Nakheel says Marina Residences firms have been paid
Developer Nakheel said on Thursday that it has released funds to service providers at Marina Residences on Palm Jumeirah.
Residents had feared district cooling was going to be switched off on Sunday because of unpaid services fees.
But in a statement, the firm said it had now collected some of the millions of dirhams in outstanding fees at the development.
The statement added: “We have released funds to allow common area facilities – such as cooling and pools – to continue. The pool contractor is now back on site and facilities will be back to normal as soon as possible.
“However, millions of dirhams remain unpaid by some owners, and we will continue to work with the Owners Association at Marina Residences to collect this money and address the issue of defaulters.
"It is wrong that some owners pay their way while others do not.”
Pools had previously been drained after Nakheel said there was not enough money to pay the pool maintenance contractor.
And residents feared air conditioning could be next after ‘Final Notice of Disconnection’ letters addressed to Nakheel were put up around the development saying Dhs2,052,559 was outstanding on the common area account.
“If the stated amount is not settled by June 23 2012, our services to the building will be disconnected on June 24,” the notices, which were later taken down, added.