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Information for property owners

As a property owner, you need to know about the rights and obligations that concern your property. Sometimes, it may be in your interest to consolidate two properties you own or to exchange properties with someone else.

You can change the name of your property (in Finnish)

Information about your property

You can check the information about your property in the NLS e-service. The service is available in Finnish and Swedish.

You can also order a report on information about your property from our customer service. The report carries a charge and contains, for example, information about the rights of way that apply to your property.

If you need information about building permits, contact your municipality.

It is possible for a property not to have a right of way. The width of the right of way, or its location, may also be unclear. In such cases, as the landowner you can apply for a private road survey. From our customer service, you can also order an investigation into the archives to find out matters related to a right of way by studying old cadastral survey documents and maps. Such an investigation is subject to a charge.

If a boundary marker has been lost or the location of the boundary is otherwise unclear, you need to apply for a boundary demarcation.

When you need to know your property's shares in jointly-owned areas, order an extract from the cadastre.

The National Land Survey does not maintain information about underground cables and pipes, such as water and sewage pipes, and power lines. Several municipalities have underground utility maps of their area. You can also ask the owner of the cables and pipes, that is the local water companies and electricity network companies, for an utility map. There are also private service providers who investigate the location of underground utility lines in the area and show their location in the terrain.

If an easement has been established for the utility line, the owner of the property can see an approximate location of the line under rights of use and limitations in the NLS e-service (in Finnish or in Swedish).

Information about someone else's property

You need information about someone else's property when:

  • You intend to buy a property.
  • You are investigating rights of passage.
  • You are constructing a building on your own property.

Get this information by ordering an extract or a certificate. You can also contact our customer service.

The Official purchase price register provides information about actual purchase prices. If you wish, you can compare the property you are buying with information in the register. Information about individual property purchases is available from our customer service.

Property Transaction Service

You can convey your own property, apply for mortgages or a transfer of electronic mortgage deeds.

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Are you looking for building information?

If you are looking for building information about a property unit you own, please contact the building supervisory authority of the municipality where your property unit is located.

The Building and Dwelling Register (BDR) is maintained by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. The BDR is controlled by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency in cooperation with the municipal building services authorities.

Read more about information in the BDR on the Agency's website