Land Registries & Cadastres in Europe

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April 23, 2018 /

Land Registries & Cadastres in Europe

The following information is intended to give a general overview of the registration systems in each jurisdiction:

1. In your country, the Land Registry and the Cadaster are they different institutions?

If yes:

a) Which are the main duties of the respective organizations?
b) Which Ministry’s competence do they fall under?
c) Could you describe in brief the form of collaboration between the two institutions?

If no:

a) Which are the main duties of the sole organization?
b) Which Ministry’s competence does it fall under?
c) Is land registration and mapping organized as separate departments within the organization?

2. What is the status of the Land Registrar in your country:

a) Who is responsible for performing the act of registration of property rights?
b) In case of doubt/appeal, who decides?
c) Must he/she have a legal educational background?
d) Could you characterize the act of registration as a purely administrative duty or a quasi-judicial one?
e) Is the Land Registrar independent in his/her decision making? If yes, how does your legal system assures such functional independence (i.e. the decisions are only challenged before a court).

Contact Point’s Contributions

belgiumBelgium   Contribution

Bulgaria Contribution

Cyprus  Contribution

England & Wales Contribution

prueba-banderaEstonia Contribution

finlandFinland Contribution

greeceGreece  Contribution

irelandIreland Contribution

italyItaly  Agenzia delle Entrate  /  Servizio Libro Fondiario de Trento

lithuaniaLithuania Contribution

 Malta   Contribution

netherlandNetherlands Contribution

Northern Ireland Contribution

polandPoland Contribution

portugalPortugal Contribution


Romania  Romanian Land Registry Association  /  National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration

spainSpain Contribution

swedenSweden Contribution

Turkey Contribution

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