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Limiting the splitting of real estate


Farm succession is a critical aspect in the preservation of individual farms and family farm structures. The law on limiting the splitting of real estate states that the heirs who will continue to run the family farm are the sole inheritors of the farm. In return they are often required to provide the former farm managers (usually the parents) with a pension.


  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Clear responsibilities in public authorities
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with research institutions
  • Country-wide register of farms and / or enterprises involved in the agri-food sector
  • Inventory of available land, including data on it's quality
  • Jurisdiction or arbitration body with locally recognised authorities
  • Property / land register / formal land rights
  • Training opportunities for public adminstrative staff

Possible Negative Effects

  • Other heirs are worse off than the heirs inheriting the farm
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Implementation Level
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • long
Administrative Complexity
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Trade, Industry & Economic Development
  • Labour & Social Affairs
  • Internal Affairs, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Justice
Trade Impact
not distorting
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