The Ministry of Justice's Legal and Judicial Studies Centre on Sunday launched a specialised training course for the fourth batch of Qatari real estate brokers, within the framework of licensing procedures under the provisions of Law No. 22 of 2017 regulating real estate brokerage.
The course aims to provide participants with the necessary information and skills to apply the provisions regulating real estate brokerage business in Qatari law by explaining the general provisions of real estate brokerage and the competent authority to regulate and control them as well as the provisions for licensing the practice of real estate brokerage and licensing procedures.
It also aims to introduce to the participants the rights and obligations of the real estate broker and the rules for disciplinary and criminal accountability, explain the general basis of brokerage or mediation contracts and the provisions related to them, and the broker's obligations in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
To deepen the participants understanding of the general objectives of the course, it has been split into several axes, which were based in their entirety on the provisions of Law No 22 of 2017 regulating real estate brokerage, the Qatari companies law promulgated by Law No. 11 of 2015, Law No. 6 of 2014 regulating Real Estate development, and civil code law issued by Law No. 22 of 2004, and the combating money laundering and terrorism financing law promulgated by Law No. 20 of 2019.
These axes deal with several important topics, including general provisions for real estate brokerage, the rights and obligations of the real estate broker, and the pillars and provisions of the mediation contract.
The course also reviews the definition of real estate brokerage and real estate broker in Qatari law, the organisational structure of the real estate brokerage department and its terms of reference, the real estate brokers affairs committee and the specialisations entrusted to it, the general conditions for granting licences to practice the profession of real estate brokerage, the procedures for obtaining licence and the rules of grievance.
The course comes within the framework of the procedures initiated by the real estate brokerage affairs department at the Ministry of Justice to promote the real estate brokerage profession and to regulate the granting of licences in the local market.
The department organises training and qualification courses for brokers who have completed a registration on the real estate brokerage webpage that was launched earlier on the ministry's website, and their files conformed with the conditions and requirements for granting a licence in accordance with the provisions of the law.