Real Estate Blog - Legal

Clarifications on Restrictions related to Property Transfers

05 Feb 2018

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...

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The new law for illegal constructions

09 Oct 2016

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...

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Cross border successions

13 Nov 2015

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...

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Private Agreement

29 Sep 2015

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 the...

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Αcquisitive prescription

27 Feb 2015

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...

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What is an Apostille?

23 Feb 2015

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...

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Purchase of a property - The necessary authorisation

23 Feb 2015

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...

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