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At today’s sitting, the Bill that provides for clear rules for calculating the payment for tolerating utility networks, and for the payment of a greater compensation to landowners, passed the second reading in the Riigikogu.

Under the Bill on Amendments to the Law of Property Act Implementation Act and Other Acts (change to payment for tolerating utility networks) (405 SE), initiated by the Government, the amount of the payment for tolerating utility networks will be 7.5 per cent of the taxable value of the land under the construction. Such a payment will help owners cover the costs of the land tax, and also compensate for loss of profit to some extent.

The Bill provides for the coefficients for determining the extent of the restriction on the use of land; the final amount of the payment for tolerating utility networks will depend on that. In a case when the use of the land according to its intended purpose is significantly restricted due to the obligation to tolerate utility networks, the actual extent of the restriction is 100 per cent. If it is partially possible to use the land, the actual extent of the restriction is 50 per cent. If the use of the land is not significantly hindered and the utility network is necessary for using the land, no payment for tolerating is paid for such a restriction.

During the debate, Külliki Kübarsepp from the Free Party Faction took the floor. In her opinion, the Bill did not offer a comprehensive solution to the problem.

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian):

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Riigikogu Press Service
Triinu Põdramägi, 631 6592