Government and Civil Society Discussed State recognition of private housing

Posted by: | Posted on: Март 30, 2017

17626251_1449099571777547_1755364429480992834_nTransparency Azerbaijan (TA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organized a roundtable to discuss “State recognition of private housing”. The roundtable is the latest in a series within the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency (APT) project designed to facilitate dialogue between the government institutions and NGOs with the aim of increasing transparency and accountability of government institutions and processes.

TA Executive Director Rena Safaraliyeva made the opening speech in the roundtable attended by representatives from State Property Issues Committee, State Urban Planning and Architecture Committee, Ministry of Economy, several executive authorities and other state agencies, as well as members of Azerbaijan’s civil society. She stated that the increase in the number of unregistered private houses has become a social problem in the country. It was emphasized that non-recognition of completely built private houses for various causes is one of the reasons for this situation. She noted the importance of the recommendations proposed in the event to be taken into consideration by the governmental agencies to address the problems in this area quickly.

Oqtay Hasanov, head of law department, the State Service for Registration of Real Estate under State Committee on Property Issues, having briefed the participants about the works lately done by the government in the field of state registration of real estate and addressed the questions from the audience.

Speaking at the event, Hafiz Hasanov, expert lawyer at Transparency Azerbaijan informed the participants about the implementation status of previous recommendations in the area of registration of real estate. Then he talked in detail on the problems related to building and state recognition of private houses for the purposes of their state registration and gave the recommendations for their solutions.

TA’s written recommendations along with advices from civil society organizations were delivered to the respective public agencies.

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