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Lithuania

Country details

Size: 65.3 thousand km2______________________________updated: 29-09-2014

Population: 2.94 million (approx.)

Registration coverage

Percentage of area registered: 88% approx. of real property object mass. Registered land makes up about 83% of total land stock. Registered buildings make up 93% of the total building stock.

Number of properties/titles registered: 6.34 million registered real property objects (by 1 September 2014). Out of this figure there are 2.21 million land parcels, 2.48 million buildings, 1.04 million premises and 0.57 million engineering structures.

Number of mortgages registered: The total number of registered mortgages by 18-09-2014 amount to 463 658; out of it 228 783 are stored in the archive of the Mortgage Register database.

Registry name: Valstybės įmonė Registrų centras (State Enterprise Centre of Registers, Lithuania)

Size of organisation:

There are 1,581 employees working at the State Enterprise Centre of Registers. The Centre of Registers has 10 branch offices and 40 local divisions.

Searches available:

By property identifier, by address of property or by legal entity (company), by parcel cadastral number, cadastral area, residential area, street name and coordinates or by map

Information available:

For professional users:

Information on the entry in the Real Property Register, real property objects (land parcel, building, apartments, premises, engineering utilities, etc.) with cadastral information (purpose of use, unique and cadastral number, area, type of surveying, average market value, coordinates, etc.), information on ownership, legal facts (sale-purchase contract, gift contract, lease contract, mortgage, etc.), other real rights (servitude, usufruct, etc.), notices, special use conditions, formation of the object, remarks and references of the Register.

For all users:
Register number, object name, unique number, address

Products available:

Excerpt from the Real Property Register Central Databank; Cadastral map; Public search in the Real Property Register

Subscribed users:

12,704 professional users of the Central Databank of the Real Property Register.

Lack of real property registers has been one of the greater problems connected with the holding of property in Lithuania for many years. Thus Lithuania, unlike other European countries, has not inherited long-standing traditions for the administration of real property registers and accompanying rights.

The situation, however, radically changed with the establishment of the State Land Cadastre and Register, a forerunner of the State Enterprise Centre of Registers in 1997. After the Ministry of Justice was delegated the rights of the founder, the Enterprise finally became a centre of registers, not only by its changed name, but in the sense of the delegated functions as well. The Centre of Registers’ mission was to develop and administer the Real Property Register, the Register of Legal Entities and the Address Register.

The Centre of Registers standardised handling of the registers it was in charge of, resulting in a more efficient, cheaper and more transparent administration. Based on equal criteria, such administration of registers enables implementation of related policy tasks on the state registers – to accumulate registers’ data, provide state guarantees with regard to ownership rights to real property and provide services based on the register data to all interested parties.

Equipped with nearly all the most advanced information technologies and a team of highly qualified specialists, today the Centre of Registers offers its clients effective solutions ensuring immediate and transparent real property formation and registration, territorial planning, real property mass valuation, registration of legal entities and others.

The Centre of Registers has introduced electronic conveyancing of real property that offers a possibility for the real property transaction parties to conclude a transaction within a shorter time period by performing all actions related to acquisition of real property and registration of rights thereto at the notary bureau without direct applying to the Centre of Registers. It also implemented an electronic service for registration of legal entities, established the Certificate Authority of the Centre of Registers and the electronic archive.

Today the Centre of Registers is further developing new services targeted at the business, government and society. One of such services is REGIA which is a convenient tool, operating on the cloud principle, which is developed particularly for the municipalities: for their Administration’s staff, people and businesses operating therein. The purpose of REGIA is to create favourable conditions for making decisions based on geo-referenced data and facilitate the exchange of information.
At the same time the Centre of Registers is prepared for proper representation of Lithuania by creating new services of unified Europe thus contributing to the development of an effective European Union system of registers.

Registry contact details

http://www.registrucentras.lt/

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