Operating as a property developer in Bahrain
Creating awareness for the General Public
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) is here to help real estate professionals transition to the new regulatory standards in the Kingdom. RERA will work closely with Government & Industry Stakeholders to oversee the development of a National Real Estate Policy supported by a National 5-year sector strategy and plan to bolster the real estate sector, improve consumer protection and streamline real estate services in Bahrain.
Know more about the Real Estate Laws & Regulations
Common Questions & Answers about RERA and its services
Whether you are a property developer or a real estate professional you need a license
to operate and sell real estate in Bahrain. This includes Brokers, Sales Agents, Property and Owners Association Managers, Valuers and Developers.
Apply online via RERA eServices or in person at RERA. Fees will apply and applications are reviewed and renewed annually.
When a new Real Estate Professional role is introduced, a 6-month transition period is given to adapt to the new regulatory environment. After this period, penalties apply.
In line with international standard sales agents are required to be affiliated to a RERA licenced Broker and cannot operate independently.
Escrow accounts will continue to be mandatory. Developers will require a series of licenses, including off-plan projects and advertising licenses.
Know the facts before you buy. RERA will provide information on buying and selling a property in Bahrain. Educate yourself and know your consumer rights.
Continuous Professional Development programmes (CPD) for real estate professionals will be offered via RERA shortly. Successful completion of these courses will be required for annual licence renewals.
“With the launch of the new Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Bahrain can now take a strong position in the global real estate marketplace. We are committed to building a better Bahrain for everybody.”
“The successful implementation of RERA is in everybody’s interest. Everybody has a stake in real estate – from homeowners, government, investors, developers, brokers, sales agents, valuers and property managers to engineers, lawyers, accountants and building contractors.”