2018 sees over 13,000 real estate transactions in Qatar


2018 sees over 13,000 real estate transactions in Qatar

          The total number of transactions related to real estate registration in all service centres amounted to 13,554 in 2018, of which 10,218 transactions were executed, according to the annual statistics of real estate registration and documentation transactions.

          These transactions include all real estate registration transactions, whether related to sales transactions or other services, and also include transfer of ownership of real estate, while the number of authentication transactions for the same year reached to 83,434 transactions.

          This came in the framework of the Ministry of Justice efforts of to bring the services closer to the citizens and facilitate access to them from various services outlets in the ministry, whether through the ministry’s external service centres or through the electronic portal of the ministry’s website.

          About 49 percent transaction through SAK web portal for digital documentation didn’t not take more than 15 minutes, and 11 percent of transaction took less than one hour.

          This achievement coincided with the start of the work of the Committee for the Development of Information Systems for Real Estate Registration and Documentation, which issued by the Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi in line with the strategy of Qatar e-Government 2020 aimed at improving the level of government services for individuals and companies and raising the efficiency of administrative processes governmental organizations.

          In a statement about this statistics, Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Assistant Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Justice for Real Estate Registration and Documentation, said that these data published at the Ministry’s website confirm the progress made in facilitating services and obstacles face visitors.

          The minister’s directives to the committee were clear and focused on preparing and implementing a practical plan to bring the services of the ministry closer to the public and avoid any disruption that may be caused by the administrative procedures.

          Al Suwaidi expressed the hope that these measures will achieve aspirations to improve the performance of the service sectors and increase the country’s ranking in the World Bank Group’s indicators.