,” said Lootah at the FM Expo 2010. He added that currently the association was gathering all options from various experts in the FM sector for regulating the industry.

“We are right now waiting for RERA to finalise the points that will befit the local market and local industry players.” He added that MEFMA will also overlook the set up of service charges in a building.

"We will definitely ensure correct service charges are set on properties.

However, we also don’t want the quality of services to come down because of prices and at this time we are only trying to find the right balance between the two."

RERA said the organisation was in talks with the Dubai Economic Department (DED) to issue separate licences to FM companies and to industry professionals.

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