Greek Cadastre

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Κτηματολόγιο και Κτηματογράφηση

The establishment of a National Cadastral Registry is a fundamental obligation of the State, pursuant to the last subparagraph of paragraph 2 of the Article 24 of the Constitution. The procedure to be followed for the said establishment of the National Cadastre is provided for in Law 2308/1995, which in particular regulates the administrative procedure starting from the declaration of each particular area that is to be under cadastral registration up till the first entries or registrable acts. The maintenance, updating and operation of the National Cadastre are governed by the Law 2664/1998.

The general obligation to register in the Greek Cadastral Books any legal transaction, court decision or administrative act, for which a separate entry to the Land Register was required by the applicable law, is introduced under the legislation governing the Greek Cadastre (article 12, para. 1, point p, L. 2664/1998).

The request or principle of transparency is applied to the field of real estate by the conveyance/registration of any deed or registrable act to the transcription and mortgage Books kept by the local Land Registry or by the registration of the legally registered deeds (Article 12 of Law 2664/1998) as well as the subsequent registration of the relevant immovable property rights in the Cadastral books kept by the local Cadastre.

The Greek Cadastre constitutes a land registry data base of legal, technical and other additional information including and concerning all properties in each territory of interest, which is governed by the principles set out in the law (Article 1§1(1)(a) of Law 2664/1998).

Registrable Legal Relations/Acts

  • Ownership/ Right of Property
  • Right in rem of real and personal servitude (rights of way)
  • Mortgage/ Mortgage lien
  • Owning a mining industry
  • Right of L. 3986/2011, i.e., the right in rem of a natural or legal person to construct a building on land which at the time of the creation of the said right is public and to exercise on the aforementioned building or on a building already constructed the powers conferred by the right of ownership
  • State sovereignty over thermal springs
  • Long-term leasing
  • Financial leasing
  • Timeshare leasing
  • Restrictions on the power of disposal
  • Legal Acts (Article 220 of the Greek Civil Procedural Code)
  • Seizures

NEW CADASTRAL PROCEDURE

  1. Declaration of an area under land registration (Article 1 L. 2308/1995)
  2. Submission of property rights applications (Article 2 L. 2308/1995)
  3. Compilation of temporary cadastral diagrams and tables (Articles 3 and 3α L. 2308/1995)
  4. Posting of provisional cadastral data (Article 4 L. 2308/1995).
  5. Submission of requests for rectification against provisional cadastral registrations (Article 6Α L. 2308/1995)
  6. Distinction between the requests for rectification: Simple requests for rectification handled by the Cadastral Registry and requests referred to the Cadastral Registry Resolution Committees (Article 7Α)
  7. Revision or updating of the provisional cadastral diagrams and tables after the conclusion of the requests for rectification (Articles 8, 8α and 8β L. 2308/1995)
  8. Issuance of a declaratory administrative act confirming the completion of the cadastral procedure in the specific area of interest (Article 11 L. 2308/1995).
  9. First entries in the cadastral registry for all properties located in the specific under cadastral registration area, noting that the applications’ examination pursuant to Article 7A is pending (Article 12 L. 2308/1995).

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