Hellenic Cadastre – FAQs
What is the new public entity under the name “Hellenic Cadastre”?
According to Law 4512/2018, the company under the name “National Cadastre and Mapping Agency S.A.” is abolished and replaced by a new public entity under the name “Hellenic Cadastre” (“Elliniko Ktimatologio”), based in Athens. The new entity is supervised by the Minister of Environment and Energy.
In addition, seventeen (17) cadastral offices shall be established, one in each region (except for Attica region where three (3) offices shall be established and Central Macedonia region where two (2) offices shall be established) and other sixty eight (68) branches at major cities or islands as well. It should be noted that the new entity will be self-funded.
Which is the main purpose of the Hellenic Cadastre?
The main purpose of the Hellenic Cadastre is to ensure the reliability, publicity and availability of territorial and legal data relating to immovable property and the assurance of transaction security. The purpose of the entity is achieved by the registration of legal and technical information, the precise determination of the location and boundaries of the real estate and the publication of legal rights over each real property. The purpose of the Hellenic Cadastre also includes the geodetic and cartographic coverage of the country.
The new entity shall be responsible for reinforcing transparency and security in property transfers, specifically, it is responsible for:
a) The compilation, updating and operation of the National Cadastre, in accordance with the applicable legislation;
b) The updating and operation of the system of Registrations and Mortgages;
c) The updating and management of the files of the system of Registrations and Mortgages;
d) The updating and operation of the system of pledges;
e) The updating and reviewing of topographical maps and topographic diagrams;
f) The design, development, organization, operation and management of systems which is necessary for management of geodetic material;
g) The planning and control of photogrammetric and telescopic tasks, i.e. aerial photographs and satellite images;
h) The organization of digital geospatial data bases.
Furthermore, the new entity:
(a) manages the electronic cadastral databases;
(b) co-operates with other governmental bodies to update the geospatial data and maps;
(c) provides services and know-how of its relevant field to third parties, i.e. in the field of geodesy, topography, land registry and geographic information systems;
Moreover, pursuant to Law No 4512/2018, Land Registry of State, the Cadastral Offices of Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Rhodes and Kos – Leros are abolished. Hence, the competent authority from now on shall be the Hellenic Cadastre.
What will happen with the personnel of “National Cadastre and Mapping Agency S.A.”?
According to the provisions of Law No 4512/2018, the personnel of the company under the name “National Cadastre and Mapping Agency S.A.” is not dismissed; under the above provisions the employees shall be transferred to the new entity, if they hold the relevant qualifications.
Which are the administrative bodies of the Hellenic Cadastre?
The administrative bodies of the new entity will be the Board of Directors and the General Director.
The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Minister of Environment and Energy. The Board of Directors shall be elected to serve for a 4-year term in office, which may be renewed once by the Minister.
The General Director will be selected on the basis of qualifications.
Which are the responsibilities of the General Director?
The General Director shall be entitled as following:
a) He/she is head of the services of the entity and its personnel, oversees the operation of the services and he/she is responsible for the proper operation of the entity to the Board of Directors. In particular, he/she is responsible for organizing the operation of the services;
b) he/she prepares and suggests the topics in the Board of Directors and he/she is responsible for the implementation of the Board of Directors’ Decisions.
c) He/she suggests the approved operational program of the entity, based on the general guidelines of the Board of Directors.
d) He/she is responsible for the design of scientific and administrative programs, based on the operation program of the entity.
e) He/she is responsible for the implementation of operating expenses within the framework of the annual budget which will be approved by the Board of Directors.
f) he/she concludes contracts on behalf of the entity up to the amount of EUR 135,000.
g) He/she suggests to the Board of Directors the Internal Audit Regulation, and he/she also submits a draft of annual budget, balance sheet and annual report to the Board of Directors.
h) He/she shall exercise any powers as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.