The Ministry of Justice has called on real estate brokers and their offices working in the real estate sector to register to complete licensing and accreditation procedures for practising real estate brokerage profession, in accordance with the provisions of Law No 22 of 2017 regarding the regulation of real estate brokerage.
The ministry said that in order to facilitate citizens wishing to practise the profession, brokers and offices currently operating, a registration page was launched on the ministry’s official website. The real estate brokerage affairs department at the Ministry of Justice is also receiving those who wish to register in person at the department’s headquarters located in the main building of the ministry.
The ministry explained that the official page for registering real estate brokers allows the registration of brokers in all their categories. The page also includes a preview of all the required data in a way that allows the broker to register all their data without the need to visit the administration, unless they want to register in person.
Registration is open to all companies and individuals wishing to practise real estate brokerage according to the standards followed in line with the provisions of the law, the ministry stated.
The announcement of the start of the registration of real estate brokers comes within the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to activate Law No 22 of 2017 regarding the regulation of real estate brokerage, which will include the issuance of executive decisions of the law, both of which are related to fees for licensing and renewing real estate brokerage business or permission for some brokerage business, among others.
The Real Estate Affairs Committee at the Ministry handles all matters related to the profession, whether in terms of licenses and follow-up, or through procedures related to real estate services, or through checking and controlling documents, records and books that the broker has.
The ministry also authorised some officials responsible for real estate brokerage affairs with the status of judicial control to detect violations that fall within the scope of the provisions of the law.
The ministry’s call to real estate brokers to complete their registration procedures coincides with the final deadline to settle their status that HE the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi had issued a decision extending it during the recent period that gave the real estate offices a period of 6 months to settle their status, pending the issuance of the executive regulations of the law, as there will be no room for persons who are not licensed to practise the profession in the local market.
The new measures are aimed at creating a national database of real estate brokers, strengthening national legislation aimed at improving the business environment and enhancing the attractiveness of the investment climate. This includes protecting the real estate market from speculation and sub-brokerage and other measures that will enhance the fortification of this sector and encourage its growth in line with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 to build a diversified economy.
The Ministry of Justice is working to develop the real estate brokerage profession and to raise it to the desired level, including reducing real estate disputes. For this purpose, incentive measures have been put in place that will qualify the operating real estate offices, as these offices will have powers, including access to real estate data electronically and others.
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