The “ownership’s affidavits” automated system
The aim of this system’s implementation is to facilitate the process of inquiring about the ownership of individuals and legal entities in Lebanon, as well as to help in issuing accurate statistics on foreign ownership in Lebanon.
The ownership affidavits fees:
For a region fee 6,000 LBP
For a district fee 27,000 LBP
For a governorate fee 105,000 LBP
For Lebanon fee 525,000 LBP
An additional application fee of 1000 LBP is charged for each query.
The “ownership” transaction fees can be paid by stamps or invoices.
1-How to pay by stamps
The concerned person shall bring with him stamps equivalent to the amount of fees.
2-How to pay by an invoice
Through the Ministry of Finance’s cash registers or a bank.
- Through the Ministry of Finance’s cash registers
The payment of invoices issued by the ownership’s affidavits department can be done through the Ministry of Finance’s cash registers of the governorate of Beirut.
- Through a bank.
The payment of invoices issued by the ownership’s affidavits department can be done through any bank in Lebanon.
The “negation of ownership” transactions in order for Non-Lebanese to earn real estate rights in Lebanon
The documents to be attached to the transaction of “negation of ownership” are:
- A family civil extract issued less than a year ago and signed by the concerned administration (Personal or civil status in the country of nationality) and duly authenticated by the relevant embassy in Lebanon, in addition to the passport of the spouse.
- A power of attorney allowing the applicant to follow up the transaction when the applicant and the person requesting the ownership are different persons.
- A pledge prepared by a public notary in accordance with articles 15 and 16 of the law implemented by decree no. 11614 dated 04/01/1969 with reference to the following:
The pledge must include a written declaration signed by the person requesting the ownership, and in which he states that, across the Lebanese territory, he only owns the declared areas and real estate rights.
The spouse and minor children (if any) must be mentioned in the pledge.
In case the pledge includes a false statement, the concerned person will be prosecuted, and both the transaction and false statement will be referred to the Public Prosecution for legal action.
- Official certificates, issued by the competent departments, and specifying the areas and rights owned in Lebanon by the person requesting the ownership.
-A comprehensive affidavit for each real estate that he wants to buy.
-A receipt proving that the concerned person has paid the fees due for the applicant, spouse and minor children, amounting each to five hundred and twenty-five thousand Lebanese pounds.
If the spouse of the person willing to buy is Lebanese, only the Non-Lebanese members shall be mentioned in the pledge. The fee must not be collected for the Lebanese spouse unless mentioned in the pledge.
The Director General of Land Registry and Cadastre is authorized to make a decision concerning emergency procedural problems in this regard.