Land communities

A land community is a land area that is jointly owned by several properties. We'll help you manage, modify or delete an existing community.

Different types of land communities

Land communities can be for example:

  • land that has been left undivided
  • common property
  • district commons
  • common forests
  • saving forests
  • community forest
  • parish commons
  • common land
  • independent common fishing and water areas

Another type of joint ownership is community facilities.

The land community applies even if it is not in the property register

Most land communities that exist today were formed a long time ago, when there were no requirements to report communities This means that the information regarding a land community may be incomplete or completely missing in the property register, but a formed land community still applies.

The land communities in the property register are reported with s: x (eg s : 1) according to the designation of the land community. Sometimes the properties that own shares in the land community are also listed. you manage either through co-ownership or in a community association.

Management with a community association can be more efficient and legally secure as there are many co-owners. of the members of the association agree when they fa make decisions. Read more about forming a community association .

Co-ownership management is good if there are few real estate involved, and the costs of operation and maintenance is low. in Partnership maintenance, all co-owners agree when making a decision. If the partners can not agree to Lantmäteriet to help by holding a delägarsammanträde. 

The fee for a shareholder meeting is SEK 1,000 per hour and is calculated based on the time we spend helping you. You do not pay VAT.

Questions and answers about common ground

Questions and answers

To get rid of, revoke, a common ground, a surveying service needs to be done. It can be done in three ways: a property regulation is implemented so that the common land is transferred to an individual property. a property regulation is implemented so that the part-owned properties' shares in the community are transferred to only one property. Then the community ends automatically because the definition of a community is no longer fulfilled. a property regulation or amalgamation is implemented so that the part-owned properties are merged into only one property. Then the community ends automatically because the definition of a community is no longer fulfilled.

A property is owned by either natural or legal persons. A common property is owned by the properties that are partners in the common property.

A property can thus, in addition to consisting of land, have a share in one or more land communities. A property can also completely lack individual land and only consist of a share in one or more land communities. It is then called a cooperative property.

A so-called joint ownership, or share in an unregistered community, also constitutes a community.

An example of how a joint ownership may have arisen is that a farmer was the owner of two properties at a legal change. He had acquired one property through inheritance and the other property through purchase. These properties were then laid out at the legal change as a property lot but retained two property designations.

In the register map, they are reported today as a community (S: 1) or alternatively by both properties' property designations being reported for the land area. Characteristic of the common ownership is that the co-owning properties almost always have the same owner.

In the property register, these are described in one of the following ways

heading Location, map and Area information "share in unregistered community"heading Purpose as "Common Property".

In order to dissolve the common property, a surveying service needs to be done. You can read more about it under the question "How do you get rid of a common ground?" which you will also find on this page.

Yes, if there are clear reasons for it. A land community can include land that should no longer be retained as a unit. A division of the common land area into different communities may in such a case be appropriate.

To carry out a division, you need to apply for a surveying service, and choose the measure "property regulation".

Based on registered information in the property register, Lantmäteriet can produce a list of owners of properties that have shares in a land community. The information on part-owned properties and percentages may be incomplete, for example if the common property was formed a long time ago when there were no requirements to report common property in the property register.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Center.

The commonality of the land shall be of significant and permanent importance for the part-owning properties. In practice, this means that the residents must have a need for the community, both when it is formed and in the longer term. Nor must it be a question of a more temporary need or need that is more related to a certain property owner's personal needs than to the property as such, or a need that will arise later in the year.

It also applies that the purpose to be met can not be better achieved in any other way, for example through easements or the like.

In some cases, a common ground can also be established for properties where the owners oppose an establishment. This applies in those cases where it is deemed to be of significant importance for the properties to have a share in the land community.

District commons and common forests are forest areas / land areas, often of larger size, that have been set aside or left together for several parcels.

Different types of these commons are district commons, common forests and savings forests in Norrland and Dalarna, as well as certain parish commons.

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A ditching company is a community formed to improve land drainage and drainage.

In Lantmäteriet's digital service Historical Maps, you can search our open archives for files regarding ditching companies.

The archive/files are distributed among several authorities:

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