The MOF has tabled to the Government a draft decree with three measures designed to provide in detail the management and use of public non-residential land and houses.
As proposed by the MOF, local public non-business units or house management and trading enterprises with 100 percent of their charter capital held by provincial-level People’s Committees would be assigned to take charge of managing and exploiting non-residential houses and land in their localities. Meanwhile, provincial-level People’s Committees would act as the representative of the owner of these houses and land.
Accordingly, three forms of managing such houses and land include leasing houses; allocating houses and land to state agencies, organizations and units for temporary use; and maintaining the current status of the houses and land awaiting handling in accordance with law.
As per the first option, house tenants would be selected through auction, except some specific cases such as houses leased to associations eligible for support in terms of physical foundations under the Prime Minister’s decision, student dormitories, houses with an annual rental of less than VND 10 million (USD 423), houses awaiting handling by competent authorities; and extension of lease term for existing tenants.
The maximum lease term would be five years. Particularly for houses awaiting handling, the lease term would be one year. The lease term might be extended for a period not exceeding the initial one.
Under the second option, public vacant houses and land would be allocated to state agencies, organizations and units for temporary use while their working offices are under construction or repair. State agencies, organizations and units would be required to use houses and land for proper purposes and bear all related costs.
Regarding the third option, house and land management units or enterprises would maintain the current state of houses and land. If wishing to put such public property on lease, they would report their plans to provincial-level People’s Committees for approval. In these cases, only lease contracts would be signed in a short-term basis. When receiving competent authorities’ decisions on handling of the property, the house and land management units or enterprises would have to terminate lease contracts and recover houses and land for handling according to regulations.- (VLLF)