Procedures for Land Freeze and Land Seizure
On August 9, 2017, the Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning (“Minister”)/Head of the National Land Agency (“Head of BPN”) issued Regulation No. 13 of 2017 on Procedures for Land Freezes and Land Seizures to administer and record Land Freeze or Land Seizure during disputes affecting land title.
♦ Land Freeze
Land Freeze is a temporary action performed by the Head of BPN to stay legal action involving land title during criminal or civil dispute. No change to land title can be conducted during the Land Freeze period. Details on Land Freeze are outlined in the table below.
♦ Land Freeze Procedure
The procedure for initiating Land Freeze is outlined in the chart below:
♦ Land Seizure
Land Seizure is an action performed by the Head of BPN to record seizures that are authorized by investigators, judicial bodies and other authorities. Land Seizure cannot be applied upon state/regional assets. During Land Seizure, the title to the land cannot be mortgaged or transferred, although title can be amended, extended or become the subject of a mortgage discharge application. Details on Land Seizure are outlined in the table below.
♦ Land Seizure Procedure
The procedure for initiating Land Seizure is outlined in the chart below:
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- September 15, 2017