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From February 1 every Russian citizen can get 1 hectare land at the Far East
Member of the RF Civic Chamber Marina Bogoslovskaya explains how the law was implemented before
The law on the Far Eastern hectare provides free distribution of one hectare of land for residential construction, farming or business in several regions: Yakutia, Kamchatka, Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk Region, the Jewish Autonomous Region and the Chukotka Autonomous District, as well as Amur, Magadan and Sakhalin Regions.
A piece of land could be received for a period up to five years. After this term, Russians will have an opportunity either to rent the site, or to receive it in property, but only in case if the land is being used. There will not be any restrictions regarding types of work carried out on the land, including agricultural activity.
Citizens should notify local authorities about the selected method of use of the land plot within a year from getting the hectare. Three years later it will be necessary to submit a declaration on the use of the site. If the land is not used, the hectare will be withdrawn.
From June 1, 2016 residents of the Far East Federal District have a right for a Far Eastern hectare.
Since February 1, 2017 any citizen of Russian Federation could use this right.
Citizens can obtain all information at the official website (надальнийвосток.рф), designed by the Ministry of Far East Development.
Member of the RF Civic Chamber Marina Bogoslovskaya explains the implementation of the law: "According to recent reports, during two phases of the law implementation the largest percentage of applications for a Far Eastern hectare accounts for Yakutia.
In December 2016, there were 50 contracts signed from 8 thousand submitted applications in Yakutia, and then in January 2017 the situation changed: from 10 thousand applications, 250 were approved, but the trend is not very positive.
The Civic Chamber of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) follows the situation. Why is there such an imbalance? In accordance with the data of the Ministry of Property and Land Relations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), about 30% of citizens register at the website in a test mode without any ultimate goal. A large percentage of refusals is due to incomplete set of documents, but the main cause of refusals is still provoked by mapping and topographical problems as well as by a discordance between the hectare’s coordinates and the actual location, and by overlapping borders.
Certainly, it is necessary to develop the Far East, a great amount of land with a boundless potential. New development programs for the Far East are in progress now. Undoubtedly, it will not be easy to implement them.
I hope that at the new phase of the Far Eastern hectare law implementation previous mistakes would be taken into account with the development of the region receiving a new impetus.
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