Qatar Ministry of Justice Drafts New Real Estate Registration Regulations

Qatar Ministry of Justice Drafts New Real Estate Registration Regulations

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is working on executive decisions and regulations for Law No. (5) of 2024, which governs real estate registration in Qatar. This initiative aims to implement the new law’s provisions and modernize the legal and service system in line with the directives of the Qatari leadership.

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Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Assistant Undersecretary for Real Estate Registration and Documentation Affairs at MoJ, emphasized that this effort is part of the ministry’s commitment to enhance the standard of services provided by government authorities. It includes a push towards digital transformation and streamlining of transactions for citizens and residents.

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The new law introduces several innovative provisions for real estate registration, offering robust protections for ownership rights and private investments. These legal guarantees represent a significant step forward for the real estate industry in Qatar, ensuring transparency and reducing disputes.

Clients will soon have the ability to conduct real estate transactions online via the SAK mobile app, streamlining processes and enhancing convenience. Noting judicial decisions on the real estate page upon issuance will help combat fraud and improve transaction clarity.

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A dedicated register at the Real Estate Registration Department will record registration applications and requests for documents and certificates in the order they are submitted. The law provides clear rules for registration measures and signature authentication, ensuring accuracy and reliability.

The new law, comprising 55 articles, brings substantial changes to real estate registration procedures, replacing legislation in place for the last 60 years. It determines whether to approve or reject applications for registering unregistered properties and establishes procedures for updating registry data. These changes are designed to accommodate societal and state development while ensuring flexibility.

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Under the law, all transactions affecting ownership rights or other real estate interests will be registered, as will the documents supporting those rights. The law also aims to streamline procedures for the benefit of private citizens and corporate entities.

The Ministry of Justice’s efforts are focused on safeguarding the rights of citizens and clients in the local real estate industry, aligning with the objectives of QNV 2030 and the third Qatar National Development Strategy 2024–2030.

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