Superficies Solo Cedit in the Latvian Law


  • Jānis Rozenfelds University of Latvia


superficies, superficiary, construction, land, legal technique, principle, construing transactions, divided property, servitude, emphyteusis, fiction, dualistic system of property, enforced lease, dominium directum, Ober-Eigentum, dominium utile, Unter-Eigentum, farmsteads of collective farmers, nationalisation


The article is dedicated to the so-called problem of divided property, focusing upon the fact that in difference to the legal regulation, which existed in pre-war Latvia, the divided property in the current legal situation manifests itself as the existence of two independent and unrelated ownership rights regarding two different objects – building and land – within one and the same plot of land.

Author Biography

Jānis Rozenfelds, University of Latvia

Dr. iur.
Faculty of Law, University of Latvia
Professor of the Faculty of Law




How to Cite

Rozenfelds, J. (2013). Superficies Solo Cedit in the Latvian Law. Journal of the University of Latvia. Law, (5), 120–136. Retrieved from