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Land Registry in the Netherlands

Land Registry in the Netherlands

Updated on Wednesday 09th September 2015

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What is the Land Registry in the Netherlands?

The Land Registry in the Netherlands records and provide information about the location of property in the Netherlands, including the rights that go with it, such as property and mortgage.

The Land Registry in the Netherlands is an independent administrative body that carries out its tasks under the approval of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM). The Supervisory Board oversees the daily management of the group, and the decisions are in the hands of the Board of Directors. When it comes to matters of common interest, the Board is advised by the User Council. The Land Registry in the Netherlands operates under the Long-term Plan and the Charter Public Accountability. The Land Registry is working with several organizations in the field of real estate in order to increase the number of services provided.

 

How does the Land Registry in the Netherlands operate?

The Land Registry in the Netherlands owes its existence primarily to the implementation of several statutory duties. The key tasks are performed in the field of geo-information services and the particular tasks are mentioned in the Civil Code and in the Land Registry Land Legislation. In addition to these laws, the Land Registry Organizational Act provides the framework for the legal and administrative status of the Land Registry in the Netherlands.

 

What are the fields of activity of the Land Registry in the Netherlands?

The Land Registry in the Netherlands, which is partly based on the provisions of the Civil Code, provides the legal basis for the activities in the areas of public records, land registration, topography and geometry. This law ensures that the input and processing occur as reliable as possible, so that complete and current real estate information, information on ships and aircraft, and geo-information is permanently available.

The Land Registry in the Netherlands has to the following tasks:

  • - keeping the public records, land registration and cadastral map;
  • - the registration of ships and aircraft;
  • - maintaining a network of coordinate points (Rijksdriehoekmeting);
  • - recording and presenting the cartographic geographic data;
  • - providing information on the basis of these records.

 

Services for property transactions

The services for property transactions provided by the Land Registry in the Netherlands offers a list of houses and apartments that have been sold to individuals. These data includes certain information, such as the address of the property, the date of the transaction, the purchase price, the size of the plot, information on the use of the land, information about the rights associated with the land, information about possible obstacles. It is also mandatory that all the real estate property to be registered in the Land Registry in the Netherlands at the selling moment.

 

Do you want to know more about the Land Registry in the Netherlands? Contact our lawyers and you will receive complete services in this field when you need to register your property with the Land Registry or when selling it.

 

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