A formal description of subdivision - The Danish case

Activity Subdivision recorded in cadastral system
Context Owner sells a parcel of his unit of real estate, e.g. to allow for building construction on the parcel
(legal competencies)
Active: Cadastral surveyor, owner, cadastral authority
Passive: Holders of rights in the unit, municipality, other local authorities, land registry
Trigger Owner requests the service of the cadastral surveyor
  1. Request accepted
  2. Data collected and assessed
  3. Strategy for specific case chosen, based on information sets 2, 5, and 6

  5. Boundaries and lots established and measures; boundaries marked
  6. Property rights that interferes with the subdivision acknowledged/ settled/ restated
  7. Case approved by municipality and other local authorities, with respect to spatial planning, etc.

  9. Case approved by cadastral authority
  10. Cadastral surveyor, land registry, and municipality informed of the approval

  12. Statement on allocation of easements among to new and old parcels completed and sent to land registry
  13. Fee to cadastral surveyor paied
  14. Documents (cadastral map of parcel) delivered to the owner
Variations 3. Purchase deed may be registred as an encumbrance at the outset of the case
3. Mortgagors (5.) may present heavy claims as precondition for relaxation of parcel of their collateral
4. If grant of approval (6.) is dubious, field work may be postponed until approval is granted
Parallel processes 8. Municipality updates Property Register (ESR) and, if applicable, Building and Dwelling Register (BBR)

Model adopted from:
Alistair Cockburn: 'Basic Use Case Template'
http://members.aol.com/acockburn/papers/uctempla.htm (Oct. 26. 1998)

Erik Stubkjær, est@i4.auc.dk 2001-08-16 (Danish version 1999-11-)