Closest equivalent rights and adaptation

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1. What are the main rights in rem arising from successions in your system?

Ownership is the main right. Usufruct or right of possession are also common.

2. What would the role of your Land Register or registrars be in order to put in practice the principle of adaptation? What contributions could the Land Register make?

According EU-regulation land registrar is obliged to make registration whenever the adaptation is possible. In case of missing equivalence in Finnish system in adaptation situation it is essential to acquire information from a legal expert of the foreign jurisdiction. Adaptation demands comprehensive understanding of the case and applicable law.

We haven’t had many cases yet where adaptation has been under consideration. Actual registrations haven’t been made either.

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