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Union Properties tenants face cooling cuts as developer fails to pay bills

Emicool warned residents it will disconnect cooling services if master developer of MotorCity and Uptown Mirdif doesn't pay what it is owed

Union Properties tenants face cooling cuts as developer fails to pay bills

Emicool claims the master developer of Dubai MotorCity and Uptown Mirdif has not paid its cooling bills "in years", a spokesperson told residents.

Union Properties' tenants will be hoping for a short Dubai summer, as they face cooling issues due to the developer failing to pay its Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) bills.

Emicool claims the master developer of Dubai MotorCity and Uptown Mirdif has not paid its cooling bills "in years", a spokesperson told residents in Uptown Mirdif.

In an email to tenants in the area on Wednesday last (May 6), Emicool warned it will disconnect cooling services in common facilities within a week.

"We regret to inform you that due to Union Properties P.J.S.C. default of concluding cooling service invoices of the common facilities, such facilities will be disconnected within 7 days. Please be aware that disconnection of the common facilities may have an effect on the quality of cooling in your unit. For any cooling issue you might face please approach Union Properties P.J.S.C / EDACOM Owners Association Management," the email said.

A spokesperson for Union Properties told Arabian Business the developer is working with Emicool and RERA to prevent any cooling disconnection.

“The well-being of all residents in our communities is our top priority. We are working with the cooling service provider and the owners association management company, in coordination with RERA, on this matter. We are fully committed to taking every action possible to prevent any disconnection to the chilled water services in the common areas," the statement by Union Properties said.

In February, the developer announced AED218.8m losses for the last year, blaming bank financing costs related to subsidiaries’ loans.

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