Topics related to property and investments have been in NALED’s focus since its establishment, and during its 15 years of its work, the organization has initiated numerous reforms in this area. Since 2018, the Property and Investments Alliance has been active within NALED, being engaged on upgrading policies for improving the business environment, solving problems related to property relations and Serbia’s better ranking on the World Bank's Doing Business list.
One of NALED's most recognizable initiatives is the reform of construction permitting system, whose process NALED has followed since initiating amendments to the Law on Planning and Construction in 2014, through the development of electronic permitting software, its successful launch in early 2016, technical support and training for more than 5,000 civil servants in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction, and with the support of the World Bank and European Progress. The introduction of e-permits has contributed to Serbia's progress and ranking among the top 10 countries on the Doing Business list in terms of efficiency in issuing permits.
After the success of this reform, with the support of the Good Governance Fund and the German Development Cooperation, NALED initiated the reform of the registration of property in the cadastre through the eCounter. In this way, in less than three years, more than a million applications for real estate registration were submitted electronically, and the average time for resolving cases was reduced from 25 to 6 days. The latest amendments to the Law on Registration in the Cadastre, establishing electronic delivery of decisions to e-mailboxes and e-bulletin board, where RGA decisions are published immediately after their adoption, solved the problem of failed delivery.
Planning and urbanism
In 2021, cooperation was established with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency on the preparation of an analysis for the introduction of the eSpace system, which would enable the electronic development of spatial and urban plans in 6-12 months, which currently takes years.
Analyzes have been performed on the procedure of legalization of facilities, conditions for setting up base stations, analysis of implementation and initiatives for authentic interpretation of the Law on Cooperatives, analysis on land conversion and initiatives for enabling free conversion.
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