06th of May 2012
Nakheel today reiterated its position regarding car park access for residents at the Shoreline Apartments on Palm Jumeirah, while the CEO of RERA stated that media comments on the issue do not represent RERA’s stance on the matter.
A Nakheel spokesman said:
“There is no truth in media reports claiming that we are blocking car park access. Nobody has been stopped from entering the car parks.
“We are simply urging owners and long term tenants at Shoreline Buildings 1 and 2 to collect their new parking access cards in order to pass through the new automatic barriers that have been installed in these buildings.
“Nakheel has been transparent and considerate in communicating the need for these new cards. We published notices in Buildings 1 and 2 more than a month ago, to give residents time to collect their new cards and get used to the new system. People who have collected their cards are now able to access the car park via the new automatic system. Those who haven’t are being let in by the security teams, who are at the same time reminding residents that they need to collect their cards.
“Control and regulation of the Shoreline car parks is essential for the protection, security, safety and wellbeing of residents. Car parks are not part of the sales agreement. We have the right to regulate car park access and will take all legal steps to do so. Owners who have paid their service charges and collected their cards have nothing to worry about. However, as we have said many times before, people who have paid their service fees cannot be expected to continue to subsidise those who have not.
“Long term tenants at the Shorelines are urged to remind landlords to arrange for new access cards.”
Owners and residents can contact Nakheel customer services for further clarification.
Meanwhile, the CEO of RERA has stated that media comments this weekend do not accurately represent RERA’s stance on this matter.
In a statement to the journalist who wrote the story, CEO Marwan Bin Ghulaita, said:
“I was surprised to see that you are quoting me in a statement and presenting the fact on one direction only. As professional media person you shouldn't quote Govt. Official this way in a case that related to sector issue. As CEO of RERA my message about the sector always should be clear and transparent to investors not one sided and the way you are presenting your story doesn't represent my stance. I read your story and you mentioned that Nakheel have no say in this issue. I would like to bring to your attention that the Palm is governed by Master Community declaration and Nakheel as the owner of the Palm community. Owners should follow the MCC and BMS handled by Owner association. Regarding your story I remember you called after office hours and said that you live on the Palm now and there is the issue of the car park. I answered that I'm out of office and I'm not aware of any such complaint and all Shoreline issues were solved between Nakheel and O.A.
“You are aware that as Govt. Official I always give my statement in writing after reviewing the issue from all aspects. And quoting me the way you did is not acceptable.”