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Easement survey

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  • Espoo
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A permanent right of use, i.e. an easement, may be established to benefit a plot in the area of another plot. An easement established in this procedure remains valid even if the plot owners change. 

The most common easements are road easements and various types of easements regarding water and sewerage pipes, power cables, etc., and easements established for keeping cars. An easement may also be established for a waste collection place. Easements are established at the request of the owner in connection with the parcelling procedure or in a separate easement survey, and their establishment usually requires an easement agreement between the plot owners. 

The establishment of an easement in connection with plot parcelling costs €120 per easement. A separate easement survey, establishing 1 easement, costs €500. The cost of each subsequent easement is €120. The easement survey takes approximately 1–2 months. In urgent cases, the applicant can speed up the process by obtaining written acceptance for it from all parties. 

Do the following

Request the municipal property authorities or the National Land Survey of Finland to carry out the easement survey.

To whom and on what terms

Establishing an easement usually requires an agreement between plot owners.

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

A permanent right for a joint-use area (easement) for a plot may be established in the area of another plot. An easement means a permanent right to an area required for a road, keeping of a vehicle, or the right to place the equipment and structures required for water pipes, sewage handling or electricity cables.

The easements are established on the owner's application in connection with parcelling or in a separate easement survey.

Within the local detailed plans in cities, the local authority is often responsible for the establishment of easements and cadastre maintenance. In other areas, these are the responsibility of the National Land Survey of Finland.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Espoo
Responsible for the serviceCity of Espoo
Area Espoo
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: City of Espoo
Updated: 12/6/2021