Application for registration in the company list of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects (partnership company)
The Lower Saxony Architects Act (NArchtG) regulates the use of the professional titles "Architect", "Interior Architect", "Landscape Architect" and "Urban Planner" on behalf of a partnership company/partnership company mbB. One of the above-mentioned professional titles may only be held by the company if it is entered in the company list at the Chamber of Architects or is entitled to hold the professional title as a foreign company. The same applies to word combinations with one of the job titles (e.g. architectural group) and similar phrases (e.g. architectural office).
Several conditions must be met for the entry of a professional company on the company list.
PartG mbB differs from PartG by its liability regulations, Section 8 (4) of the PartGG.
The company may also be entered on the company list with the addition of "free-standing" if all shareholders and persons authorised to manage the company are independent.
(Section 16 (3) in accordance with Section 10 (2) NArchtG).
An application for registration must be submitted in writing or online using the form available. The evidence referred to in 'conditions' and 'required documents' shall be attached to the application.
The procedure is essentially regulated in Section 16 of the NArchtG.
The application for registration in the company list at the Chamber of Architects should be submitted at the same time as the application to the Partnership Register.
A partnership company / partnership mbB is entered in the company list in accordance with Section 16 nArchtG if:
1. it is established in Lower Saxony,
2. it has professional insinuating insurance in accordance with Section 16 (4) of the NArchtG
All partners of the company must be compulsory members of a chamber (e.g. architects, interior architects of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects; Consulting engineers of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers).
Entry in the company list must be refused if there are facts which show that a person authorised to be appointed to the management does not have the necessary reliability for the profession.
The company shall take out sufficient professional liability insurance to cover the performance of the profession and maintain the insurance without interruption of the insurance cover during the period of registration. The insurance must extend at least five years beyond the date of deletion of the entry in the company list. Personal injury must be at least EUR 1 500 000, property and property damage at least
EUR 200 000 per insured event. The insurer's benefits for all damages caused within an insurance year may be limited to the amounts referred to in the third sentence multiplied by the number of partners and persons authorised to manage the business, who are not shareholders; however, there must be at least three times the amount of the amounts set out in the third sentence. Section 11 (2) and 5 NArchtG shall apply accordingly.
A company is entered in the company list with the addition of "free-standing" if all shareholders and persons authorised to manage the management are active independently within the meaning of Section 10 (2) sentence 3 NArchtG. tätig sind.
Which documents are required?
The application shall be attached to the following documents:
- Copy of the Partnership Agreement in its full text
- List of partners, in particular: names, first names, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, occupation, chamber membership
- if necessary, copy of the application to the Partnership Register (if already made),
- current extract from the partnership register for partnership already entered in the register
- Proof of professional insinuating insurance of the company in accordance with Section 16 (4) nArchtG.
What are the fees?
Registration fee: EUR 330.00
Unless you use the fully electronic application procedure including the online payment function, please attach a receipt to your registration application, e.g. printout of the bank transfer with online banking via payment. The bank details are:
North/LB Hannover: BIC NOLADE2HXXX - IBAN: DE55 2505 0000 0101 4747 81
Commerzbank Hannover: BIC COBADEFFXXX - IBAN: DE97 2504 0066 0338 8345 00
Note: For checking, updating and distributing the list of companies, a fee of EUR 144.00 per year is charged by the companies registered therein.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
Up to 3 months, in exceptional cases up to 4 months.
Possibility of bringing proceedings before the Administrative Court of Hanover.
What else should I know?
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
Technically approved by
Chamber of Architects of Lower Saxony