Velta Parsova, Ilze Jankava, Anita Sidelska
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As a result of land reform and various transactions in Latvia there was created a fragmented real property structure. If land fragmentation in other countries occurred in long period of time, in Latvia it was established in frame of land reform, which restored ownership rights to former landowners or their heirs, as well as land was assigned as ownership to other persons. During transition from planned economy to market economy there was obtained an ownership structure, which in the aspect of production efficiency is not competitive in market situation. An effective tool to reduce land fragmentation can be used land consolidation, land reallotment and other instruments. Elimination of land fragmentation can to facilitate use of the land according to the spatial development plans, which determines perspective land use. There is a lack of legislation in Latvia that determines implementation of land consolidation process. Therefore improvement of ownership structure should be one of the stages of land use planning.