Data on real estate of Albania are contained in the electronic land register ALBSReP.
The electronic register is under the jurisdiction of the Real Estate Registration Department.
The land registration system on the territory of Albania was established in 1874 when they were part of the Ottoman Empire, however obligatory registration of buildings and structures did not exist. After Albania gained independence, a new civil legislation regulating real estate registration issues began to be introduced in it.
In 1929 real estate of Albania was declared inviolable, the system of mortgage offices was established. However, the significant part of real estate, especially in the country, was not registered.
Rights of private land ownership in the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania were restricted. However, geodetic works continued.
In 1991, land privatization started in Albania. Until 1994 approximately 500 thousand land plot owners appeared in the country.
In 1990-s, with the participation of foreign charity organizations, the land register of Albania began to be established, which fully functions now.
A record in the land register of Albania for each object consists of two parts: plan and description.
- full address
- cadastral number
A description contains the following sections:
- identification (technical data)
- easements and encumbrances
- court decisions
The register in Albania is deemed public. During execution of transactions, a notary must apply to the register and confirm a legal status of an object. After execution of a transaction documents are submitted in the Real Estate Registration Department making relevant changes in the register. Upon an application any interested person may obtain information about specific real estate. Information is provided after payment of a fee.
Local land departments accountable to the Department perform the work for making amendments in the register and providing extracts.
Extract from the land register of Albania may be used for:
- confirmation of title to real estate
- receipt of information about the property
- debt collection
- analysis of prices for real estate
- other commercial and analytical purposes
* some data may be unavailable for certain items, or may be provided for a fee.
Time for obtaining an extract from the land register of Albania shall be specified individually.
Moreover, you can order certified translations of your documents.
Extracts from the Real Estate Register are provided subject to the laws of Albania and to the Law on personal data protection.
Albania joined the Hague Convention on simplified legalization of documents on September 3, 2003. The Convention came into force for Albania on May 9, 2004.
Thus, documents issued in Austria are subject to legalization based on the apostilling procedure, after certified translation such documents acquire full legal force on the territory of all other Hague Convention Member States.
As a rule, apostillation of extracts takes about two weeks.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an electronic Extract from the land register of Albania||from 59,50 €||from 50,00 €||Price for the translation of an electronic Extract||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract from the land register of Albania with apostille||from 297,00 €||from 250,50 €|