Where marriage is concluded after the certificate is given in the name of a spouse, they may agree to make the land common holding. Where the spouse converts the land that was individual holding to common holding, the holding certificate may be renewed freely, without any payment (Amhara LALU, Art. 24(3)).
Once systematic registration is completed, changing the registration can be cumbersome and expensive. The Ethiopia provision that allows for spouses to be added for free provides some incentive to make the land a common holding.