1. WHO CAN APPLY FOR INFORMATION: IS THE LR ABSOLUTELY PUBLIC OR NOT?
a) According the Finnish law The National Land Survey of Finland (NLS of Finland) shall provide a free public access to the data included in the Land Information System and the possibility to take notes of the data at the Land Survey Office.
Through a technical user interface, the NLS of Finland may supply data from the Land Information System to a court of law, municipality, authorities responsible for the formation of real estate, population register authorities, notary, execution authority and tax authority as well as, based on an application, grant a licence for obtaining data through a technical user interface for community planning, real estate transaction, granting or control of credit or similar purpose related to real estate. Conditions concerning the search criterion, other use of the system and the related control may be included in the licence.
b) Information is public (free public access as described above)
2. WHERE CAN BE FOUND THIS INFORMATION:
a) At the NLS offices (see above)
b) On line against a fee (see above)
3. HOW TO OBTAIN IT:
a) In order to search the immovable property requested the identification number of the property must be supplied to the LR
b) There is no specific application form
c) The information is in Finnish and Swedish
d) The information will be delivered to the customer by post, e-mail etc. at once
e) The information is free of charge at the office, for excerpt and an online copy 10-20 Euros, For translation separate charge
4. WHEN DOES THE EXCERPT ISSUES?
On request even in the case that there were an unsolved application. The excerpt is valid for the currency day when it is released.
The pending application could be seen on the register excerpt
5. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF THE EXCERPT FROM THE LAND BOOK?
The excerpt reflects the legal status by the moment of issuing,
6. WHERE CAN THE EXCERPTS FROM THE LAND BOOK ARE USED?
The excerpts can be used by anyone (private persons as well as public institutions, municipalities, utility providers, banks etc.). Almost 90 % of the information is accessed through online application.
7. HOW TO IDENTIFY THE IMMOVABLES?
As in Sweden in Finland too there is an unique identity for every property based on the number of municipality, district name and registration number.
8. LR AND CADASTRAL RELATIONSHIP:
LR and Cadastral Register are integrated in the same system (Land Information System administrated by the NLS of Finland)