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Legislation
December 1991

The Act regulates simplified procedure for proving unlawfulness of expropriation of property in Estonia. If a natural person having been the owner of property was forced to abandon his or her property during the period between 16 June 1940 and 1 January 1954 due to escaping from his or her place…

Manuals & Guidelines
December 1969

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the…

Legislation

The Land Reform Act determines the bases for restructuring relations regarding land (land reform). Based on the continuity of rights of former owners and the interests of current land users that are protected by law, and to establish preconditions for more effective use of land, the objective of…

Legislation

Land tax is a tax based on the assessed value of land.Land tax is calculated on the basis of information received from the corresponding local government. Land tax is imposed on all land, except land specified in § 4 of this Act. The Law provides for the taxation of land. The tax shall consist…

Legislation

This Law regulates property relations in the Republic of Estonia by defining owners, the forms of ownership, the grounds for origination of the right of ownership, and the principles of exercising and protecting the rights of ownership (art. 1). Ownership may be in the form of "personal…

Legislation

The purpose of this Law is to provide for the protection and management of coast, shore and bank areas. Protection and management shall be based on principles of sustainable development and preservation of biological diversity (art. 1). Article 2 defines coasts, shores and banks as land areas…

Legislation

This Act governs the implementation of the 1993 Law of Property Act stating that the latter entered into force on 1 December 1993 and that it applies only to legal relations created before that date. It also lists repealed legislation in art. 25 (parts of the Civil Code of the Estonian SSR,…

Legislation

This Law provides for the return to former owners or their legal successors, the distribution to workers or ex-workers of collective farms, and compensation of, nationalised property in agriculture and for the reorganization or liquidation of collective farms. Agricultural reform shall be…

Legislation

This Act is divided into 8 Parts as follows: General (I); Possession and land register (II); Ownership (III); Servitudes (IV); Real encumbrances (V); Building leases (VI); Right of pre-emption (VII); Right of security (VIII); Implementation of Act (IX).This Law provides for real rights, their…

Regulations

This Regulation contains maximum allowed amounts of specified polluting substances in waste water discharged in water bodies and into the soil. Section 1 species rates of discharge for towns and other settlements and objects the average amount of which is more than 2000 cubic metres a day.…

Regulations

This Decree of the Ministry of Environment, inter alia, establishes procedures for the issuance of permits for the extraction and use groundwater, surface water and seawater. Environmental authorities shall take decisions regarding the issue of permits. Regardless who is the owner of the water…

Regulations

This Annex to Regulation No. 45 of 1994 specifies maximum concentrations of allowed pollution. If such values are exceeded a pollution charge must be paid according to the volume of pollutants (crowns/tonnes). Substances include phosphorus, nitrogen, suspended solids, oil products, sulphates and…