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How to ensure the building capacity of a land parcel

11 Dec 2018, Legal, by broosco team

A parcel is the land located outside an approved urban plan or outside the boundaries of a settlement and can be built only under specific conditions. Consequently, before buying such a property, one should make sure that he appoints an engineer and a lawyer to check: a) the property deeds so as to clarify...

Reset of the Property Fee Certificate (TAP) to the property transfer contracts

20 Nov 2017, Legal, by Athina Ledaki, Lawyer/Accredited Mediator (CEDR) (updated 29 May 2018)

  The property fee is applied to all property types other than those belonging to the par.7 of the Law 2130 article 24 (communal and construction sites, public institutions, etc.). This burdens the owner on the 1st of January of each year of the property and in the case of usufruct or possession the...

Clarifications on Restrictions related to Property Transfers

05 Feb 2018, Legal, by Athina Ledaki, Lawyer / Accredited Mediator (CEDR)

  Following queries concerning the acquisition of property rights in specific areas of the Prefecture of Chania, we provide the following information: First and basic clarification: The prefecture of Chania does not belong to the border areas of the country- neither does Crete - therefore the legislative...

The new law for illegal constructions

09 Oct 2016, Legal, by Athina Ledaki, Lawyer/Accredited Mediator (CEDR)

  The problem of illegal construction has been a serious issue for the Greek state for decades and is closely related to the way the state was formed and organised. The proposed by the Ministry of Environment and Energy bill seeks to establish a new framework of holistic view of the phenomenon of illegal...

Cross border successions

13 Nov 2015, Legal, by Athina Ledaki, Lawyer/Accredited Mediator (CEDR)

European citizens’ choice to buy property in Greece has undoubtedly increased mobility of individuals within the limits of the European Union and has created several queries when it comes to the settlement of cross-borders inheritances as the application of multiple inheritance laws can create conflicts...

How to open a bank account in a Greek bank

05 Nov 2015, Legal, by broosco legal team

  Opening a bank account is strongly suggested in case you wish to proceed to the purchase of a property in Greece. It reassures the transparency of all transactions related to the purchase and provides all necessary tax proof to be provided annually to the Greek tax authorities for the needs of your...

Private Agreement

29 Sep 2015, Legal, by broosco legal team

  A Property Buyer should know...   Signing a private agreement in order to "secure" a sale is usually the first thing you will be asked to do when the deal about the purchase of a new property is closed. This is simply an agreement which aims to prevent the seller from putting his property again in...

Αcquisitive prescription

27 Feb 2015, Legal, by Athina Ledaki, Lawyer/Accredited Mediator (CEDR)

  Acquiring property rights in Greece may be an oral, non-written procedure, that is, not necessarily through a notary's transfer act. In fact "oral" property transfer was the rule back in the 19th century. That is the reason why it's very frequent when it comes to deed searching in case of a legal review...

Purchase of a property - The necessary authorisation

23 Feb 2015, Legal, by broosco legal team

  If you wish to proceed to the purchase of an estate property, it's advisable to appoint a Greek representative to help you through all the stages till completion, which mainly include applying for a Greek tax number and opening a bank account in a Greek bank, to be used to move your funds related to...

What is an Apostille?

23 Feb 2015, Legal, by broosco legal team

  Apostille is the documentary device by which a government department authenticates a document as genuine, thereby legalizing it for use in another member country under the terms laid out in 1961. Once a document has been Apostilled, thereby providing official government authentication of the signatures...