Registering the transfer of a leasehold ensures the leaseholder's rights to the leasehold.
As attachment to the application, you need the deed of the sale with which the leasehold has been resold. You can send the documents by post or deliver them to one of the National Land Survey's customer service points. We will return them without delay.
How to apply for registration of transfer of a leasehold
The best way to apply for registration depends on your situation:
- It is possible to sell or purchase a leasehold online in the Property Transaction Service. The application is initiated automatically.
Start by identifying the leasehold’s facility identifier (e.g. 837-121-391-2-L1). Select ‘Kaikki kiinteistöt’ (All properties) and use the facility identifier to search for the leasehold’s information. Click ‘Rekisteröi vuokraoikeus’ (Register leasehold) and fill in the application.
Registration of transfer of a leasehold is paid in the NLS e-service when you submit the application.
Businesses cannot yet use our e-service.
- Your agent (such as your bank) can apply on your behalf.
- If you are unable to use our online services, you can also apply for transfer of a leasehold with our online pdf form in Finnish or in Swedish at suomi.fi.
It is mandatory to apply for the registration of a transfer of a leasehold within six months of the signing of the purchase deed.
Transfer tax must be paid for the transfer of a leasehold. Fill in the transfer tax form and pay the transfer tax using the Tax Administration's online service MyTax. The tax liability needs to be handled in conjunction with the transfer. It is not necessary to attach receipts to the application. The Tax Administration will inform the National Land Survey that the tax has been paid.
See the average processing times of applications and surveying services on the Application processing times page.
Request for additional information
If necessary, the person who processes your application will ask you to provide additional information for the application. You can provide additional information via the National Land Survey e-service (in Finnish). Send the original documents to the National Land Survey by post. We will return them without delay.