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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Alexandr Yakovlev
Registration of Title to Real Estate in Russia and the United Kingdom
Jurisprudence
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
This graduate paper is aimed at the review of the process of developing of the systems of the registration of title to real estate in Russia and the UK, comparative analysis of the Russian and British registration systems, changes in Russian legislation and proposed changes in the English real estate registration legislation. The main objectives of the paper are: (a) studying the concept and types of registration systems; (b) to analyze the concept of real estate and development of its registration systems in two countries; (c) a comparative analysis of the rules of the registration of real estate in Russia and the United Kingdom; (d) a comparative analysis of recent changes in the Russian system of registration; (e) analysis of proposed changes in the system of the registration of title to real estate in the UK.

Based on the analysis, the following conclusions were made: firstly, the Russian and the UK real estate registration systems have a number of common features; secondly, the principal difference is the approach to the definition of the concept of real estate; thirdly, registration systems differ in their approaches to ensuring a state guarantee of losses incurred by owners as a result of actions of the registrar; fourthly, the concept of adverse possession has not been introduced into Russian legislation; fifthly, there are opportunities for improving Russian legislation, taking into account foreign experience; sixthly, the Russian real estate registration system is more advanced than the British one in terms of the application of modern electronic technologies.

Academic Supervisor:

Anton Ivanov, Candidate of Sciences in Legal Science, Tenured Professor, Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Law, Head of the Department of Civil Law, National Research University – Higher School of Economics.

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