Information from the Register of Property Rights
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Procedure on receipt of information from the State Register of Property Rights to Immovable Property. The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine «Some Aspects of Provision of Information on Registered Property Rights to Immovable Property and Their Encumbrances» dated 24 December 2014 No. 722 came into force on 01 January 2015.
According to the Procedure, information from the State Register of Property Rights may be provided both in paper and electronic forms.
In paper form
In paper form, information is provided by a state registration authority and/or notary as:
- an extract, at the request of the owner or other right holder, indicating the owner’s rights, heirs (successors), and a person in favour of which the encumbrance was established;
- an information certificate.
Request for provision of information from the State Register in the form of information certificate is submitted by individuals and/or legal entities to a state registration authority and/or notary, regardless of the inquired immovable property location.
Available data regarding the immovable property object, except for the personal data of subjects of the property rights to immovable property (identification document details, taxpayer registration number), is provided in an information certificate from the State Register.
Provision of information in paper form or refusal to provide it should be done not later than the next business day from the day of receipt of the appropriate request by a state registration authority.
In electronic form
In order to receive an electronic information certificate from the Register, one should register on the web-site of the “Information center” subsidiary of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Liability for authenticity of data submitted upon registration lies with the applicant.
Electronic certificate created by the system contains up-to-date data on the immovable property object available in the Register (except for the personal data of subjects of the property rights).
Search for the required data in the State Register of Rights is conducted under the registration number of the immovable property object, address of the immovable property object or cadaster number of the land plot, or identification details of the legal entity or individual.
Duty for provision of information in paper form amounts to UAH 120 and UAH 34 for an extract and information certificate, respectively. Duty for provision of information in electronic form amounts to UAH 17.
We note that currently the Register is quite incomplete, as much of the information still exists only in paper form. It is planned that starting from 1 March 2015 it will be possible, at the applicant’s request, to obtain a more comprehensive information certificate, which would contain transaction history in relation to immovable property object.