MESSAGE FROM THE KOSOVO PROPERTY COMPARISON AND VERIFICATION AGENCY
This is the first message from the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA). We have been communicating continuously under the name of the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) since 2006 and have been introducing our activities, commitment and great results achieved by the Agency for many years in receiving, registering, processing and adjudicating over 42 thousand property claims submitted to the Agency.
The successful completion of the KPA’s mandate paved the way to establish the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA). Following the enactment by the Assembly of Kosovo and publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Kosovo, the Law No.05/L-010 on the Establishment of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency entered into force on 03.11.2016. Establishment of the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA) is the outcome of the agreement for the return, comparison and verification of cadastral registers, reached in 2011 in Brussels between Kosovo and Serbia.
The mandate of the new Agency deals with comparing and resolving the discrepancies between the original cadastral documents taken from Kosovo by the Serbian authorities prior to June 1999 and the cadastral documents that are currently in the Republic of Kosovo on private property, commercial private property and the private property of religious communities in Kosovo as well as the resolution of claims on private immovable property including private agricultural and commercial property.
Since the KPCVA is the successor of the KPA, please be informed that the provisional provisions of this Law stipulate that part of the mandate and the responsibilities of the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) and the Housing and Property Directorate (HPD) shall be transferred to the Kosovo Property Comparison and Verification Agency (KPCVA) mainly dealing with implementation of HPCC decisions and properties that are currently under the administration of KPA. Therefore, all incomplete KPA and HPD mandatory issues shall be completed as part of the mandate of the new Agency. In addition, the new Law provides that all physical assets, contractual and budgetary liabilities of the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) and assets that previously were transferred to the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) by the Housing and Property Directorate (HPD) shall be transferred to the new Agency (KPCVA). The transfer of human resources and physical and budgetary assets guarantees sustainability with premises of success throughout the transition phase from KPA to KPCVA.
Taking into consideration the legal obligation according to which the transitional period from KPA to KPCVA is going to last 90 days, the management of the Agency has taken a series of measures for a successful completion of the transitional phase. Thus, an oversight group to oversee the transitional phase, which is successfully managing the administrative and technical transitional phase from KPA to AKKVP, was formed. This process is accompanied by a series of measures and technical and administrative activities. During this time, a logo of the new Agency, which we are presenting for the first time in public on this occasion, is conceived, designed and adopted.
On the other side, a group amending and supplementing draft regulations relating to the work and mandate of the Agency was formed. This group has successfully managed to supplement five relevant regulations, which have already been sent for approval to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo.
The management and the professional management staff of the Agency have continued meetings and contacts with all relevant local institutions and various international organizations. We continue to believe that the need for a comprehensive support to KPCVA will be viewed with interest by our local and international partners.
We are aware that a long and hard work awaits us in the years to come. However, the staff of the Agency has the experience and the necessary professional and administrative qualification to build and functionalize an agency, which will work in observing and enforcing legal responsibilities for all the citizens of Kosovo.
We hope and believe that our next communication will take place on the new website, which is under preparation.
Acting Deputy Executive Director