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Old March 29th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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The SELECT thread...

Have any of you guys paid the 1% fee to Select to register your Torch apartment with Dubai Land Registry. I sent it and never had it confirmed by Select. Also I am thinking of coming over for a short stay in Dubai for the pending Handover. Is there anybody who has had previous experience with handover in Dubai that can let me know what the handover procedure is and anything else I should know. (I have asked Select Group, but no reply as yet!). Cheers
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Old March 29th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #2
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Call select in the UK, they will have it on their computer system if you paid the 1% or not. Select in Dubai will not answer emails that they do not know the answer of.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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Have any of you guys paid the 1% fee to Select to register your Torch apartment with Dubai Land Registry. I sent it and never had it confirmed by Select. Also I am thinking of coming over for a short stay in Dubai for the pending Handover. Is there anybody who has had previous experience with handover in Dubai that can let me know what the handover procedure is and anything else I should know. (I have asked Select Group, but no reply as yet!). Cheers
Hi we went in May 2009 to the land registry..they said to throw Select's demand for immediate payment in the bin.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up. Regarding Select furniture was it good quality and worth it in comparison to other suppliers??

How have other overseas owners managed to furnish their places ?
Please do not give anymore money to these thieves. They used to ring a bell in their office in Cheshire when they sold a furniture pack at god knows what mark up. All items should easily be a quarter of the price out of Mall of Emirates
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Old April 6th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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Please do not give anymore money to these thieves. They used to ring a bell in their office in Cheshire when they sold a furniture pack at god knows what mark up. All items should easily be a quarter of the price out of Mall of Emirates
I cannot recommend them. They were expensive. The wrong bed was delivered for one of the bedrooms. Not all furniture arrived at handover. They forgot about the picture I ordered. One of the bedside cabinets was damaged. One of the leather Sofas was torn. One of the beds was not assembled. The coffee table was damaged. Kitchen items did not arrive etc etc. It took a while to rectify things and I could not have coped myself but Exclusive UAE were very helpful. Look at some of the old 'Point' posts in the summer of 2009 where some fellow owners recommend companies in the UAE offering value for money furniture.
I hope this helps.
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Old April 6th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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I cannot recommend them. They were expensive. The wrong bed was delivered for one of the bedrooms. Not all furniture arrived at handover. They forgot about the picture I ordered. One of the bedside cabinets was damaged. One of the leather Sofas was torn. One of the beds was not assembled. The coffee table was damaged. Kitchen items did not arrive etc etc. It took a while to rectify things and I could not have coped myself but Exclusive UAE were very helpful. Look at some of the old 'Point' posts in the summer of 2009 where some fellow owners recommend companies in the UAE offering value for money furniture.
I hope this helps.
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Thanks for the advise. I shall take a look at some older posts.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #7
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NEVER buy furniture packages unless you really look into it. They are a TOTAL rip off.... If you can, do it yourself in MOE.You will have a much better result and at half the price.....Negotiate.....



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Thanks for the advise. I shall take a look at some older posts.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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I decided not to buy the Furniture Package from them purely out of principle because of the Force Majeure claim.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #9
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Hi Dubai Steve...
Please note I have responded to your pm (twice) but I am not sure that you have received my response(s).
If you have not, please let me have your e-mail and I will respond again. If you have received my response(s) kindly ignore this e-mail.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #10
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Rider - think you may have got 2 PM's from me. My system told me the 1st reply had failed so I typed it again. Let me know if you've received it.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #11
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I just read you PMs ab31 - many thanks for that. Have just sent you a reply.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #12
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The SELECT thread...

Brace yourselves. Just received Handover Documents.

We are on Lengthy Payment Plan, so we just continue with Payments, but before handover they want us to sign Variation Addendum and pay the following amounts:

First Provisional Service Charge Dhs 15.2/sq - Total of 13,580.24
Capital Reserve Fund Charge @Dhs 1/sq - Total of 893.44
Provisional Chilled Water Charge - Dhs 5/Sq - Total of 4,467.18
Affection Plan Charges - Not sure what this is - 390.00 Dhs

They are credited us with (3,380.63) as they call it "Total Goodwill Amount" - Assuming this is for Late penalty payments - Seems very low.

So we need to pay a total of 15,950.23 and send a signed copy of Variation Addendum before they will allow Handover.

They stated Handovers will commence 1st May 2011.

There are lots of other info and I've only just received it, but thought I would outline the key concerns. Do let me know if you want further info.

Can't remember what the Point's Service Charge was to compare. Would be interested to hear all your thoughts on the above.

Whilst I am pleased there is light at the end of the tunnel, I still think we have a long way to go - Hope I am wrong. Its been a long haul!!!

Kind regards

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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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***what he said***
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #14
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What is the provisional water charge for? Shouldn't this be part of the maintenance charges?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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Bling, did you get handover docs in post or just email so far? I did not get any yet so wondering if handover for lower floors is first rather than those who pay completion charges first?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #16
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I got mine through courier
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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #17
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Building Service Charges including costs towards Building management, maintenance, security, cleaning, insurance (common areas) etc and air conditioning to common areas. Chilled Water contributions are associated with providing chilled water to air-conditioning units within private apartments and are estimated based on predicted demand figures. These figures may be subject to change based on actual demand. Any under spend/over spend will be credited/debitited against each account at the end of the first service charge period (one year).

This is what is quoted in the paper work.

Can't see any explaination to what the Afffection Plan Administration Fee of 390 Dhs is.

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Old April 11th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #18
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Came via courier. Was posted through my letterbox today. Based on 11th Floor, so assuming they are doing lower floors first. Not sure though.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #19
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I thought chiller charges are paid by the tenant?

Time place charges are 13dhs sq ft does that include chiller charges?

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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #20
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What is a variation addendum as a matter of interest?
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