1. Who are the main users of property information?
- Professional users: In our system professional users are stakeholders for example real estate agents and bailiffs
- Licensed conveyancers: In our system we don’t have licensed conveyancers. However, the monopoly to draw up deeds regarding property rights contains withs the notaries.
- Banks/financial institutions: Banks/financial institutions are stakeholders in our system.
- Personal applicants: Personal applicants can be stakeholders in our system.
- Citizens seeking to establish property information: Citizens seeking to establish property information can be stakeholders in our system.
- Historical/genealogical researchers: Historical/genealogical researchers can be stakeholders in our system.
- Other Government Departments/Agencies: Other government departments/agencies are stakeholders in our system, e.g. this is needed for good governance of the system of key registers.
- Re-use of public sector information providers: Re-users of information can be stakeholders in our system.
2. How is land registry information stored? Is it in electronic or paper format?
The land registry information is stored electronically.
3. How is that information obtained?
The land registry information is obtained by a kadaster on line-service. The information can also be achieved on paper, if wanted. Every branch office also offers the possibility to get the information at the public service of the branch office itself.
4. Is the register open to the public?
The land registers and the cadastre (= cadastral information) are open to the public, no proof of interest is needed.
5. If not, in what circumstances is access to title information granted?
Not applicable, see answer 4.
6. Is there a fee for the information?
The establishment of the fees occurs on a yearly basis. To provide an indication, it is to be said that in 2016, the fees for the distribution of land register information will be the following: (I) €2,80 if the information is submitted digitally, (II) €15,80 if the information is provided via e-mail, (III) €17,80 if the information is sent by post, and (IV) €31,80 if the information is asked for at the service desk in one of the Kadaster offices.
However, to retrieve the most up-to-date information please consult the Kadaster Website:
7. What information is provided on the register?
All the information about objects, the object-related persons and the object-related rights can be provided on the register.
8. If more information is available “off register” in what circumstances can it be accessed?
Not applicable, see answer 7.
9. Is any information provided free of charge?
There is no information provided free of charge.
10. Is it available online?
The information is online available.
11. How is payment made?
Some customers have a subscription and pay each month (the professional users). Other customers with no subscription pay with online payment services.
12. How long does it take to receive property information?
An email with the property information is automatically returned, so it takes a maximum of one minute.
13. If a paper/certified copy of title information is required, how long does it take to issue?
If a paper/certified copy of tithle information must be achieved it takes one day to achieve the information.
14. Is the information linked to a map?
The information is linked to the cadastral map.
15. How is the map accessed-at the same time as the request for title information?
The information of the cadastral map is presented in an on-line menu together with the information of a cadastral object and the information about mortgages and seizures.
16. What other services are provided by your organisation
Our organisation provides also services about statistics (transaction indices and price indices). Also services regarding the combination of data (if wanted also project management) is offered to stake holders.
17. What other uses are being made, if any, of information held on the register?
A lot of products that combine data can be achieved at our organisation. This can be products that have become more or less standardized products as well as products designed for a specific stakeholder in a specific case.