CIVIL SOCIETY DISCUSS PROBLEMS IN REGISTRATION OF REAL ESTATE

Posted by: | Posted on: Апрель 29, 2013

tedbir1Transparency Azerbaijan, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), organized a roundtable to discuss Problems in Registration of Real Estate.  The roundtable was one in a series organized by Transparency Azerbaijan aimed at facilitating dialogue between government institutions and NGOs on increasing transparency and accountability. Round table participants identified and discussed current deficiencies in efforts to minimize opportunities for corrupt practices in registration of real estate, and proposed ways to increase transparency and accountability in this area.
It is regretful that the authorized public agency — State Registry of Real Estate under State Property Committee decided not to participate in the event despite advanced invitation. It shall be mentioned that, very much unlike previous several round tables organized by Transparency Azerbaijan, this is the first time when a public agency refrained from discussion with the civil society.  Representatives of some public agencies, as well as local and international NGO representatives participated in the roundtable.
Emin Abbasov, expert of Public Association for Assistance to Free Economy, and spoke of existing problems and their solutions in the field of registration of illegal buildings, lawyer Fuad Agayev talked about legislation on the state register of real estate and its application. At the end of the event, Nisa Hajiyeva, expert of Transparency Azerbaijan summed up suggestions to increase transparency in registration of real estate.

Participants expressed their disappointment that the chance exchange of views between government and civil society at the roundtable was lost. They also decided to deliver to the Registry written recommendations from civil society organizations on improving transparency and accountability in the area of real estate registration.  Participants also addressed the media at the end of the event.

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