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Land associations in Slovakia

Anna Bandlerova (), Jarmila Lazikova (), Lubica Rumanovska () and Zuzana Lazikova ()
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Anna Bandlerova: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Jarmila Lazikova: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Lubica Rumanovska: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Zuzana Lazikova: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia

Juridical Tribune (Tribuna Juridica), 2017, vol. 7, issue Special, 80-94

Abstract: The land fragmentation is one of the serious problems in Slovakia which is given by the historical development of the land law. In the past, landowners tried to solve this problem by creation of various forms of land associations oriented to the common cultivation of agricultural land and forest land. Nowadays, the Slovak lawmaker decided to regulate the institute of land associations by the law. Land associations in Slovakia are legal entities conducting agricultural business on agricultural land, forest land or in water areas; moreover, they can provide also other business activities according to particular legal regulations. Land associations conduct business on real estate property or, more commonly, properties, which are usually owned by many co-owners, because the individual cultivation of small part of land plots would not be effective. However, the law is a subject of legal amendments more often than necessary in order to ensure the legal certainty. This paper introduces this recondite legalentity, its activities, its internal government and the ownership rights of its members. A pre-emption right that has a special legal regulation different from the general legal regulations of the pre-emption rights in the Civil Code is one of the special issues.

Keywords: land association; agricultural land; legal regulation; owner of the common real estate property; land fragmentation. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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