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CESKA KOMORA ODHADCU MAJETKU (CKOM)

The Czech Chamber of Appraisers 
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Coordinates

Freyova 82/27
CZ-190 00 Praha 9 - Vysočany
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 602 554 323

Structure

President: Mr. Jaroslav Šantrůček
Vice-President: Mr. Bedřich Malý
Secretary General: Mrs. Lenka Kaplanová
Secretariat: 1

Number of direct members: 300
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 1.250
Number of valuation companies: 40

Member of TEGoVA since: 1993
Category of membership: Full

 

Established in March 1992, The Czech Chamber of Appraisers is a non-profit association of entrepreneurs (individuals and legal entities) running businesses in the field of property appraisal.

Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA

Jaroslav Šantrůček

Jaroslav Šantrůček

President

Bedrich Malý

Bedrich Malý

Vice-President

Brief History and Role

The Czech Chamber of Appraisers was established in March 1992. It is a non-profit association of entrepreneurs (individuals and legal entities) running businesses in the field of property appraisal.

The Chamber has approximately 300 individual full members and approximately 40 legal entity members as well as 45 membership candidates.

Principal Activities

Members' services. Uniting appraisers of the Czech Republic within the scope of the property market, international cooperation in all areas of property trade, cooperation with the state authorities dealing with the problems of property appraisal, use of new knowledge from related branches for the needs of CCA members and organization of educational activity in order to enhance the qualifications of the members and improve the quality of their services. The members of the Chamber are occupied in the real estate appraisal business, movable property and intangible property.

CCA has developed methodical instructions for these types of the properties, used for a unified approach to property valuation. The instructions fully respect the European Valuation Standards (EVS). The methodological instructions are updated continuously and the members of the Chamber are informed about the new changes to these documents by the means of specialised seminars and conferences.

Lobbying. The Chamber plays an important role in the provision of education to members as well as in professional discussions with the relevant ministries (Finance, Justice, Industry and Trade etc.) about legislative proposals in the area of property valuation, including cooperation in solving of particular problems related to the activity of the Securities Commission.

Leading experts of CCA cooperate within the frame of the legislative process also with some committees of the House of Deputies of the Czech Parliament.

CCA is also involved in the solution of important problems relating to the interest of its subsidiaries: The Institute of Property Valuation CCA, a. s. and Society for Certification of Appraisers, o.p.s.

Education. The Chamber pays exceptional attention to the education of its members. 'Continuing Professional Development of CCA members' has been introduced by CCA in 2004 in accordance with the education system MER-Minimum Educational Requirements (TEGoVA).

The professional seminars and conferences are focussed on current problems in the area of the market valuation of the property. There is intensive cooperation with The Institute of Property Valuation- Economic University of Prague in the majority of the education projects.

Within the scope of the educational activity the Chamber arranges lectures of exceptional experts, focusing on current problems of the real estate market including of updating guidelines for the market valuation of property, for its members.

Principal Areas of Policy

Principal functions and activities of the Chamber are as follows:

* to unite entrepreneurs - appraisers within the framework of the Czech Republic,
* to further the qualifications and skills of CCA members,
* international cooperation in the area of property trade,
* cooperation with the governmental authorities in the solution of problems related to the valuation of the property,
* preparation and implementation of national and international conferences, seminars, symposiums and other events related to the problems of property and its appraisal,
* preparation of methodical instructions for the market appraisal of different types of property,
* publishing activity in national as well as international newspapers, magazines, etc., and
* promotion of the Chamber and its objectives, publishing of its own magazine.

Organisation

The Chamber, as a professional association of citizens, is managed by the Presidium headed by the President. The General Assembly summoned once a year is the highest authority of the Chamber.

Professional Court and Supervisory Board are other authorities. The Regional Head is elected by the Region Members Assembly and also makes decisions about regional matters. All authorities are elected on a four yearly cycle.

The Secretariat is the executive body of the Presidium . Tthe Secretary General heads the Secretariat and ensures the administration of the Association.

CCA is the founder and exclusive owner of two subsidiaries:

The Institute of Property Valuation CCA a.s. (UOM CKOM)

On the basis of its organization scheme, the Institute is able to provide the market valuation of the property anywhere in the Czech Republic in a very short time. The Institute was established in 1999.

Society for Certification of Appraisers, o.p.s. (SCOM)

Society for appraiser certification was registered in June 1999. The Society has received the accreditation on basis of CSN EN 45013 for certification of persons in the profession of 'property appraiser'. The Society passed the re-accreditation successfully in July 2004 in accordance with CSN EN ISO/ICE 17024.

Membership

The following CCA membership categories are registered according to the Directive:

* Full membership: individuals and legal entities
* Registered membership: legal entities
* Associated membership: individuals and legal entities

The admission process for the CCA membership applicants is carried out by the Secretariat from the organisational standpoint. The applicant is examined by the Interview Commission in the competent region from the standpoint of his / her professional qualification.

Publications

CCA produces number of methodical guidelines, reports, information etc. for members needs. CCA also publishes information about updates to EVS (European Valuation Standards). The published translation of selected terminology from EVS was judged very useful.

Publishing of the Chamber magazine Appraiser and the Property Valuation is also a very important activity. The quarterly magazine especially presents articles of CCA members and authors of The Institute of Property Valuation - Economic University of Prague. This magazine is distributed not only to all CCA members but also to other subscribers interested in the market valuation of property.

Reports, information and organization instructions presented on the Chamber website: www.ckom.cz are also part of the publishing activity.