Today the Kosovo Property Agency (KPA) published the first 1972 of more than 10,700 claims that the Agency has received thus far for agricultural land, commercial properties and residential properties arising from the armed conflict in 1998 and 1999.
The 1,972 claims published today include claims for:
1,596 agricultural properties;
183 residential properties; and
193 commercial properties
The published information includes details regarding the claims, such as municipality, village, street name, street number and parcel number of the claimed property, so as to enable persons with potential legal interests in the properties to be able to identify the property.
Anyone who believes they have a legal interest in any of the published claimed properties must contact a KPA office as soon as possible and within 30 days of date of the publication if they wish to become a party to the claim. After the 30 day period has elapsed, the claims will be presented to the independent Kosovo Property Claims Commission (KPCC) for a decision. Any party to a claim may appeal the decision of the KPCC to the Supreme Court of Kosovo.
The lists of published claims are available in all municipalities and local courts in Kosovo as well as in all KPA offices in Pristhina, Mitrovica, Prizren, Peja/Pec and Gjilan.The KPA was established on 4 March 2006 by UNMIK Regulation 2006/10, which later was superseded by UNMIK Regulation 2006/50. The agency has, subject to appeal to the Supreme Court of Kosovo, exclusive jurisdiction to resolve claims for private immovable property (including agricultural land and commercial properties) arising from the armed conflict in 1998 and 1999.
Click here to see the list of all published claims