The State Audit Office (hereinafter – SAO) disclosed in the audit that, as data control and supervision mechanisms of the information system of the State Cadastre of Immovable Property (hereinafter – Cadastre information system) have not been introduced, compliance of data to the actual condition of immovable property is not ensured.
At present topicality of the data registered in the Cadastre information system maintained by the State Land Service (hereinafter – SLS) and compliance thereof with the actual condition of immovable property depends on the subject of immovable property, as well as on decency of the State and local government institutions observing responsibilities specified in the regulatory enactments, as the regulatory enactments developed by the Ministry of Justice (hereinafter – the Ministry) do not specify an institution responsible for accuracy of the registered data. The regulatory enactments also do not specify provision of single supervision, cooperation and control system to ensure topicality of data in the Cadastre information system maintained by SLS.
Consequently, erroneous, incomplete or different data are entered into the Cadastre information system, thus there is a risk that, for example, cadastral values of apartment properties and immovable property tax is not calculated accurately.
SAO disclosed in the audit that data indicated in the Cadastre information system regarding an owner of immovable property, as well as regarding undivided shares does not comply with the data indicated in the State unified computerised Land Register (hereinafter – SUCLR). In turn, on specific occasion the cadastral value indicated in the Cadastre information system calculated for similar apartment properties varies. For example, cadastral value of apartment properties on 417 Maskavas Street, Riga with the total area of 50.2 m² to 50.4 m² ranges from LVL 1754 to LVL 17 437, which varies up to 10 times.
Due to improperly arranged information system, authorised users of the portal www.kadastrs.lv do not have access to quality information that complies with the requirements of regulatory enactments in the amount of 26% from the number of randomly inspected immovable properties.
By not ensuring protection of data transferred to SUCLR towards access of third persons and data editing, as well as not ensuring control of completeness of data sent by SUCLR and received and processed by SLS, the Ministry’s data exchange mechanism between SUCLR and the Cadastre information system is incomplete.
Legality audit “Accessibility, Quality and Compliance with the Requirements of the Regulatory Enactments of Services Rendered by the State Land Service” was conducted on the time period from 1 January 2007 to 1 November 2009.