Application in the case of a gift

Once you have received a property or plot of land as a gift, you must apply for legal registration or registration of a plot of land holding. You do this to register that you are the owner. This must be done within three months of receiving the property or plot of land.

Apply by e-service or by mail

Choose whether you want to use our e-service or send in the application by post.

Read about how to apply via our email service or by mail.

Cost of gift

When making a gift, you pay a handling fee but may also need to pay a tax to the government (stamp duty).

Read more about stamp duty and fees.

If you want to give away or have received a property or plot of land

If you want to give away or have received a property or plot of land, the application must contain:

  • An application for title deed or an application for registration of a plot of land holding for the person who has received the property or plot of land. the property's official designation is included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • Original gift document. If it is a gift between spouses, the gift document must first be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency, the Marriage Register, before it is sent to us.
  • If there are conditions in the gift document, for example about taking over a loan, you must also send a document showing that the condition is met.

What should the gift document contain?

  • The property's complete property designation must be included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • It must be clear that the gift giver transfers the phase tigheten. In addition, it must be stated whether it is the entire property or only a share that is transferred (for example ½ if it is half).
  • The gift document must be signed by both the gift giver and the recipient.
  • The gift giver signature must be witnessed by two people.
  • Example of a gift certificate (in Swedish, pdf, new window)
    Lantmäteriet is an investigating authority and can therefore not provide advice when preparing gift certificates.

Written consent may be required

If the gift giver is married

If the gift giver is married, a written consent from the gift giver's spouse must be sent. Consent can be given in the gift document itself or in a separate document.

Is the property private property through, for example, a gift, will or prenuptial agreement, can instead be sent a copy of that document.

If the gift giver is divorced

If the gift giver is divorced, but has been married while he or she has owned the property, a consent may still needed from his or her ex-spouse.

If the property has been divided due to divorce, a copy of the division document can instead be sent in.

Is the property private property through, for example, a gift, will or prenuptial agreement, a copy of that document can instead be sent in.

If the property is the last joint residence the city

If the property is the last joint residence for the gift giver's spouse or ex-spouse, a prenuptial agreement is not sufficient. Then a consent is still needed. The most recent joint residence is the address where they were last registered together.

If there is a condition in the gift certificate

If there is a condition in the gift certificate to take over a loan or pay a compensation for the gift, a document must be sent with which shows that the loan has been taken over or that the gift giver has received the compensation.

If the payment is made by reverse (promissory note), a copy of the reverse must be sent. If the loans or compensation are 85 percent or more of the previous year's assessed value, the gift is subject to stamp duty, which means that you must pay stamp tax.

If the property has no assessed value

If the property or plot has no assessed value for the previous year, you need to send with a value certificate. Even if the property or plot of land has received a tax value in the current year, it cannot be the basis for calculating stamp duty.

A certificate of value must be issued by an expert, for example an authorized real estate valuer, competent real estate valuer or real estate broker who performs valuation statements. The value certificate must contain information about the estimated assessed value of the property or plot of land when the gift deed was signed.

If the property's type code or tax value has changed

When applying, a tax certificate does not normally need to be submitted. It is only if the assessment value or type code has changed (for the year before the year in which the legal action is sought) that you must send with an assessment certificate showing the new information.

The type code indicates the type of property, for example year-round housing or agricultural property.


If you have received a part of a property

If you have received a part of a property that is to be detached from someone else's property, the following documents must submitted:

  • Application for legal registration for the person who has received part of the property. The application must state the official designation of the main property (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • Original gift document. If it is a gift between spouses, the gift document must first be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency, the Marriage Register, before it is sent to us.
  • If there are conditions in the gift document, for example about taking over a loan, you must also send a document which shows that the condition is met.

If the application has been received before the property is formed

As the property is not formed during the processing of the legal application, it can not be granted. If there are no other shortcomings in the case, Lantmäteriet will announce a decision on dormant legal status.

A dormant legal deed means that you insure your ownership of the area during the demarcation (you will be protected against the seller selling the area again).

When the demarcation is complete and a new property is formed, the matter is taken up again and full title deed is granted for the new property.

Please note that this means double processing fees of SEK 825, as well as a processing fee for decisions on dormant legal registration and a processing fee for decisions on legal registration. In addition, there may also be a stamp duty fee.

