The Hellenic Cadastre was established by the Greek government in an effort to create a complete and consistent real estate property database throughout the country. Finally, through this database both private and public property will be permanently demarcated because, under the current system, tracking down property by location or identifying the owner by name is impossible. Thanks to the new system, there will be reliable and detailed legal and technical info to simplify future property transactions.
Declarations to the Hellenic Cadastre must be submitted by each and every property owner or beneficiaries with ownership rights. Declaring property on tax returns is not proof enough of ownership. Please note, property not claimed or registered will eventually be controlled and owned by the Greek government. Even if deadlines in areas where property is located have passed, owners who have not yet registered their rights can still file for late registration by paying a fine, depending on type and value. Information on deadlines and areas subject to registration can be found on the official website of the National Land Registry, at www.ktimatologio.gr
Below is an infogram simplifying the steps:
REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:
- Submit the declaration in due time, since it is mandatory, otherwise property owners will need to pay more.
- Submit the declaration and supporting documents electronically through the new upgraded electronic web service which is user friendly.
- Provide an e-mail as this is necessary for communication purposes and check details on the interim public presentation of the cadastral data.
- Forms, brochures, instructions and a list of cadastral service offices can be found at www.ktimatologio.gr
- Those who own more than two agricultural land parcels (in the same local authority before the Kapodistrias Plan) will only pay for two of them (70 euros).
- If there is no inheritance acceptance act, it is mandatory to submit the following: * If there is a will, the property owners will need to submit the deceased person’s ownership title (if any), the death certificate, a copy of the published will and certifications concerning the ‘non-publication of another will’ and on the ‘non-refusal of inheritance’; * If there is no will, the property owners need to offer the deceased person’s ownership title (if any), the death certificate of the deceased and the certificates of closed relatives, a certificate on the ‘non-publication of another will’ and on the ‘non refusal of the inheritance’.