emmet wrote:Is this key money non-refundable? mandatory?
My understanding of the term "key money" is that it's non-refundable.
Mandatory? Well, in your other topic
I said I thought it was illegal. Did you start a new topic because you didn't like that answer
I would have some concerns dealing with an agent who is telling me I need to pay key money. Office accommodation is scarce though so maybe that's the way it is. Someone who is more involved with renting offices will be in a better position to answer that than me.
If you're looking at a free zone, go to the free zone offices and get correct information from them.
DIC - http://www.dubaiinternetcity.com
JAFZ - http://www.jafza.co.ae/jafza/index.aspx
There's a few others - airport, media city, knowledge village. Also in other emirates.
AMEinfo.com and strategiy.com (spelling is correct) probably have useful information too.