A report on real estate trading during last September stated that the governorate of North Al Batinah toped real estate trading regarding the contracts of sale, inherent, division, swap and deed remarks at the level of the governorate while Muscat governorate toped on the mortgage, mortgage redemption and grant contracts as well as deed issued. The Wilayat of Salalah, Suhar and Saham toped GCC citizens’ property ownership as citizens of Kuwait toped GCC property ownership.
HE Abdullah bin Salim Al Mukhaini, Secretary of the Real Estate Registry, stated that the value of contracts traded during last September reached over than RO (189) Mln while the collected fees totaled over than RO (5,391,000). HE pointed out that the real estate activity involved (19184) transactions during the same month, including transactions of sale, grant, inheritance, exchange, mortgage, mortgage redemption, utilization, division and deed stamping.
North Al Batinah Tops Sale Transactions
Al Mukhaini said that the total value of sale transactions amounted to RO (73,000) through (3951) sale transactions at the level of the Sultanate’s governorates, while more than RO 3Mln were collected as sale transactions fees.
Secretary of the Real Estate Registry added that sale transactions in North Al Batinah governorate formed the highest percentage compared to the rest of the governorates of the Sultanate last month, reaching to (791) sale transactions, followed by Muscat with (756) transactions. Then, South Al Batinah came third by (637) sale transactions followed by Al Dakhiliyah with (358) sale transactions, while Al Dhahirah witnessed (346) transactions and North Al Sharqiyah (341) sale transactions. Next came South Al Sharqiyah with (298), transactions followed Dhofar by with (238) sale transactions, Al Buraimi with (94) sale transactions, then Al Wusta with (67) transactions and finally Musandam governorate with (25) sale transactions.
11353 Title Deeds Issued
His Excellency pointed out that during the month of September (11353) title deeds were issued include GCC citizens’ ownership, including (2707) title deeds in Muscat governorate, (2169) title deeds in North Al Batinah, (1625) title deeds in South Al Batinah,(1115) title deeds in Al Dhakhiliyah, (1101) title deeds in Al Dahirah, (806) title deeds in North Al Sharqiyah, (681) title deeds in Dhofar, (669) title deeds in South Al Sharqiyh, (212) title deeds in Al Buraimi, (136) title deeds in Musandam and (132) title deeds in Al Wusta. Moreover, the number of new land plots registered for the first time last September totaled (3816) land plot.
Governorate of Muscat Tops Mortgage Transactions
Al Mukhaini said that the total value of mortgage transactions amounted to RO (114,943,000) through (1145) mortgage transactions at the level of the Sultanate’s governorates, while RO (797,000) were collected as mortgage transactions fees with (352) transactions in Muscat.
Other Legal Transactions
HE Abdullah bin Salim Al Mukhaini, Secretary of the Real Estate Registry, said that the total value of the swap contracts reached more than RO 1Mln while fees collected amounted more than RO (20,000) through the conclusion of (96) swap contract of which North Al Batinah governorate formed the heights percentage at the level of the Sultanate by (20) contracts. Moreover, inheritance contracts reached to (344) contracts including, (96) contracts in North Al Batinah governorate which formed the highest percentage, while grant contracts amounted to (1229) contracts and Muscat governorate scored the highest percentage of (232) contracts. Furthermore, mortgage redemption contracts amounted to (580) at the level of all governorates and Muscat governorate represented the highest percentage of (204) contracts. On the other hand, (242) dividing contracts were concluded and North Al Batinah governorate had the highest rate by (60) contracts. Deed stamping contracts reached to (122) of which North Al Batinah governorate formed the highest percentage of (56) contracts. Finally, utilization contracts reached to (205) of which Al Dakhiliyah governorate represented the highest percentage of (60) contracts.
83 Title Deeds Issued for GCC Citizens
The Secretary of real estate registry, noted that during the month of September the total number of title deeds issued for GCC citizens, in keeping with the regulations of property titling in the Sultanate, reached to (83) deeds; (43) title deeds for Kuwait citizens who came first by a percentage of (52%), followed by the citizens of United Arab Emirates by (19) title deeds and (23%). Then came Bahrain citizens by (9) title deeds and (11%), followed by Qatar citizens by (6) title deeds and (7%) and finally Saudi Arabia citizens by (6) title deeds and (7%). He pointed out that the rate of GCC citizens titling concentrated in Dhofar governorate by (29) title deeds and (35%).