Application in the case of purchase

Once you have purchased a property or plot of land, 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 the acquisition.

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If you are going to buy or sell a property or plot of land

If you are going to buy or sell a property or plot of land, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Application for title deed or application for registration of a plot of land holding for the person who has bought the property or plot of land. designation is included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • Purchase document in original. A purchase document can, for example, be a letter of purchase or purchase contract.

If the letter of purchase refers to a condition in the purchase contract, the purchase contract must also be sent in original or certified copy.

If the purchase contract states that a letter of purchase must be drawn up, the letter of purchase must also be sent in original or certified copy.

What should the purchase document contain?

The following must be included in the purchase document:

  • The property's complete property designation ing must be included (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • It must be clear that the seller transfers 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.

A written consent may be required

In the case the seller is married

If the seller is married, a written consent from the seller's spouse must be sent. Consent can be given in the purchase 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 seller is divorced

If the seller is divorced, but has been married during the time he or she has owned the property, consent may still be required from the seller's ex-spouse.

Does the property estate division due to divorce, a copy of the division division 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 instead be sent in.

If the property is the last joint dwelling

If the property is the last joint dwelling for the seller and the seller'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.

The value certificate must be issued by an expert, for example, an authorized property valuer, a competent property valuer or a real estate broker who provides valuation statements. The value certificate must contain information about the property's or plot's estimated assessed value when the purchase deed 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. For example, it could be due to:

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

If the property is taxed with industrial accessories

When you apply for legal registration on a property that is taxed with industrial accessories, you need to send a certificate from the auditor showing the value of the industrial accessories.

If there are no industrial accessories on the property, sellers and buyers must certify it in writing instead.


If you have purchased part of a property

If you have purchased an area that is to be detached from someone else's property, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Application for legal registration for the one who has bought part of the property. The application must state the official designation of the main property (for example Gävle Torp 1: 1).
  • Purchase document in original.

If the application has been received before the property is formed

As the property is not formed in 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, partly 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. In these cases, it is sufficient that the new property designation appears in the purchase or gift document.

What should the purchase document contain?

The following must be included in the purchase document:

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

A written consent may be required

If the seller is married, a written consent from the seller's spouse must be sent. Consent can be given in the purchase 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 instead be sent in.

If the seller is divorced, but has been married during the time he or she has owned the property, a consent is still required from his or her ex-spouse. If the property has been subdivided due to divorce, a copy of the subdivision document can be sent in instead. If the property is 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 home

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

If the property has no assessed value

If the property or plot 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 assessed value for the year before the application is granted. Even if the property has received a tax value in the current year, it can not be used as a 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. For example, it could be due to:

  • that the property you are buying is co-taxed with several other properties.
  • that the property you are buying is a subdivision from another property and that 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 purchase document being drawn up, otherwise the purchase will be invalid. If the surveying service is already completed, you must state the new property designation in the application and in the purchase document.

Apply and read more about surveying services .


Transfer the property or plot right through transport purchase

Here you can read about what applies if you shall transfer the property or plot of land to someone else through a transport purchase.

If a purchase of real property is transferred on unchanged terms, in its entirety and for the same purchase price, stamp duty only needs to be paid for the most recent purchase. If the first purchase has already been paid for, the amount is deducted from the stamp duty in the last purchase (Section 7 of the Stamp Duty Act).

In addition to the general requirements that appear under the question "I shall buy or sell a property or plot of land", the following applies in particular to transport purchases:

  • The application for legal registration or the application for registration of land tenure must be submitted for all purchases.
  • In order for tax exemption to be possible, the application for legal registration for all purchases must be submitted to Lantmäteriet within three months of the first purchase being completed. Keep in mind that if the application is received on the very last day (within the three-month limit), it must be received before 12.00. The application is otherwise registered on the next day.
  • The transport declaration must be attached for all purchases that are transported. If the transport declaration constitutes an acquisition document, ie replaces the purchase contract or letter of purchase, it must be sent in original or originally certified in the E-service
  • A transport declaration signed by proxy is not accepted.

Read more about transport purchases and take a look at examples of what a transport declaration can look like (in Swedish, pdf, new window).


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

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

Questions and answers

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 (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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