What is list Nepokretnosti and how to understand it (in Montenegro)

31 March 2023
Author - Jonathan Howe
Navigating the process of buying real estate in Montenegro can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to understanding the essential documents involved. One such document is the List Nepokretnosti, a crucial part of any property purchase in the country. In this article, we'll guide you through the ins and outs of this vital document, simplifying the process and helping you make informed decisions as you embark on your Montenegrin property investment journey.
If you have ever found yourself in the role of a seller or buyer of real estate in Montenegro, or you intend to be one, you must have encountered the term List Nepokretnosti or Posjedovni List. This important document is used in the purchase, sale, lease, and rental of real estate. It is issued by the competent cadastre institution - a register of properties.

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What exactly is List Nepokretnosti, and why is it so important? It contains the most needed information about the property - about the property owner and her/his rights, as well as information about possible encumbrances and restrictions.
LIST NEPOKRETNOSTI consists of four parts that give us the following information:
  • how big a land lot is
  • who are the owners
  • which kind of facilities are placed on the land lot
  • are there any encumbrances (mortgage, litigation, etc.)
When looking at the data about the land lot, in addition to its area, we should pay attention to how big the area under the foundation of the building is and how much is the free area (yard, garden, parking, etc.)
Are the people you are talking with about the sale actual owners of that property? Does everyone agree? If they are not the owners, do they have a valid power of attorney to represent the owners? Pay attention to such details.
We present to you an example of this document that contains data about the land plot, owner, and building on that land, with all the necessary explanations.
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It is important to pay attention to the last part of the document.
The statement “NE POSTOJE TERETI I OGRANIČENJA” indicates the fact that there are no encumbrances and restrictions regarding the facility or land lot.
The legal document contains the seal of the competent institution and the signature of the authorized person.
How to get List Nepokretnosti when it is needed?
It is obtained by filling out a specific application, paying a fee, and receiving it in a relatively short time, and it is issued in paper form. It also exists in electronic form that serves the professional users of the cadastre.
The following should be brought to the real estate institution (Uprava za Nekretnine):
  • the request for the issuance of List Nepokretnosti. You can download the form here.
  • a receipt of payment of 2 euros fee, paid to the account of the Budget of Montenegro, purpose: RAT, account number: 832-1081-58
  • a photocopy of ID card or passport (applicant)
If you own a property in Montenegro, you can check it online. Here are the steps that could help you.
STEP 1: Go to the official website.
STEP 2: Enter the username and password, which is both KORISNIK. Choose which region your property is at and click "Prijava.
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STEP 3: Now, choose how you will identify your property; through the owner, code, number, etc. English translations are provided in the pic below.
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STEP 4: One easy option is to go to Real Estate Search. You'll need to know the region, the district, and the title deed number. Click "Pretrazi."
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STEP 5:  Information will then show up. You can print this by clicking "Prepis."
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STEP 6: You can now see your property's complete information.
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In conclusion, understanding the List Nepokretnosti is a crucial step in the process of purchasing real estate in Montenegro. By becoming familiar with the contents of this document, you can avoid potential pitfalls and ensure a smooth transaction. Remember, it's always advisable to seek professional guidance from a local real estate agent or legal expert when dealing with property purchases in Montenegro to safeguard your investment and guarantee a successful outcome.
We hope that the information we gathered for you in this article will help you understand what is List Neprokretnosti and that you will get a clearer picture of how to use it.
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