Course: Cooperative and Proprietary Housing

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Course title Cooperative and Proprietary Housing
Course code KOP/DVB
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Dvořák Tomáš, Doc. JUDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction. The concept of cooperative and co-ownership housing. 2. The basic definition of cooperative housing. The concept of housing cooperatives, cooperative apartment and the basic features of cooperative housing. 3. Modulation by co-operative housing scheme of classical rent. Rights and obligations as a member housing cooperative tenant of the flat (including equity participation in a housing cooperative). The availability of the right lease. Go right to the lease. 4. Administration of cooperative housing. 5. Co-ownership housing, basic concept, definition and principles. 6. Establishment and termination of co-ownership flats (including a statement of the owner of the building). 7. Subject property rights, the legal relations of the common parts of the house and grounds. 8. The rights and obligations of the owner of the apartment (commercial space). 9. Administration buildings with apartments in the property. 10. Mutual comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the cooperative and owner-occupied housing. 11. Some of the legal risks of the new housing. 12. Transformation of cooperative housing in owner-occupied housing in the former building and folk housing cooperatives.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Seminar classes
  • Contact hours - 24 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Students will understand the issues of ownership and commercial spaces, and co-operative ownership and residential spaces and acquire basic and secondary aspects of the problem, including issues in transfomations of housing cooperatives and ownership changes one form to another. Student describes major issues and legislation institutes ownership and residential spaces and cooperative ownership and residential spaces, assess their importance in the current socio-economic and legal system, assess the current role of these relationships, identify and define the strengths and weaknesses of current legislation, apply knowledge to model situations in these relationships, will be able to discuss and find solutions in accordance with the legal principles and assess the solutions in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic and the EU and draw general conclusions.
teaching methods
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Čáp, Schodelbauerová. Zákon o vlastnictví bytů. Komentář. 1. vydání. Praha, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7400-475-8.
  • Dvořák, Tomáš. Bytové družstvo. Převody družstevních bytů a další aktuální otázky. Praha, 2009.
  • Dvořák, Tomáš. Družstevní právo. Vyd. 2. Praha : C.H. Beck, 2002. ISBN 80-7179-742-1.
  • Dvořák, Tomáš. Vlastnicví bytů a nebytových prostor. Praha, 2007.
  • Fiala, Novotný, Oehm, Horák, Holejšovský. Zákon o vlastnictví bytů. Komentář. 4. vydání. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7400-363-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -
Faculty of Law Law (11) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - -