Contents of the register

The Dwelling Unit register contains basic information such as living area, number of rooms and kitchen type about the country's homes. Housing in detached houses, such as villas and terraced houses, is also included in the register. This applies regardless of whether they are used for permanent or holiday accommodation.

Dwelling Unit number

In cases where there is more than one dwelling with the same address, for example in dwelling unit buildings, each dwelling has been given its own number according to a standard specified in the Ordinance on dwelling unit registers and in Lantmäteriet's regulations on dwelling unit registers. The number indicates where in the building the dwelling unit is located.

No information about residents or owners

There is no information in the dwelling unit register about who owns, rents or lives in an dwelling unit. The register mainly contains only information about the home and the building itself and about the address of the home.

Contents of the register

Address information

For each entrance, ie entrance to a building where there is a dwelling, there is a location address in the register.

A complete location address must be unique and consist of:

  • the municipality name
  • the municipality part name - if there is one
  • the address area - the street, the road, the village or the yard
  • the address place - the number with any letter.

An example of a location address is Sveavägen 47A, Gävle, which indicates the address area, address place and municipality name

If there are several identical address names in the municipality, the municipality part is also stated, for example Valbo Byvägen 1, Gävle.

Location addresses are decided by the municipality. For location addresses, there is an established Swedish standard that the municipalities normally apply, SS 63 70 03: 2015. The standard can be ordered at SIS (new window) .

In addition address, there is also information in the dwelling unit register about postal code and postal address. This information is decided by Post Nord AB.

Building information

The dwelling unit register contains, for each building with housing, information on:

  • building number
  • building purpose
  • residential purpose
  • new year of construction
  • year of conversion or extension.

The information comes from the Property Register's Building Register and has the same meaning as in the Property Register.

Building number is the number that the building has in the property register. The numbering is for each building on the property with 1, 2 etc.

Building purpose indicates the purpose of the building, for example housing, business, community function, industry etc.

Residential purpose is a categorization of the residential purpose housing in detached single-family houses, chain houses, terraced houses, single-family houses with several dwelling units or multi-family houses.

Dwelling Unit category

The dwelling unit category indicates whether the dwelling unit is a regular dwelling or a special dwelling.

The category special dwelling is divided into special dwelling for the elderly or disabled, student housing and other special dwelling.

Special dwelling for the elderly or Disabled is a home that is permanently reserved for the elderly or people with disabilities and where the accommodation is always associated with service, support and personal care.

These homes or rooms are usually grouped around common areas such as kitchens. , dining room or lounge.

Individual dwelling units in ordinary dwelling unit buildings are not counted as special housing. The same applies to ordinary homes that are adapted for the disabled. Special housing does not include senior housing or so-called 55+ housing.

Student housing is a housing that is permanently reserved for students at universities or colleges. It can be a student room in a corridor or similar, or a fully equipped home.

Student homes, dormitories and other types of special housing for students in upper secondary education, folk high schools or other similar education are not counted as student housing.

Other special housing is a special housing other than for the elderly or disabled or a student housing and which is permanently reserved for certain well-defined groups. Such housing is intended for temporary housing and is rented out with reduced security of tenure.

Examples are collective stocks of eviction housing for people who have just been released from a prison and student dormitories and boarding schools that are not included in the group of student housing.

Dwelling Unit number

If there is more than one dwelling with the same address, each dwelling must have a dwelling unit number according to the standard specified in the Ordinance on dwelling unit registers and in the National Land Survey's regulations on dwelling unit registers.

The number together with the address forms a unique identity for each home.

The dwelling unit number consists of four digits

The dwelling unit number is four digits. The first two digits indicate which floor the home is on. The entrance level is set to 10. Even if a floor plan would be half a flight of stairs up from the entrance, it counts as the entrance level.

Floor plan above the entrance level is numbered 11, 12 etc. and below 09, 08 etc. The last two digits indicate the location of the dwelling within the floor level. When you reach a floor plan, for example 11, the numbering starts with 1101 at the dwelling to the left of the stairs and continues clockwise.

If you want to know more about the numbering, see Lantmäteriet´s example of numbering (pdf, new window) .

Other designations

The numbers in the national dwelling unit register do not automatically replace other dwelling unit designations used by property owners.

In tenant-owner associations, for example, the dwelling unit designations in the association's dwelling unit list are used for mortgages, leases and the like. two parallel housing designation systems.

You can read more about this in this revised letter to the country's tenant-owner associations and housing associations (in Swedish, pdf, new window) which was first sent out in the spring of 2010.

Dwelling Unit details

For dwellings in detached houses, such as villas, terraced houses and chain houses, there is information in the register of each dwelling area, for other dwellings there is also information on the number of rooms, kitchen type and dwelling unit category.

Residential area

The residential area is stated for each dwelling and is expressed in square meters. Usually, no new measurement of the area has taken place when the register was established. This means that the information on living area in the register does not have to correspond to the current Swedish measurement standard (SS 21054: 2009), which can be ordered from SIS (new window) .

For a special home - see dwelling unit category - refers to the area only the individual dwelling. Common areas such as dining room, living room and the like are not included in the living area.

Number of rooms

A room refers to a space that has a floor area of at least seven square meters and has direct daylight. A room does not count a kitchen, kitchenette or hygiene space. A dining room adjacent to a kitchenette does not count as a room if the dining room together with the kitchenette is specified as a kitchen. Spaces that are less than seven square meters are not reported as rooms.

Kitchen type

Kitchen means a space intended for cooking that has a floor area of at least seven square meters - benches, cabinets and the like included - and direct or indirect daylight.

A kitchen also includes a kitchenette with dining room if the spaces together have a floor area of at least seven square meters and direct or indirect daylight.

Kitchenette means a space intended for cooking which has a floor area of less than seven square meters - benches, cabinets and the like included - but so large that a person can stay there.

Even if the space for cooking has a floor area of at least seven square meters, it counts as a kitchenette, if it lacks direct or indirect daylight.

Kitchen and kitchenette with open room connection - If the kitchen and kitchenette have an open room connection with, for example, living room, both the kitchen space and the room are entered in the register.

If it the total kitchen counter length is two meters or more excluding the stove, the kitchen space is specified as the kitchen. If it is less than two meters, the space is indicated as a kitchenette.

Kitchen cabinet refers to furnishings for cooking with access to water, drain and refrigerator. The so-called trinet is an example of a kitchen cabinet.

Any shared kitchen is only specified for special homes.

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