Land Register, information systems

Land Register

Two basic principles govern the Land Register:

  • entry
  • publication

The Land Register lists properties and owners, special provisions and liens. The area a property occupies is
recorded in Land Register plans which, in turn, are based on land surveys.

Other information systems

Next to the Land Register, buyers may consult the national geodata infrastructure (NGDI) which consists of:

  • survey data
  • Land Register plans (cadaster plans) based on official surveys
  • national geological data (information on composition, properties and processes fo substrate)
  • cadaster of ownership limitations and public law (OLPL-cadaster)
  • cadaster of contamidated sites

Regarding the Cadaster of contaminated locations (CCL)

The CCL is based on the legacy liability cadaster (LLC) dating from the 1990s. Following examination and reassessment of LLC data, the CCL now lists:

  • waste deposit locations
  • factory locations
  • incident locations.

The publicly accessible CCL contains information on:

  • whether a site is contaminated (without damaging or potential environmental impact)
  • anticipated detrimental effects of a site that warrant examination
  • anticipated detrimental effects of a site that warrant monitoring or rehabilitation
    • suspect sites requiring rehabilitation are legally considered contaminated.

Information access

Before undertaking property transactions, a detailed determination is recommended of the state of a given
property and possible liabilities by means of the:

  • Land Register
  • Land Register plans
  • cadaster of ownership limitations under public law. Should such a cadaster not exist or be incomplete,
    resort to construction documents available from building permit authorities
  • cadaster of contaminated locations.

In topographically questionable locations, we recommend consulting national geological data.

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