How is heat consumption metered in individual apartments?
A separate heat meter is installed in each residential unit.
What is required for successful registration in the land register?
Essential for successful registration in the Land Register is a written agreement on the basis of which the real property is transferred or passes to a third party. Aside from the said agreement (title transfer...
I have heard the term “declaration of the building owner” (in czech: prohlášení vlastníka budovy). What is that?
The declaration of a building owner (Section 1166 of the Civil Code) is a legal action of a property owner (usually of a building) that defines individual residential and non-residential units, their accessories and parts,...
Why must there be a condominium association? What rules apply to a condominium association?
Pursuant to the Civil Code amendment applicable from 1 July 2020, a condominium association (CA) shall be established, provided it had not been established earlier, by unit owners in a building comprising at least five...
Studios are categories of non-residential units that have all the attributes of an apartment – i.e., bathroom and toilet, kitchen corner, but for reasons of hygiene regulations (noise limits, level of lighting), they cannot receive an occupancy permit as apartments, only as non-residential premises – studios. A person cannot register his permanent residence there, but they can be rented. Nevertheless, such a lease agreement should be phrased as an agreement on the lease of a non-residential unit. If the buyer of a studio is a VAT payer and he uses the studio for economic activities, he can request a VAT refund, thereby obtaining back a fifth of the price of the property.
Accommodation units also qualify as non-residential premises that meet all requirements of habitation, but in certain cases, permanent residence can be registered in them.