Would you like to locate your apartment or house at the cadastral map? Are you interested in the cadastral register information?
WHAT IS CADASTRAL REGISTER?
The cadastral register is the single most important source of property information at the Czech Republic. It contains all necessary information such as the name, permanent residence address of the owner or co-owners, surface area of a land, number of lands, descriptive number of houses, data of ownership rights restriction and others.
This system has been functional since 1.1.1993 and contemporary regulated by the Act No. 256/2013 Coll., of the Cadastral register.
What is the purpose of the register?
The cadastral register exists to fulfil the principle of material publicity and to whoever can find an owner of any property easily. To a person, who acts based on the record in the cadastral register, the Act of the Cadastral register ascribes bona fide and he or she can hence relatively have efficient protection against anybody, who would question the record.
For example, if you purchase an apartment from somebody who is stated as an owner in the cadastral register and you eventually find out that the owner is someone else, you won’t lose your ownership of the apartment. If situations prove that you acted with abusive intentions, then the previous sentence is an exception.
THE CADASTRAL MAP
The part of the cadastral register is cadastral map as well, displaying the borders of individual lands or buildings along with the highlighted numbers of lands. Thanks to the free of charge cadastral register viewing, as it is possible to display the cadastral map online, where information of the selected lands are shown.
If the cadastral map you’re looking for is not available, it means that it has not been digitalized yet. In such case, it is necessary to contact the cadastral office and ask the officials for the opportunity to investigate cadastral maps personally.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION ABOUT PROPERTIES FOR FREE OF CHARGE
The information contained in the cadastral register and the cadastral map is possible to be acquired for free of charge at the website of cadastral register. Click on the link and you will be displayed with 5 main icons by them, where you can decide what you would like to search for.
You must know two details for searching, the first one is a cadastral territory (eventually municipality in case of apartments and houses) and the second is the land number (for an apartment, it is the descriptive number of the house and the number of the apartment, for houses, it is only the descriptive number).
Consequently, you can get the overview of information about a property. All information’s are freely available and moreover you can at this point display the cadastral map as well, which will be highlighted for the property you selected (only exception is the apartments which are not highlighted at the map at all).
You can not only find the name of the owner but also the permanent residence address, surface area of land, information about the ownership rights restriction and information about possible ongoing record proceedings which affects the property.
The only disadvantage of online cadastral register is the lack of details. Speaking of ownership rights restriction, you will be able to find out that it does exist, but it is not possible to find out the reason for this restriction and who is the other contractual party. Likewise, it is not obvious on the grounds of what has acquired the current owner for his or her ownership right. Potential purchase price of the property is not possible to find in the cadastral register.
The cadastral register offers the possibility to obtain physical records where all details unlike online viewing of cadastral register are stated. Copy of the record is a paid service with price 50, – CZK for one A4 sheet of paper, at maximum 1.000, – CZK. Mostly it is a record not longer than 3 sheets of paper.
You can find out the detailed information from a record about the acquisition of ownership right and when it has happened, also the details about ownership rights restriction. If there is a mortgage on the apartment, you can find out which bank is financing and when was the mortgage established.
Sample here – (link at cadastral record of apartment in Spojovací Street)
Cadastral register record is possible to obtain from any notary or at the Czech Post branch with Czech Point service. At first you must find out through the online app of the cadastral register that in which cadastral territory is the property located and what is the number of the ownership certificate of the property. It would be impossible to identify the property and make a copy of cadastral office record without these pieces of information.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS OF CADASTRAL REGISTER
Via remote access it is possible to obtain the pieces of information which is not accessible via the standard online viewing of cadastral register. Firstly, it is necessary to register for free of charge which you can do it here. Then wait shortly for delivery of log in information and then you can start searching for publicly unavailable information such as purchase price for properties. Information is nevertheless not available for all properties.
Probably the most important function of remote access is the possibility to ask for deeds which you need, such as purchase agreement from the current owner. This way you can find out under what conditions the current owner has bought the property, so you would be in a better negotiation position. The price for this abstract is 10, – CZK for one A4 sheet of paper, at maximum 300, – CZK for one deed regardless the number of pages.
HOW TO AVOID MAKING MISTAKES WHEN FILING A MOTION INTO THE CADASTRAL REGISTER
Motion into the cadastral register serves as a means of changing record in the cadastral register. Whatever conveyance or alteration of ownership rights of properties are registered in the cadastral register (purchase, donation, mortgage, construction right, etc.), must be carried out via the motion.
For this purpose, you can use the interactive form, thanks to it for you can correct most mistakes even before you file the motion. The motion does not have to be signed by both parties, the signature of the one, who files the motion, is sufficient. The act is subjected to the fee of 1.000, – CZK which is non-refundable.
Two tips regarding motions:
- If you are selling or buying an apartment or a house, do not forget to transfer the co-ownership share of land and in case of an apartment also shares the co-ownership of a building, where it is located.
- An agreement, based on which an ownership right is changed, must not postpone legal force and legal effect, i.e. it must be in force and in effect when you file the motion into the cadastral register. Normally, it is sufficient to include into the agreement section which states: “This agreement comes into force and effect at the day of its signature of all contractual parties.”