Philippines Registering Property - Philippines

This topic examines the steps, time and cost involved in registering property, assuming a standardized case of an entrepreneur who wants to purchase land and a building that is already registered and free of title dispute.

The information appearing on this page was collected as part of the Doing Business subnational project in Philippines, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small to medium-sized domestic business in cities and regions.

Data Guide

The following table shows data for the main indicators; hover over the column headings to learn more about the components of each indicator. Click on column headings to sort data. To see Registering Property details for a specific economy, click on the links below.

The total number of procedures legally required to register property. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the buyer or the seller, their agents (if an agent is legally or in practice required) or the property with external parties.

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Procedures (number)

The total number of days required to register property. The measure captures the median duration that property lawyers, notaries or registry officials indicate is necessary to complete a procedure.

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Time (days)

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the property value, assumed to be equivalent to 50 times income per capita. Only official costs required by law are recorded.

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Cost (% of property value)
Batangas City11..8483.8
Cagayan de Oro24..8815.3
Caloocan6..8333.8
Cebu City4..9243.6
Davao City20..8364.9
General Santos25..9435.6
Iloilo City22..8404.9
Lapu-Lapu13..8643.8
Las Piñas5..8304.7
Makati21..9324.7
Malabon15..9323.6
Mandaluyong17..9224.8
Mandaue8..8633.3
Manila9..8334.3
Marikina10..8324.8
Muntinlupa19..9274.8
Navotas2..8323.5
Parañaque16..9274.6
Pasay13..8314.9
Pasig3..8304.6
Quezon City17..8394.8
San Juan12..9264.6
Taguig6..8324.6
Valenzuela1..8303.5
Zamboanga City23..9265.8

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