Land register after 2016

A government scheme to set up Greece’s first-ever land register will cost another 2 billion euros to execute and is unlikely to be completed before 2016, according to a study by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and presented to Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias yesterday. Half of the project’s funding can be acquired by levying a 35-euro charge on property owners – up from the current 20 euros – with the remaining half coming from state coffers, according to the study. The report proposed the creation of an extra 13 land registry offices – one for each of the country’s regions – to provide expert advice to homeowners getting their properties registered. The 54 existing offices have recorded about 2 million land titles to date, it said. The chamber said the next five years should be spent on recording properties in urban areas, as it is less costly.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.