Lawyers, court clerks, notaries, and engineers will now have access to Greece’s land registry through a new digitalized platform.
Known as the “ktimatologio”, legal and engineering professionals as well as individuals will have access to one-third of the data base which offers accurate information on property in Greece ensuring at the same time the protection of property owners.
The new online platform found here was presented to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday. Interested parties can now access to 33 percent of the country’s National Cadaster, which holds titles and records for immovable property in Greece.
Citizens will also be able to issue ktimatologio certificates online. Authorities note however that services concern regions which have already been registered since many of the country’s towns and villages are still operating under the old public registry system.
The new platform saves some 100,000 professionals and property owners time and money, said Mitsotakis, adding that it also reduces costs. “For public services, it translates into greater efficiency but also into an overall acceleration of the cadaster’s [completion],” he said during the presentation of the platform.
It should be noted that initially planned for 2020, the completion of the repeatedly delayed registry has been pushed back to 2024 with the environment ministry citing Covid-19 restrictions and reluctance by owners to register their properties.
The priority now is for the cadaster to include more areas. Currently the Hellenic Cadaster issues nine types of certificates for citizens, four of which have been available digitally since October 2020 (upon request via e-mail), with the rest to be issued digitally by September for the entire country.