Real Estate Law

Real estate property frequently forms a considerable part of a person’s or corporation’s total assets. It is usually purchased to be developed or re-developed, thus implying further investments. Vendors, buyers, tenants, neighbours, and authorities, among others, can be affected by respective transactions. As a consequence, loads of legal problems can arise from trading, developing and capitalizing real estate property. It is hardly possible to sketch the range of “relevant” problems.

German real estate law ist codified in several acts, one of which is the “general” German Civil Code (BGB). Particularly the sections on law of obligations and on property law apply to real estate. However, some important exemptions have to be considered. E.g., under German law real estate transactions (contracts as well as executions) must be notarized.

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