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The following article published in our third newsletter provides a simple guide on the declaration of your rights with the Hellenic Cadastre with links to the Hellenic Cadastre's website.
The Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Hellenic Cadastre have initiated the process of cadastral surveys. These projects cover the remaining 42.4% of the country's rights, which is about 16.5 million rights, corresponding to 63.4% of the territory of the State that has not been surveyed yet in order to facilitate town planning and effective protection of property rights. During this process the beneficiaries of property rights located in such regions must declare these rights before the competent Cadastral survey offices, pursuant to Law 2308/1995, under specific deadlines (and possible extentions) announced at www.ktimatologio.gr. The government's target is to have the entire territory of Greece registered with the Hellenic Cadastre by 2022.
The below article provides a very basic guide. For more information visit http://www.ktimatologio.gr
Regions under survey and communicating with the Hellenic Cadastre
Please visit: http://www.ktimatologio.gr/sites/en/cadastralsurvey/Pages/kuUtbigTQbkVTDd_EN.aspx in order to find out if your property is under survey. Expatriates can also communicate directly with the Hellenic Cadastre at the following link: http://www.ktimatologio.gr/sites/en/Pages/ContactRegistration.aspx
Rights to be declared
All rights that are mandatory to declare pursuant to the provisions of the Hellenic Civil Code must also be declared with the Hellenic Cadstre i.e. full ownership, bare ownership, usufructs, mortgages, prenotations of mortgages, easements, property assurances, seizures, lawsuits, registrable long term leases, time sharing contracts.
1. To Participate
Submit a Declaration of Ownership before the deadline
Check the outcome of the cadastral survey during the preliminary public presentation and the public presentation of the cadastral data
Submit a review request during the preliminary public presentation (if errors are detected)
Submit a correction or objection application during the public presentation (if errors are detected)
2. How to Declare - What you need to gather
Declaration form and photocopies of:
3. Locate Your Property
Through the Ortho-image View Application
A topographic diagram is necessary if one of the following circumstances are met:
5. Pay the fee
35 EUR per property right, 20 EUR for auxilliary spaces and no more than 70 EUR for 2 or more agricultural parcels in the same Local Authority.
Τhe deadlines to proceed to the filing of above declarations vary for each area while extended deadlines apply for residents abroad. All relevant deadlines can be found at http://www.ktimatologio.gr/sites/en/Pages/Default.aspx.
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Ioannis Valmas LLB, LLM, (MSc) is Managing Partner at Valmas Associates and a Greek trial attorney and legal advisor that has represented – almost exclusively – since 2008, overseas clients (from government bodies to private individuals) for their administrative, business and personal legal matters in Greece gaining a stellar reputation abroad. He has lived abroad for almost a decade and earned several degrees from UK Universities. He has attended seminars at US Universities (Harvard and Stanford Law Schools). He has been a member of the Athens Bar Association for over a decade. He is appointed before the Court of Appeals and licensed to practice law throughout the territory of the Hellenic Republic, Greece. His writings on Greek Real Estate Law, Aviation Law and Shipping have been widely published in recent years by publishers in Greece and abroad.
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