Court appraisers are appointed for an unlimited period and have the right and duty to submit to the court, at its request, reports and opinions on the commercial characteristics of matters or rights, and opinions on their value or the value of the damage incurred.
Appraisers may only be a person.
The work of court appraisers consists of:
- a report: in the report, an appraiser describes the actual conclusions drawn on the basis of their expert knowledge;
- an opinion: in the opinion, an expert assesses the established facts in light of their profession.
An expert opinion is not binding on the court. In a period of five years, an appraiser must attend at least five professional training sessions. If an appraiser does not submit evidence of professional training, the minister orders their suspension and initiates proceedings to discharge the appraiser.
The tariff for the evaluation of the work of an appraiser defined in the Rules on court experts and court appraisers is used to calculate the remuneration for the work of an appraiser.