The Hellenic Cadastre was established by the Greek government as a result of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environment jointly cooperating to create a complete and consistent real estate property database. Both private and public property will be permanently demarcated throughout the country and administered under the same terms regarding rights and legality.
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.
The deadline for declarations is on Friday, 29 November, for the following areas: Kastoria, Florina, Evia, Ahaia, Messinia, Laconia, Argolida, Corinthia, Samos, Chios. Ikaria and the rest of Magnesia and Sporadic Islands.
Until now, there have been more than 700,000 declarations made in these areas. Those yet to file an application for their property to be included in the registry should do so as soon as possible. To facilitate the declaration, authorities can make the declaration and complete their statements at a later time by setting up an appointment with a property official.
Free services are being offered by the Cadastre with specialist lawyers and topographers to help in the process, and an app is available to help.
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
Property owners can also call the Greek numbers 210 6505600 or 1015 for more info.