If the application has been received when the property is formed

If the application is received when a new property is formed, it is sufficient that you enter the new property designation when applying. Legal registration is granted if the formal requirements and other conditions are met.

If the application for legal registration takes place when a new property is formed, this means that only a handling fee of SEK 825 is charged plus any stamp duty fee. In these cases, it is sufficient that the new property designation appears on the purchase or gift document.

What should the gift document contain?

  • The main property's complete property designation must be included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • It must be clear that the gift giver transfers part of the property or what remains of the property after the surveying service (exception of area). The area must also be described carefully, preferably on a map.
  • The gift document must be signed by both the donor and the recipient.
  • The donor's signature must be witnessed by two people.

A written consent may be required

In the case the gift giver is married

If the gift giver is married, a written consent from the gift giver's spouse must be sent. Consent can be given in the gift document itself or in a separate document.

If the property is private property through, for example, a gift, will or prenuptial agreement, a copy of that document can be sent in instead.

In the case the gift giver is divorced

If the gift giver is divorced, but has been married while he or she has owned the property, consent may still be required from his or her ex-spouse.

If the property has been divided due to divorce, a copy of the division of property document can instead be sent in.

If the property is private property through, for example, a gift, will or prenuptial agreement, a copy of that document can be sent in instead.

If the property is the last joint home

If the property is the last joint home for the donor's spouse or ex-spouse, a prenuptial agreement is not sufficient. Then a consent is still needed. The most recent joint residence is the address where they were last registered together.

If the property has no assessed value

If the property or plot of land has no assessed value from the year before you apply for title deeds or registration of plot rights, you need to send with a value certificate. It is necessary for us to be able to determine the stamp duty, which is determined by comparing the purchase price with the assessment value for the year before the application is granted.

Even if the property has received an assessment value during the current year, it can not be basis for calculating stamp duty.

A value certificate must be issued by an expert, such as a bank clerk, broker or other authorized valuer. The value certificate must contain information about the estimated value of the property or plot of land when the purchase document was signed.

There may be situations where you need to send a value certificate, even though there is a tax value for the previous year.

Situations when you may need to send with a value certificate:

  • The property you buy is co-taxed with several other properties
  • The property you buy is a subdivision from another property and the assessed value that is registered also refers to the other property.

Apply for a surveying service

You must apply for a subdivision or other surveying service within six months of the gift document being drawn up, otherwise the gift will be invalid.

If the surveying service is already completed, enter the new property designation in the application and in the gift document.

Apply and read more about surveying services.


If you have received an agricultural unit in a sparsely populated area

Read about what applies if you have received a property that is taxed as an agricultural unit and is located in a sparsely populated area.

Questions and answers

Lantmäteriet provides general information when you start a case or seek information about our operations. For example, it could be about how you apply for deed, land right, contractual easement or which e-services and forms should be used.

It can also be about which documents you need to send with your application. You can also order extracts from our registers.

It is not part of Lantmäteriet's mission to give advice on, for example, how a property division or inheritance should be carried out, on tax planning or to give advice on how regulations or older decisions can be interpreted. We also cannot give advance notice in cases.

If you need help with your questions, get suggestions on the appropriate course of action or help with interpreting or creating legal documents, we refer you to the private market via external advisers or agents.

If you want your spouse to become a partner, the application must include:

  • application for legal registration for your spouse.
  • purchase document in original. A purchase document can, for example, be a letter of purchase or a purchase contract.

Requirements for the purchase document:

  • The property's complete property designation must be included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • It must be clear that the seller is transferring the property. In addition, it must be stated whether it is the entire property or only a share that is transferred (for example ½ if it is half).
  • The purchase price must be included.
  • The purchase document must be signed by both seller and buyer.
  • The seller's signature must be witnessed by two people.

You who have protected personal data can make your application via our e-service or by sending your application by post.

In the e-service, you need to enter your name manually as confidential information is not displayed to the user of the e-service.

Read about what applies if you have protected personal data on the Swedish Tax Agency's website (in Swedish, new window).

A certified copy means that a photocopy has been taken of the original. On the photocopy you write that the copy corresponds to the original, and add your signature.

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