Registering a Property in Qatar
Under the Real Estate Registration Law (14 of 1964) any transaction (except leasing) in relation to a real property in Qatar must be registered with the Real Estate Registration Department in the Ministry of Justice. Unregistered transactions with respect to a real property will not be enforceable and will not have any effect against third parties.
Forms and Documents Required:
It is fairly simple to register a transaction in relation to a real property. You will need to complete the Real Estate Registration Department application form in relation to the specific real property transaction (forms in relation to registration of transactions in relation to a real property are available on the Ministry of Justice website), and the parties will need to attend before the Real Estate Registration Department in the Ministry of Justice, by themselves or a representative duly authorised by a power of attorney. The parties will need to provide copies of their identity, and the original title deed of the property. If one of the parties is a company, it will need to submit valid immigration ID, commercial registration certificate and a letter from the company in relation to the transaction.
The fee for registering a sale of a real property is 1/400 of the purchase price of the real property in addition to QR 10 for the title deed, to be paid by the purchaser. The fee for registering a mortgage over a real property is 1/400 of the debt secured by the mortgage. This fee is usually paid by the mortgagee unless it is agreed that it should be paid by the mortgagor. The completion of the registration process in relation to a real property transaction takes one day.