Change of purpose (re-zoning)
According to Ukrainian law, land can only be used in accordance with the purpose (eg. “for gardening”) specified in its title (Derzhavny akt) or rental contract. Failure to adhere to zoning restrictions may make it impossible to obtain building permits, resulting in major fines and, in some cases, leading to the seizure of land by the state.
Violating the procedure for establishing and changing the purpose of land may result in:
- invalidation of decisions of state authorities, restricting the ability of local governments to grant (transfer) land plots to citizens and legal entities;
- invalidation of land transactions;
- refusal or voiding of land registration;
- prosecution under the law of citizens and legal persons, if found guilty of violating the procedure for establishing and changing the purpose of land.
Changing the zoning of a piece of land is a legal procedure in which land management documentation is processed and reviewed in governmental institutions.
It is carried out in accordance with the state project for the allotment of land.