New batch of Qatari real estate brokers licensed

November 18, 2022

A new batch of Qatari real estate brokers took oath before the Real Estate Brokers Affairs Committee at the Ministry of Justice, raising the total number of licensed brokers to 564. The new batch includes 34 mediators, who will act as a legal link between individuals and real estate brokerage companies.

The licensing of the new batch comes in the context of the Ministry of Justice’s activation of Law No 22 of 2017 on regulating real estate brokerage as part of efforts to make it operate in an established and organised legal environment.

This takes place in keeping with the rapid pace of economic and urban development that Qatar is undergoing, especially with the great expansion of the real estate sector. Not to mention providing the necessary reconfiguration and organization of the real estate system to achieve the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Assistant Undersecretary for Real Estate Registration and Documentation Affairs and Chairperson of the Real Estate Brokers Affairs Committee Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi welcomed the new batch of licensed brokers.

He stressed the ministry’s keenness to advance the real estate brokerage profession, as Minister of Justice Masoud bin Mohamed Al Ameri pays special attention to the development of the legal profession in line with the objectives of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Al Suwaidi stressed the need to deal with licensed brokers because of the importance of this to protect the rights of different parties. He warned against dealing with unlicensed brokers after the expiry of the period to reconcile the situation and start activating the real estate mediation law, pointing out to the need to adopt contract forms for real estate brokers in buying and selling transactions to ensure the rights of dealers and brokers.

This step comes within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to reorganize the real estate brokerage profession, and to work in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 22 of 2017.

The ministry noted that the necessity of dealing with real estate brokers licensed by the ministry. This is in order to avoid legal violations resulting from carrying out mediation work without a license.

The license for this batch came after completing the specific regulatory procedures under the provisions of the law, which include interviewing applicants for the profession’s work, inspecting their offices, ensuring their compliance with the requirements for practicing the profession, and participating in specialized training courses at the Legal and Judicial Studies Center (CLJS).

The license for the new batch comes within the framework of the efforts of the Ministry of Justice to reorganize the real estate brokerage profession and activate regulatory procedures to serve the national economy.

The Real Estate Brokerage Department receives and sorts the applications and organizes the required training courses to ensure that the applicant to practice the real estate brokerage profession obtains all the professional and legal requirements to carry out his role in this sector in an optimal manner.

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