Size: 45,277 sq km
Population: 1.34 million (approx)
Percentage of area registered: Land Board (Land Cadastre) = 84.2%. Land Register = 60% of total land (state land is not registered).
Number of properties/titles registered: Around 898,000 registered parts (as of 1 May 2009).
Number of mortgages registered: Over 390,000 mortgages registered (as of 1 May 2009).
Registry name: Kinnistusraamat (Land Register)
Information in the register includes:
RIK offers information services and on-line services based on the database of the Land Register.
Channels available for obtaining land register information include:
Subscribed users:15,800 users. In addition users can search without a contract, by using internet banking. This is a widely used facility.
The Estonian Land Register is a title based electronic register. The right has to be entered in the land register to be valid. Entries made in the land register are presumed correct.
The land register is accessible online and all register parts are valid electronically.
Estonian registers change information electronically using the government information system X-Road.
In the Estonian conveyancing process notaries send through e-Notary applications to the land registry and receive back the data of finished entries or detailed information about register parts. In addition to the connection with the notary system, the land register has electronic online data interchange with registers like land cadastre, the business register and the population register.