National Land Survey's pricing is reformed

There will be changes in the National Land Survey of Finland's pricing as of 1 January 2020. The pricing will be made clearer for the customer, as several additional cadastral surveys will be charged at a fixed price.

A man is measuring borders in a forest.
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Julia Hautojärvi

More fixed-price cadastral surveys

"The pricing of cadastral surveys is going is going to improve service by leaps and bounds," says Deputy Director-General Irma Lähetkangas from the National Land Survey.

Private road surveys, parcelling surveys, expropriations of a part of a building site and combining jointly owned water areas will be charged at a fixed price. In a fixed-price cadastral survey, the price is based on one or more variables, such as area or the number of shareholders. Mainly expropriation surveys and compensation surveys will continue to be charged according to working hours.

The time for determining the charge amount for cadastral surveys charged at a fixed price will also change. In future, fixed prices will be determined by when the cadastral survey application was submitted. Until now, the fixed price has been determined by the price on the date of the final cadastral survey meeting.

"A fixed price ensures that the customer knows the price of a cadastral survey when applying for it," says Irma Lähetkangas.

Cadastral surveys and other products are priced at cost. Due to cost increases, the prices of several types of cadastral surveys had to be raised.

Registration fees now determined according to institution of proceedings

The new decree of public charges will not lead to higher charges for registration of property or housing company shares. The changes relate to the fact that the charge will in future be determined according to the date of institution of the application.

In practice, this means that if an application for registration of title has been initiated in 2018 and decided in 2020, the price will be determined according to the charge in 2018.

The section that concerns mass conversion of written mortgage deeds stored in credit institutions into electronic mortgage deeds will be deleted from the decree. The mass conversion of written mortgage deeds stored in credit institutions into electronic mortgage deeds has been implemented comprehensively, so there is no need for mass conversion any longer.

Other products and services of the National Land Survey

Due to cost increases, the prices of several of the National Land Survey's other products and services will be raised. The pricing will be made clearer and more customer-friendly, just like the charges for cadastral surveys.

More information

Leading Expert Taavi Kivipelto, +358 40 527 5445, firstname.lastname@nls.fi

More information about the charges for individual cadastral surveys or services is available from the National Land Survey's customer service: +358 29 530 1110, asiakaspalvelu@maanmittauslaitos.fi

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