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Property Registry e-services launched
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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has launched six real estate electronic services on a mobile application and on the website of the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadaster (GDLRC) (www.lrc.gov.lb).

The e-services allow users to access the Title Register (Al Sahifah Al Ikariah). They can track transactions and their paid invoices, and request ownership statements. The e-services include a simulation feature to estimate the fee to be paid. Users could also be informed through email and mobile phone alerts about Title Register changes such as new registrations and title deed issuances.

Georges Maarawi, Director General of Real Estate Affairs at MoF, said that work is underway to electronically connect the Public Corporation for Housing (PCH) to the General Directorate of Real Estate Affairs (GDREA). This link will be used to send information about the ownership statements of people requesting housing loans.

The GDREA plans to create a real estate appraisal system to allow citizens to compare real estate prices in the area where the property they want to buy is located, Maarawi said.

The organization also plans to set up an interactive page on the website to allow users to submit proposals and complaints and track them, Maarawi said.

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said that, as part of the decentralization plan, real estate registry offices will very soon be opened in Akkar and Koura and later in Jeb Jannine. The Ministry has previously opened new registry offices in Baalbeck, Rachaya, and Marjayoun, he said.
Reported by Shikrallah Nakhoul
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2017
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