April 23, 2018 / ELRA Secretariat
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?
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?
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
England & Wales Contribution
Northern Ireland Contribution