Shortcut to registry of deeds
Written by: Halka Jaklová
Photo by: René Jakl
Do you want to find information on
real estate in the Czech Republic as easily and quickly as possible?
We recommend that you visit the Registry of Deeds over the internet
(www.cuzk.cz) instead of spending time going to the office or sending
information by post. There are currently two options. The simplest
is an application called "Consulting the Registry of Deeds",
which allows you to access selected data on the ownership of parcels,
buildings, and units (apartments or non-residential spaces), and
information regarding the status of proceedings on the registration
of ownership and other rights to real estate or regarding confirmation
of geometric plans (since 1 January 2003). The advantage is that
this application is free of charge and accessible to all net users.
However, the available information is limited. For example, it
doesn't allow you to get excerpts from the Registry of Deeds or
look at maps. The data are usually up-dated daily.
The second option is "Dálkový přístup do katastru nemovitostí" (Remote
Access to the Registry of Deeds) This is governed under Edict No.
162/2001 Coll., on the provision of information from the Czech
Republic Registry of Deeds. This system allows you to get excerpts
from the Registry of Deeds, information on parcels, buildings,
apartments, and residential spaces, or cadastral maps - i.e., more
information than from the "Nahlížení" application. Access
to the system is limited to users with customer accounts based
on applications submitted to the Czech Land Survey and Cadastral
Authority. Applications are submitted in writing, in duplicate.
A confirmed application, with the number of the remote access customer
account and the file number, will be returned by mail. This closes
the contract on the provision of the service. You also receive
a user name and password for logging on to the system.
The customer account can be used about 10 days after receipt of
the application by the provider. When you apply for a customer
account you must choose a billing period - monthly or quarterly.
After this period expires you'll be sent an invoice based on the
information requested, assuming the billed sum exceeds CZK 500.
One page of provided information costs CZK 50, and you're charged
for just looking at a page. Information from the registry acquired
through remote access is, with exceptions, of informational nature,
and printed information does not constitute public documentation.
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