What is the land register?

General

The land register is a state administration that gathers all the information related to real estate. It contains all the rights and charges attached to a property (easements, pledges, etc.). Any modification, deletion or constitution must be reported to the land register. The cantons generally have several land registers organized by district or by arrondissement. They can be kept on paper or by computer.

What does the land register consist of?

 

The land register is made up of different elements:

  • The ledger, also called the register of leaves. It groups all the building sheets, each of which contains the data relating to the buildings registered in the land register.
  • The journal. This is a document that groups together all the requests for operations in chronological order.
  • The plan. It gives the official measurements of the building.
  • The supporting documents. These are the supporting documents for each application, such as authorizations, sales contracts or powers of attorney.

By Charline Demange, July 21, 2022

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