The Control of Abandoned Zones and Land

The implementing regulations of Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation (“Job Creation Law”) have been issued, leading to the following interesting updates on land issues. One of them is due to the issuance of Government Regulation No. 20 of 2021 on the Control of Abandoned Zones and Land (“GR 20/2021”), which came into effect on 2 February 2021.

GR 20/2021 revokes the older regulation regarding Abandoned Land, Government Regulation No. 11 of 2010 on the Control and Utilization of Abandoned Land (GR 11/2010). GR 20/2021 introduces some new concepts such as “Abandoned Zones” and new provisions that holders of land rights /zoning licenses must take into account to prevent their land being deemed abandoned. This advisory discusses the important provisions on the control of Abandoned Zones and Land of GR 20/2021.

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