Greece puts land registry office online

Greece is putting its land registry office, also known as the National Cadastre, online as part of a push to digitilize more state services and reduce the time needed to transfer real estate assets which currently stands at two months.

In a meeting between top government officials on the launch of the new online service, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that Greece has already introduced 1,138 apps providing state services on the government’s official portal

Interested parties will be able to see all the details of their property, ahead of a transfer, said Mitsotakis, adding that the move will help boost efficiency for more than 100,000 engineers, notaries, lawyers in the country.

The Land Registry currently issues 9 types of certificates, 4 of which are available digitally. The rest will be available electronically by September, according to government officials.

A global laggard when it comes to time needed to complete a property transfer, the country has pushed through some reforms trying to speed up the process. Earlier this year, Greece announced that it is moving the process online.