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Ease of Doing Business in

Sweden

Sweden Download Profile (1642.9KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 9,798,871
GNI Per Capita (US$) 57,810
City covered Stockholm

190

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DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 9 9
0
82.13 81.61 down
0.52
Starting a Business 15 12 down
3
94.64 94.61 up
0.03
Dealing with Construction Permits 25 23 down
2
78.85 78.75 up
0.10
Getting Electricity 6 8 up
2
96.20 93.08 up
3.12
Registering Property 10 11 up
1
90.11 88.86 up
1.25
Getting Credit 75 70 down
5
55.00 55.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 19 15 down
4
71.67 71.67
-
Paying Taxes 28 30 up
2
85.28 85.28
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Trading across Borders 18 18
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98.04 98.04
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Enforcing Contracts 22 22
-
72.04 72.04
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Resolving Insolvency 19 19
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79.44 78.75 up
0.69

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank:

10

DB 2016 Rank:

11

Change in Rank:

up1

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

90.11

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

88.86

Change in DTF (% points):

up1.25

STANDARD PROPERTY TRANSFER
Property value SEK 21,645,301
City Stockholm
Indicator Sweden OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 1 4.7
Time (days) info_outline 7 22.4
Cost (% of property value) info_outline 4.3 4.2
Quality of the land administration index (0-30) info_outline 27.5 22.7
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Submit the Original and one copy of the transfer deed at the Land registry with the signatures of both parties

    Agency: Land Registry

    The buyer (or the buyer’s bank if a loan is involved) submits the deed of accession signed by the seller and the buyer to the Land Registry. There is no need for a lawyer or notary to be involved in the process. Submission through the bank is the common practice and it facilitates the payment of registration fees and the stamp tax over the transfer. Ownership is transferred at the moment of signing the deed. The purpose of registration is to protect the interests of any party holding a right in a property, and to inform anyone else affected by that right in any possible way, by publishing the registered information and to guarantee the correctness of the information through a government guarantee. At the end of the registration, parties receive a letter evidencing the registration of the title, with an invoice for the registration fees and stamp duty fees (4.25%). Payment is due 30 days after the invoice date.

    One week SEK 825 + 4.25% of the value of the property

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Quality of the land administration index (0-30) 27.5
    Reliability of infrastructure index (0-8) 8.0
    What is the institution in charge of immovable property registration? Lantmäteriet
    In what format are the majority of title or deed records kept in the largest business city—in a paper format or in a computerized format (scanned or fully digital)? Computer/Fully digital 2.0
    Is there an electronic database for checking for encumbrances (liens, mortgages, restrictions and the like)? Yes 1.0
    In what format are the majority of maps of land plots kept in the largest business city—in a paper format or in a computerized format (scanned or fully digital)? Computer/Fully digital 2.0
    Is there an electronic database for recording boundaries, checking plans and providing cadastral information (geographic information system)? Yes 1.0
    Is the information recorded by the immovable property registration agency and the cadastral or mapping agency kept in a single database, in different but linked databases or in separate databases? Different databases but linked 1.0
    Do the immovable property registration agency and cadastral or mapping agency use the same identification number for properties? Yes 1.0
    Transparency of information index (0–6) 4.5
    Who is able to obtain information on land ownership at the agency in charge of immovable property registration in the largest business city? Freely accessible by anyone 1.0
    Is the list of documents that are required to complete any type of property transaction made publicly available–and if so, how? Yes, online 0.5
    Link for online access: http://www.lantmateriet.se/en/Real-Property/Change-owner/
    Is the applicable fee schedule for any property transaction at the agency in charge of immovable property registration in the largest business city made publicly available–and if so, how? Yes, online 0.5
    Link for online access: http://www.lantmateriet.se/en/Real-Property/Change-owner/Stampelskatt-och-a...
    Does the agency in charge of immovable property registration commit to delivering a legally binding document that proves property ownership within a specific time frame–and if so, how does it communicate the service standard? Yes, online 0.5
    Link for online access: https://www.lantmateriet.se/en/Real-Property/Change-owner/Handlaggningstid-...
    Is there a specific and separate mechanism for filing complaints about a problem that occurred at the agency in charge of immovable property registration? No 0.0
    Are there publicly available official statistics tracking the number of transactions at the immovable property registration agency? Yes 0.5
    Number of property transfers in the largest business city in 2015: 71000
    Who is able to consult maps of land plots in the largest business city? Freely accessible by anyone 0.5
    Is the applicable fee schedule for accessing maps of land plots made publicly available—and if so, how? Yes, online 0.5
    Link for online access: http://www.lantmateriet.se/sv/Kartor-och-geografisk-information/Flyg--och-...
    Does the cadastral or mapping agency commit to delivering an updated map within a specific time frame—and if so, how does it communicate the service standard? Yes, in person 0.0
    Link for online access:
    Is there a specific and separate mechanism for filing complaints about a problem that occurred at the cadastral or mapping agency? Yes 0.5
    Geographic coverage index (0–8) 8.0
    Are all privately held land plots in the economy formally registered at the immovable property registry? Yes 2.0
    Are all privately held land plots in the largest business city formally registered at the immovable property registry? Yes 2.0
    Are all privately held land plots in the economy mapped? Yes 2.0
    Are all privately held land plots in the largest business city mapped? Yes 2.0
    Land dispute resolution index (0–8) 7.0
    Does the law require that all property sale transactions be registered at the immovable property registry to make them opposable to third parties? Yes 1.5
    Is the system of immovable property registration subject to a state or private guarantee? Yes 0.5
    Is there a specific compensation mechanism to cover for losses incurred by parties who engaged in good faith in a property transaction based on erroneous information certified by the immovable property registry? Yes 0.5
    Does the legal system require a control of legality of the documents necessary for a property transaction (e.g., checking the compliance of contracts with requirements of the law)? Yes 0.5
    If yes, who is responsible for checking the legality of the documents? Registrar.
    Does the legal system require verification of the identity of the parties to a property transaction? Yes 0.5
    If yes, who is responsible for verifying the identity of the parties? Registrar.
    Is there a national database to verify the accuracy of identity documents? Yes 1.0
    For a standard land dispute between two local businesses over tenure rights of a property worth 50 times gross national income (GNI) per capita and located in the largest business city, what court would be in charge of the case in the first instance? District court of Stockholm
    How long does it take on average to obtain a decision from the first-instance court for such a case (without appeal)? Between 1 and 2 years 2.0
    Are there any statistics on the number of land disputes in the first instance? Yes 0.5
    Number of land disputes in the largest business city in 2015: 1185 or 0,7% of the total number of cases
    Equal access to property rights index (-2–0) 0.0
    Do unmarried men and unmarried women have equal ownership rights to property? Yes 0.0
    Do married men and married women have equal ownership rights to property? Yes 0.0