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Decree Law No. 149/2019


Publication: Republic Diary No. 194/2019, Series I of 2019-10-09
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 149/2019
  • Pages: 2 - 10

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law reinforces the announcement mechanisms of the procedures of identification and recognition of rustic or mixed buildings without a known owner.

A rustic building is a delimited part of the ground and the existing constructions that do not have economic autonomy.

A mixed building is the building composed of rustic and urban parts, and in which none of the parts can be classified as main.

A building without a known owner is a building that, due to lack of description in the land registry or registry in the matrix, does not integrate the public or private property of the State, Autonomous Regions and local authorities, or the property of individuals, or legal persons of private law, public or associative, cooperative or community nature, and is registered as such.

A building without a known owner is also considered to be a rustic or mixed building whose owner, at the end of the free period provided for in the simplified cadastral information system, has not yet been identified.

What is going to change?

The Registry and Notaries Institute (IRN) promotes the announcement of the building identified as a building with no known owner, through advertisements published in regional newspapers edited or distributed in the area of the municipalities of the buildings, in addition to the forms of announcement already foreseen.

The IRN also promotes the announcement of the building without a known owner that was registered and registered provisionally in favour of the State through public notices in the headquarters of the municipality and parish of the of the building, in addition to the Building One-Stop Desk (BUPi).

The Tax and Customs Authority informs the holders of rustic or mixed properties registered in the matrix and omitted in the land register, of the existence of the procedure established by this decree-law, containing information on the terms in which the system of identification and recognition of the property without a known owner is processed.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to reinforce citizens' guarantees of access to information and knowledge of the existence of a specific scheme for the identification, recognition and registry of rustic or mixed buildings without a known owner in favour of the State, through a wide dissemination and forms of announcement (e.g. buildings identified as buildings without a known owner advertised in regional newspapers and buildings without a known owner registered and provisionally registered in favour of the State identified through notices to be posted in the municipality and parish of the situation of the building.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the day following its publication.

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