Ownership of real estate generally requires a notarial document, which must also be transcribed. The transcription of the contract is made to the competent state department so that the publicity required by the law is met so that the state and the citizens know to whom each property belongs. Without transcription, the right of ownership cannot be opposed to others.
Under the previous legal framework, the necessary transcription of the contracts was made at the local Land Registers, which are already being gradually replaced by the Cadastral Offices. This change is based on a different approach to the disclosure of property rights. In the Land Registry, the entitlements are entered per person in his share registry, where all his real rights are entered. On the contrary, at the Land Registry each property receives a unique number and all the real rights on it – as well as the beneficiary – are recorded in the Land Registry of the respective real estate.
Today we are in a transitional regime, as land registration is not complete all across the country. Land surveying is carried out by area. After the completion of the cadastral survey in each area, the commencement of operation of the competent Cadastral Office is commenced and the Land Registry ceases to operate. It is likely that the information in the cadastral survey will be transferred incompletely or incorrectly to the Cadastral Office. Since there is a deadline to manage the deficiencies or correcting the errors after which completion or correction is not possible, it is necessary to check the image of your property at the competent Land Registry Office. It is likely that you even lose ownership of your property without doing any of your own.
We undertake to review the status of your property and make the necessary statements and actions (such as a statement of cadastre, filling in deficiencies, correcting legal or non-judicial errors, etc.) to fully safeguard your rights.