Sunday, 22. september 2019

Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs

The Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs (ÚZSVM) is a governmental office established on 1 July 2002 and is supervised by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.

The main task of the Office is to represent the state in court proceedings regarding the proprietary rights of the state, to manage state property and the relocation agenda.

ÚZSVM carries out its activities through regional offices (8 regional and 45 district offices) and has approximately 1,800 staff across the whole country.

In 2018 ÚZSVM submitted to the state budget substantial revenues of 1.33 billion CZK (approx. 51 million EUR). The income was mainly from the sale and lease of property.

In 2018 ÚZSVM achieved expenditure of 1.62 billion CZK (approx. 62 million EUR). 

In 2016 and 2017 ÚZSVM was given the OTEVŘENO transparency award by the NGO Open society.



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       ÚZSVM represents the Czech Republic, its governmental institutions and local authorities by acting for them in court hearings and similar proceedings. The Office is currently representing state institutions in legal proceedings with a long-term success rate of more than 90 %. In 2018 ÚZSVM defended 60 billion CZK (approx. 2 billion EUR).


       There has been a significant growth in the number of agreements for the transfer of lawsuits from other state institutions to ÚZSVM. In 2018 nearly 1,400 such agreements were concluded, which is almost double the number of 2015.


       The State Land Office, The Ministry of Justice, and The Ministry of Finance were the most frequently represented governmental institutions by ÚZSVM during the last year.


       ÚZSVM also provides legal advice and strategies regarding property-related matters according to the demands of other government institutions, state organizations and local authorities.





        ÚZSVM manages over 232,000 assets to the value of 19.4 billion CZK (approx. 752 million EUR).


       The Office’s property portfolio includes real estate and other assets. In addition, securities and other financial assets have a value of 6 bilion CZK (approx. 230 million EUR).


       ÚZSVM´s real estate portfolio is approximately half of the total assets with a value of almost 11 billion CZK (approx. 426 million EUR).


       Other assets have a value of almost 8.4 billion CZK (approx. 325 million EUR).


       The Office sold 3,585 properties and another 16,361 properties were transferred free of charge in 2018.


       ÚZSVM created a State Property Map. It is a unique project which has analysed all state-owned real estate. ÚZSVM has published a list of properties with indeterminate ownership, containing data relating to 196,932 properties. 
 Because of  the list,
ÚZSVM is helping citizens trace their family property.



       The relocation agenda is the realisation of the optimal deployment of state offices, particularly the relocation from private to state-owned buildings.


       The Central Registry of Administrative Buildings (CRAB) is used for the analyses of potential savings.


       According to data from CRAB, the state saved 12 million CZK (approx. 0.5 million EUR) last year on the rental costs.


      Using data analyses from CRAB the Office compares operational and maintenance costs of administrative buildings. The state institutions are then notified of excessive expenditure and are urged to reduce these costs.


       As a result of ÚZSVM´s activity, the average office space per person has declined from 16 m2 ten years ago to 13 m2 today. The long-term goal is to reduce the average to 12 m2There are 2,215 administrative buildings registered in CRAB with 129,000 staff occupying a floor space totalling more than 4.8 million m2.