Association of unit owners

Setting up a tailor made association of unit owners

Do not hesitate to contact us - we will establish your association of unit owners professionally and quickly without unnecessary paperwork and delays. We will set up the association's statutes according your particular needs and resolve all other issues.

The association of unit owners (SVJ) relates to the management of buildings, divided into legally separate parts, i.e. dwellings – flats (units).

An association of unit owners is a legal entity that we will establish for you in order for you to manage the maintenance of the house and plot.

The association of unit owners is not allowed to be engaged in, or participate, directly or indirectly, in business or other activities of entrepreneurs, or be their member or associate. However, it may only acquire and dispose of property for the purpose of administration of the house and plot.

The division of the building itself is a result of the will of the building owner. A document on this division (statement, arrangement of the co-owners of the building or construction contract) is stored in the collection of documents of the cadastre of real estate. By the date the building is divided, units become separate subjects of rights. It is possible to dispose of them separately (transfer to another person).

Update of association's statutes

All associations of unit owners are required to update their statutes to the relevant provisions of the Business Corporations Act. If you have not done this so far, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be pleased to prepare for you a new draft of your new statutes.

We will also provide you with the selection of new SVJ bodies and their registration in the public register, as well as other  requested changes within your SVJ.

Services that we will provide with pleasure for your association

  • The establishment of a new SVJ and its entry into the Commercial Register 
  • Changes, updates, and amendments to the Articles of Association of existing SVJ
  • Selection and registration of new SVJ bodies
  • Registering your SVJ at the Tax office, Health insurance company, and Social security administration
  • Bookkeeping and payroll services for your SVJ 
  • Tax and legal advice for your SVJ
  • Cancellation and liquidation of your SVJ 

The process of establishment and dissolution of the association of unit owners

It is a specific legal entity that is not created created by law. There is no obligation to establish a SVJ, it is a voluntary legal act of the founders.

SVJ shall be established by the approval of the statutes, which shall take the form of a public deed, i.e. notarial deed. It shall established as the date of registration in the public register.

The Statutes include:

• The name containing words "association of owner" and the designation of the house for which it was created

• A registered address which can be in the house for which the owners' association was established, or elsewhere

• Rights and obligations of the members (owners of dwellings) and the way they exercise their rights

• Determination of statutory bodies, their powers, the number of members and their term of office. Way of convening, acting and quorum

• Determination of the first members of statutory bodies

• House rules and plot administration and rules for the use of common areas

• Budgeting rules, rules for house management contributions, and the way to determine what amount shall the individual owners pay

Statutory bodies and acting of the association of unit owners

The statutory body is the committee, unless the statutes state that the statutory body is the chairman of the association of unit owners. Under the statutes, the association of unit owners may establish other bodies, but may not have powers reserved for the assembly or for the statutory body.

The highest authority of the association of unit owners is the Assembly. The assembly consists of all unit owners and each of them has a number of votes that corresponds to the size of his/her share in the common parts. The Assembly is eligible for a resolution if the owners of units holding the majority of votes are present. Units owners may decide outside the sessions in written form or using technical means (electronically) if the statutes allow.

The statutory body convenes the Assembly at least once a year. It may convene a meeting at the request of unit owners who have more than a quarter of all votes.

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