Justice minister acts to streamline real estate sector in Saudi Arabia

Sheikh Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani. (SPA)
Updated 29 May 2019
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Justice minister acts to streamline real estate sector in Saudi Arabia

  • The decree allows the beneficiaries to carry out documentation operations on real estate in any city with certified notaries, regardless of the location of the property

RIYADH: The Minister of Justice and President of Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, has adopted six regulations for the implementation of a decision to abolish the jurisdiction of notaries following a pilot program partially implemented in Riyadh about four months ago.
The decree allows the beneficiaries to carry out documentation operations on real estate in any city with certified notaries, regardless of the location of the property. The decision came after the end of a pilot phase in Riyadh, which has been extended to all regions of the Kingdom. The implementation of the decision to cancel the spatial jurisdiction comes according to specific requirements.
Other requirements state that the deeds should be issued through the comprehensive system of real estate wealth information, and should carry the real estate plot numbers in approved plans.
The approved requirements also stated that the transaction should be for the whole property and not part of it, and that it should be limited to the sale, purchase, gift, mortgage and foreclosure operations, provided that the two parties to the transaction are Saudis, while the decision excluded Makkah and Madinah from spatial jurisdiction cancelation.


Muslim World League chief visits Ghana's Ashanti region

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Muslim World League chief visits Ghana's Ashanti region

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has met with the Ghanaian Ashanti king, Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II.

 King Asantehene received Al-Issa in Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region.

The king welcomed the visit of the MWL delegation and praised the league’s humanitarian efforts in Africa, benefiting people from different religions and backgrounds without discrimination. 

Al-Issa visited several educational facilities in Kumasi, and established a food aid campaign launched by the MWL to help residents in Ashanti.

He arrived in Ghana on an official visit, where he was received at Accra airport by the country’s chief imam, Sheikh Othman Sharubutu, and senior government officials, religious leaders and academics.