Hemsö has extensive experience in providing premises to the police authorities and other government agencies with operations in the legal system.
Properties for the legal sector accounted for 12 per cent of Hemsö's total property value at year-end. Hemsö owns 22 properties of which 12 in Sweden, 5 in Germany and 5 in Finland. The buildings house premises for the police, the Prison and Probation Service, courts of law and the Prosecution Authority. Government agencies comprise the majority of Hemsö's tenants, accounting for 96 per cent of the contracted annual rent. In Finland, public operators accounted for 89 per cent, and private operators for 11 per cent of the contracted annual rent. In Germany public tenants accounted for 100 per cent.
Demand for new premises is high and a number of new-build properties are planned for forthcoming years. Courts and the police are relocating from older premises to new, more customised premises. The main reason for this trend is the progression towards space-efficient premises and increased security due to the legal system's elevated threat scenario.