THE NLS PROVIDED CONSULTATIONS TO EXPERTS FROM THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Specialists from the National Land Service (NLS) have consulted experts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), who carry out a study of affordable housing in Lithuania and prepare recommendations.
The legal regulation of the lease and sale of state-owned land in Lithuania was presented to OECD experts. The experts were also introduced to the latest amendments to the legislation regulating land relations, which are likely to encourage the development of the construction of new residential houses on public land.
The experts were interested in the role played by the NLS in the management and administration of public land and the impact on these processes of incomplete restoration of property rights. OECD representatives were introduced to statistics and informed that in Lithuania the restoration of citizens' property rights to land is virtually complete in both rural and urban areas, except for Vilnius city.
Where the land return process is complete, other land reform work begins. One of them is the lease and auctioning of state-owned land.
OECD experts are preparing recommendations for Lithuania. The recommendations are expected to assist the implementation one of the provisions of the Eighteenth Programme of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania more smoothly. The recommendations are related to long-term directions for the development of housing accessibility.