70,000 were counted the trampled by the public

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By Prokopis Hadjinikolou

70,000 are the properties of the Greek government that have been encroached upon according to the calculations and the lists they have prepared in the Ministry of Finance. Some of them will be given to the trespassers who will pay a corresponding price and some others will return to the Greek government for reasons of public interest.

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A necessary condition for the performance of the occupied is that the trespassers have “owned” them since at least 1980 and that these properties are a first residence or a business home (subject to conditions).

The bill that will be submitted to Parliament in September, based on the planning so far, will provide for the formation of a committee in which each beneficiary will submit the supporting documents they have in order to examine the legality of the properties. During the examination by the committee, the legal appeal of those who have filed will also be taken into account. Particularly:

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1. The arbitrary owners of public lands (encroached) will be able to acquire, under strict conditions, the right to buy back from the state the territorial areas they encroached against a price that will be calculated based on the objective values ​​of the properties and with a discount rate which will be scaled according to the duration of the encroachment and the type of property.

2. The base year for encroachment performance-control will be 1980. That is, in order to raise claims for redemption of encroached property, one must have at least 40 years in possession, i.e. before 1980.

3. For encroachers after the date to be decided by the government, the draft law will stipulate the removal from the illegally encroached properties possibly with a fine.

4. Only those who have encroached on lands and have built their first residence have the right of redemption. That is, the cases of a country house will be excluded. Encroachers who have set up a business establishment on these lands also have a right of redemption, subject to conditions.

5. It is being considered to exclude large acreage areas

6. The price paid by those who wish to buy these properties will vary and social criteria will also be taken into account. That is, it will be low for citizens with proven financial weakness, for vulnerable groups such as those with many children and the disabled, and for cases where a first residence has been built on the encroached property. It remains unknown how agricultural lands that have been encroached will be dealt with

They are not redeemable

It is not possible to acquire a property if there are compelling reasons of public interest, based exclusively on issues such as:

– of national defense or

– public safety or

– public health or

-other justified state need

In addition, properties or parts thereof are excluded from the acquisition which:

– fall within the scope of decisions that declare expropriation or impose zoning

– fall under the prohibitive provisions of the forestry legislation for the respective use.

– they are located within the beach, old beach and beach zone.

– fall into an area that has been declared as archaeological, according to a certificate issued or issued by the competent General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

In the draft law there will also be another chapter concerning exchangeable real estate. Essentially, after more than 100 years, the Greek government is proceeding with the return of property titles to the refugees of Asia Minor for properties they own in a total of 28 prefectures of the country. These properties are now considered public estates and now the goal is to give property titles to their owners.

Source: Capital

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