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Future Insight collaborates on online 3D visualization for legal information in Land Registry

Updated: Mar 14

The Land Registry and Stichting Platform BIM Legal are joining forces for online 3D visualization of legal information for real estate. The aim is that anyone who wants to can see at a glance which legal agreements apply to plots of land and their buildings. For example, it will be possible for homebuyers to quickly and easily gain three-dimensional insight into a right of way or property division. This three-dimensional information is eminently reusable for entry in the land registry.

The cooperation starts following the successful pilot with BIM Legal for new construction projects of area developer BPD | Bouwfonds Gebiedsontwikkeling. Together with notary offices Hermans & Schuttevaer Notarissen and Westport Notarissen, buyers of new-build homes in 2021 were informed in a simpler and more customer-friendly way about the legal arrangements of their home and plot. In addition, a successful pilot was carried out in which, based on BIM models, the notary office itself was able to easily indicate property rights in 3D.

The initiators were recently awarded the Golden Hourglass Award for legal innovation for BIM Legal.

Rick Klooster, CTO Future Insight: "We see the power and potential of BIM and 3D in various projects worldwide. It is great that in the BIM Legal foundation the forces are now united to take this initiative forward in an open and supported way."

The cooperation with the Land Registry will make it possible to investigate in practice how, with a nationwide and uniform system of agreements, the legal agreements of house and plot can be automatically registered in 3D in the land registry."

Rob Agelink, Director Data, Governance and Renewal Kadaster: "As Kadaster, we see that especially in urban areas, the number of complex property situations (with multiple owners and stacked property rights) is increasing. Deeds and drawings are becoming increasingly complicated as a result. These are mainly buildings with unusual architecture and/or extensive stacking of rights. In this collaboration, we want to investigate whether automated 3D registration, with associated legal properties, is possible. A 3D visualization provides clarity about the legal security situation at a glance."

An example where BIM Legal is applied to new construction homes: Hoef en Haag – Landgoed Hoevesteijn

About BIM Legal Platform Foundation

Foundation Platform BIM Legal is committed to transparent and uniform legal information about real estate, accessible to all. This is achieved by developing a system of agreements that allow all market parties in the Netherlands to offer and request 3D legal information to each other. The foundation is led by a board consisting of diverse partners in the real estate chain:

Erik Nieuwenburg, BPD | Bouwfonds Gebiedsontwikkeling (board chairman)

Lars Boellaard, Westport Notaries (secretary)

Jean-Paul Bolhaar, Hermans & Schuttevaer Notaries (treasurer)

Bart Pigge, Dura Vermeer (general board member)

For open standard development, the foundation is working with software vendors IRP and Future Insight. The foundation intends to set up an advisory board to sound out relevant parties about a national system of agreements for 3D legal information that is workable for everyone.

About the Land Registry

The Land Registry registers and provides data on the location of property and space in the Netherlands and the rights associated with it such as ownership and mortgages. We provide this data every year in more than 24 million digital products. Our legal task ensures legal certainty: what belongs to whom, where are the boundaries? The maps we create -also in 3D- provide a view of each environment.

With our data and knowledge, we offer guidance in making choices. Whether it is about the correct location of plot boundaries, the best route for a new highway, current developments in the housing market or visualizing vacant properties. Internationally, we help countries set up registrations; after all, good land registration is a prerequisite for economic growth. The Land Registry is an independent, non-profit administrative body.

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