The market of single-family homes and vacant plots continue to slow down according to the Real estate purchase price statistics compiled by the National Land Survey (NLS). In 2013, 60 100 real estate purchases were completed, a decrease of 7 percent in comparison with 2012. An exception to the otherwise slow real estate market is forest land, as the sales of forest land parcels of more than 10 hectares have continued to grow in recent years.
The National Land Survey's (NLS) organisational structure has become lighter on 1 January 2014. The new management hierarchy is shallower and internal organisational units have been reorganised. The aim of the reform is to shorten the duration times of cadastral surveys and to even out regional differences in service levels. An additional purpose of the reform is to reach the savings targets set by the Government.
The National Land Survey (NLS) ceased to accept cash as a payment method on 1 January 2014. Most common debit and credit cards are accepted as payment at National Land Survey customer service points. If necessary, customers can request an invoice.
The contact information of our customer service will change as of 1 January 2014 as we introduce the national customer service telephone numbers. Management of mail and e-mail will also be centralised.
The former Director General of the National Land Survey of Finland Jarmo Ratia has received the honorary title “Commander of the Order of the Polar Star” of Sweden. The Swedish ambassador to Finland Anders Lidén presented the order to Ratia at a ceremony organised at the Embassy of Sweden in Helsinki on 4 October 2013.