Amendments to the the Law on Procedure for Registration into Real Estate and Power Lines Cadastre

On 25 April 2019, the National Assembly of the Republic of the Serbia adopted Bill amending and modifying the Law on Procedure for Registration into Real Estate Power Lines Cadastre (“the Law”), published in the Official Gazette No. 31/2019 dated 29 April, 2019, effective the day after publishing in the Official Gazette on 30. April 2019.

Amendments to the Law prescribe exceptions of the registration of the notation. For example, for Real Estate, where property rights are registered on the basis of the final decision of expropriation of the real estate or decision on administrative transfer of real estate it is not allowed to register the notation of a dispute on a lawsuit filed by a previously registered holder of the right to immovable property against the current registered right holder in order to delete the registered right, and establish the previously registered status. Amendments include prescribing that priority will be given to registration made on the basis of regulation that impose expropriation. It is also stipulated that on the day of the entry into force of this Law, notation of the registration entry prescribed in Article 1. of the Law registered until the date of entry into force of this law will be deleted, upon the request of the expropriation beneficiary, according to the decision on expropriation or decision on administrative transfer.

The amendments to The law followed the most recent amendments to the Law on Planning and Construction in order for the provisions of this two laws to be aligned. The objective of the changes is to enable Cadastre to quickly and efficiently make changes regarding the projects that requires expropriation for the purpose of the construction of infrastructure objects of special importance. Amendments to the Law were made by urgent procedure.