Registering property in Mauritania takes approximately 49 days as compared to about 81 days for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This piece outlines the general technical procedures for registering property in Mauritania, according to the Doingbusiness.org database by the World Bank. The procedures listed are based on an entrepreneur purchasing property, consisting of land and a building, in the major economic hub of the country. The property is already registered and free from title disputes.
Use this as a guide while you complete the process and consult with agents carrying out work on your behalf. Additional notes may be found at the Doingbusiness.org website here.
The steps involved in registering property in Nouakchott, Mauritania are:
- The buyer verifies at the Land Registry that the seller has a legal and clear title to the property.
- Notarize the sale contract at a public notary.
- Register the sale contract with the Registry of Companies in Court.
- File a request at the Land Registry for the effective transfer of property.
Note: Just before you begin the process to purchase, or register, a property, confirm details with knowledgeable entities. Policies and procedures may alter between the time of this publication and when you start the process. The World Bank provides a list of local partners that helped collect and document business-related procedures here.