Register Property with Structure – Documents Required
Documents required for registering a property with a structure in Beirut and Lebanon.
The initial documents are the same as those required for registering vacant land:
- Land certificate (Ifadat iqaraia) This document indicates property size, location, placement and physical characteristics.
- Survey Map (Kahreetat masaha). If one has not yet been done, the owners must appoint a certified surveyor to produce a map.
- Survey of land area from the Land Registry (Ifadat kayel bil masah).
- Receipts from the municipality proving that all taxes and fees due on the property have been paid.
- A planning affidavit (Ifadat takhteet wa irtifaq) affirming that the Civil Planning authorities do not have any future or pending plans for the property and have not frozen its status.
- Receipt for planning application or (takhteet).
- Ownership deed.
- Sale contract executed between the buyer and seller. One of the parties must provide the necessary stamps.
- In addition to the registration tax, an additional cost for fiscal stamps is added when registering land and built-up properties.
Additional documents required:
- Rental value evaluation from the Ministry of Finance.
- Financial quietus (Bara’et thema malieh)” indicating that all government fees have been paid.
- A copy of the property deed
- A copy of certificate from the real estate register
- Application form
- LL1,000 Stamp
- Municipal quietus (Bara’et thema baladia)” showing all fees owed to the municipality has been paid.
- Copy of I.D. or passport
- Receipt of application
- Original application
- LL1,000 municipal service fee (ashgal)
- LL1,000 municipal land content fee (muhtawayat)
- Companies selling land or properties need a clearance certificate from the Ministry of Finance. This clearance is not on the property but on their own finances.
· It is advised that buyers also get a clearance certificate from the building’s management body.