Cancellation of documents

If a document, such as a share certificate, has been lost or destroyed, the district court may cancel it upon petition.

  • The owner of the document or the person in possession of the document can file a petition requesting cancellation of the document with the district court. The petitioner must supply the petition with a copy of the document or with other reliable information on its contents.
  • Additionally, the district court must be notified of the legal basis of the petitioner’s ownership.
  • The petition is filed with the district court of the municipality where the obligation is to be fulfilled. If no such place is mentioned in the document, the petition is filed with the district court of the place of residence of the person bound by the obligation. Should in some cases these provisions not be applicable, the matter is considered by the district court at the place of residence of the petitioner.
  • When the issue is the cancellation of a mortgage instrument relating to real property, the petition is filed with the district court with jurisdiction in the municipality where the real property is located.
 
Published 25.7.2019