Notaries and government officials to have access to property ownership register

The State Registration Service of Ukraine (Ukrgosreyestr) has announced that notaries and government officials are to obtain access to the property ownership government register from 14 October onwards. Among other entitlements, notaries and officials will be able to receive data from the register even if no property transactions are reported.

The regulation was issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice and is expected to simplify the property registration procedure and to prevent fraud. The authorities are also trying to simplify the procedures for citizens. In the near future they will be able to register property by sending documents through the Ukrainian Post or over the internet.