President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Law “On amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Connection with a radical reform of the notary system”, the Senate press service reported.
The document amended and supplemented the laws “On collateral”, “On notaries”, “On leasing”, “On mortgage”, “On realtor activity”, “On exchange of credit information”, “On guardianship and trusteeship”, “On mediation”, the Civil and Civil Procedural Codes of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as a list of activities for the implementation of which licenses are required.
The law provides for the phased transfer of state notarial offices to non-state ones, the procedure for organizing the activities of the Notary Chamber of Uzbekistan, its main tasks and activities.
In addition, mandatory notarization for certain types of transactions, as well as some requirements for certification of contracts for the alienation, lease and gratuitous use of property, and simplification of the process for certification of such transactions have been canceled.
A mechanism for implementing notarial actions remotely, including through video conferencing, is being introduced.
As the press service noted, international best practice testifies to the increased need of individuals and legal entities for an active non-state model of notaries, which serves as a preventative measure. Such a system flexibly responds to changing social processes and the needs of consumers.