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Dubai Land Department system surveys Deira homes

The system has surveyed 173,850 apartments and 18,277 villas in Deira through a smart online system that was developed by DLD professionals

DLD's system aids in the creation of a complete database of every apartment in Dubai. [Representational image]
DLD's system aids in the creation of a complete database of every apartment in Dubai. [Representational image]

Officials from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently met to review the expanded Building Classification System (BCS), which was launched last year. 

The expanded system "has already achieved extensive success", DLD found. 

BCS has completed a district survey of Deira, and has also made "a great headway" in Bur Dubai.

An overhaul of the platform was announced this May. 

The new system incorporates mobile tablets, and is used by engineers and surveyors to gather and verifiy land and property data on site with various government databases.

This aids in the creation of a complete database of every apartment in Dubai, as well as a star rating for each building.

So far, 55,601 plots of land – out of the total 139,306 planned – have been surveyed by BCS, representing 40% of the tasks allocated to the system. 

In Deira alone, BCS has surveyed 173,850 apartments and 18,277 villas through a smart online system that was developed by DLD professionals for the platform. 

DLD's primary goals with BCS include increasing the accuracy of real estate data, classifying properties, and recommending rent increases depending on the building's quality. 

The platform also seeks to facilitate the application of Ejari and speed up real estate evaluation, as well as simplifying property disputes and mitigating scope for data manipulation, Dubai Media Office reported.

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