This work focuses on the issues of determining property ownership in residential neighborhoods constructed in the time of socially directed construction of apartment buildings. Between 1960 and 1985 up to 10.000 apartments were constructed yearly nationwide. Specifically, the work presents the spatial legislation which governed the construction, design and financing of residential neighborhoods and the acquisition procedures for the apartments in that time. During the time of the socially directed construction most properties were not recorded in the Land Registry, the reasons for which are outlined herein. These problems have only started getting addressed recently. Furthermore, the work details the changes in spatial legislation, particularly in the area of spatial planning, which came into effect when Slovenia became a parliamentary democracy. However, the new legislation failed to address the lack of records in the Land Registry. The work highlights the individuals’ as well as municipalities’ lack of awareness of the urgency of proper records of property ownership. Moreover, the latest legislature and its applications are presented. Finally, the effect of different solutions to the problem of property ownership records on the efficient management of neighborhoods is discussed.