The prices of the engineering offices approved for photographing the survey rises of real estate ownership applications through a “tightening platform” have jumped to 150% than before. On the other hand, Okaz contacted a number of accredited offices after monitoring the price variation according to the area. Its officials revealed that the property with an area of less than 2000 square meters ranges from 1,200 to 1,500 riyals, in addition to some service seekers having to wait for about 4 Weeks to clear; Due to the severe overcrowding of the survey request lists. For their part, citizens asserted that the prices are exaggeratedly high, to the point of exploitation, especially that the areal lift in the past ranged between 300 and 500 riyals, but after the adoption of a number of offices for “tightening”, it jumped to more than 150%. Citizens demanded that all offices be allowed to conduct surveys to achieve price competitiveness, which would relieve them from exploiting specific offices. It is noteworthy that the General Secretariat of the Committees Considering Real Estate Ownership Applications (ACHQM) affiliated to the General Authority for State Real Estate stated that surveying is accepted from engineering and survey offices approved by the secretariats and municipalities in all cities and governorates of the Kingdom. It indicated that the approved areal survey must include coordinates, location, type, edges, area and borders.
It should be noted that receiving requests for ownership started from the current 5 Jumada Al-Ula, and will continue for a full year.