Estonia: New service gives property owners control over who registered at an address

A new electronic service in Estonia will allow property owners to view and veto residents staying in the premises they own.

“As a new service, owners of the premises have been added to the e-population register so they can see who lives in their properties,” Enel Pungas from the interior ministry’s population operations department told Vikerraadio Tuesday morning.

“Until now, the municipality had to be asked that question.”

If individuals registered at an address do not in fact live there, the owner can delete them from that address.

“Not only can, but actually must,” Pungas added.

“It affects these people too, that their data is in order.”

Read more: ERR.EE

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