The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Real Estate - Slovenia

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The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Real Estate - Slovenia

1 Real Estate Law

1.1 Please briefly describe the main laws that govern real estate in Slovenia. Laws relating to leases of business premises should be listed in response to question 10.1. Those relating to zoning and environmental should be listed in response to question 11.1.

The grounds of real estate law are defined in the Constitution. The main law that governs real estate is the Rights in Rem Act. It defines basic principles, possession and rights in rem (as well as the method of their acquisition, transfer, protection and extinguishment). The Land Registry Act is primarily procedural law. Other notable laws include the Agricultural Land Act, the Forest Act, the Water Act, the Housing Act, the Protection of Buyers of Apartments and Single Occupancy Buildings Act, the Act on Reciprocity and the Registering of Real Estate Act.

1.2 What is the impact (if any) on real estate of local common law in Slovenia?

Slovenia belongs to the Roman law based countries. Therefore, the common law has a rather insignificant impact.

1.3 Are international laws relevant to real estate in Slovenia?

Please ignore EU legislation enacted locally in EU countries. International laws are not relevant as concerns real estate law in Slovenia, except for the issue of reciprocity (please see the information given under question 2.1 below).

2 Ownership

2.1 Are there legal restrictions on owners...

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