March 19, 2015 saw the entry into force of amendments to the procedure for calculating administrative fines for breaching a number of land legislation rules: now administrative fines for unauthorized occupation of land and using land plots contrary to their designated purpose are calculated as a percentage of the cadastral value of the plots.

So, according to the new rules, the use of a plot contrary to its designated purpose in accordance with its belonging to one or another category of land and/or permitted use (other than agricultural land or plots intended for housing or other construction, gardening or market gardening, if there is an obligation to use the plot within a certain period of time set by federal law) is punishable by a fine on legal entities of between 1.5 and 2 percent of the cadastral value of the plot, but not less than RUB 100,000. However, if the cadastral value of the plot has not been specified, the fine is between RUB 100,000 and RUB 200,000. Furthermore, the fine on legal entities for failing to use plots intended for housing or other construction, gardening or market gardening, if there is an obligation to use the plot within a certain period of time set by federal law is between 3 and 5 percent of the cadastral value of the plot, but not less than RUB 400,000.