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Resolution on Application of Law on Ownership and Use of Farmland.

Country/Territory
Bulgaria
Document type
Regulation
Date
1991
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Land & soil
Keyword
Agricultural land Land reform Ownership Land commission Public land Land tenure Transfer
Geographical area
Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Abstract

This Law concerns the use of agricultural farmland in Bulgaria. Agricultural land shall be the property of citizens, the State, municipalities, cooperative enterprises and other legal persons. Political parties and other bodies with a political aim shall, foreign countries, foreign legal persons and legal persons with foreign legal participation shall not be able to own agricultural lands. Foreign nationals and Bulgarian nationals permanently residing abroad can only acquire agricultural lands through inheritance, but are obliged to transfer the lands to persons that are eligible for permanent ownership within a period of three years (art. 3). The use of agricultural lands is restricted to its intended purpose in a way that preserves the soil's fertility, in accordance with sanitary-hygienic standards, fire regulations and ecological norms (art. 4). The National Land-Use Council and the Municipal Land Commission are established as land property authorities (art. 57). The National Land Use Council is a body with the Council of Ministers and its members are appointed by the National Assembly on the proposal of the Council of Ministers.

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