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7, Koundouriotou str., 17122,
N. Smyrni, Athens, Greece
Tel .: +30 (210) 941-97-57
Fax: +30 (210) 942-08-95

Crete office

Greece, Heraklion, 71500
Tel .: +30 (281) 810 33 20

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Questions and answers

What is the role of a lawyer in the real estate process?

The presence of a lawyer at the conclusion of a transaction for the sale and purchase of real estate is mandatory for the buyer if the transaction amount exceeds 80,000 €. The lawyer is the guarantor of the legal purity of the transaction. He must make sure that the seller really is the rightful owner of the property being sold, as well as make sure that the property is not encumbered with anything (not mortgaged, etc.) and is free of claims. Next, the lawyer must find out whether there are legal permits for the construction works, and whether the seller has paid all due property taxes for the past and current years.

Sure. But it must be borne in mind that a lawyer must be licensed to practice law in Greece.

Yes, our commission is 2% of the property value. The remuneration is paid only if a deal is concluded.

The signing of the sales contract, as well as the entire purchase procedure in Greece, is possible with a notarized power of attorney. The following powers of attorney can be used: 1) power of attorney drawn up by a notary in Greece 2) power of attorney drawn up at the consulate of Greece (at the place of residence) 3) power of attorney issued by a notary at the place of residence, with an apostille and an official translation into Greek (translation is performed in the official translation agency in Greece).

Yes, it is possible. The degree of kinship does not matter. The number of persons is not limited.

It is possible, but this requires a special permit. Also, for the sale of real estate, where one of the owners is a minor, a special court permission for the sale is required.

The best solution for paying your electricity bill is to automatically debit your bank account in Greece. This service is provided in any Greek bank free of charge. This service is not currently available for the payment of the water bill, so you can pay the bills yourself or have it done by the Greece Invest after-sales department. Water bills are received 1-2 times a year, depending on the region.

For long-term rentals, you can expect an average of 5% per annum, depending on the property. For short-term rent, 5-8%. To increase your ROI, please consult with our specialist. This service is not currently available for the payment of the water bill, so you can pay the bills yourself or have it done by the Greece Invest after-sales department. Water bills are received 1-2 times a year, depending on the region.

In Greece, as a rule, the price of primary real estate includes: decoration, kitchen set without electrical appliances, plumbing, built-in wardrobe in the bedroom, heating and alarm system connections.

If you are purchasing real estate during the construction phase, you can choose the finishing materials to your liking. If the cost of the materials you have chosen exceeds the cost planned by the developer, you simply pay the difference.

Usually, developers do not include in the property price:

  1. > Boiler for water heating. On average, a boiler costs 150 300 €, depending on the model and volume of the tank.
  2. The buyer pays for water and electricity meters, as well as the state connection fee, to the appropriate authorities. Usually the costs are 700 1.500 € depending on the region and the area of the property.
  3. In resort regions, the heating system is usually not included in the price and is installed at the request of the client for an additional fee, on average it will cost you 3.000 €. However, all the necessary piping around the house is done by the developer in any case.

Yes, for these purposes, we have created a special after-sales service department that assists our clients in all matters of living in Greece: arrangement, purchase of furniture, installation of additional equipment, repair work, accounting services, payment of bills, etc.

You can, provided that you have a residence permit in Greece. If you do not have a residence permit, you can use the long-term rental service. As our calculations show, purchasing a car is beneficial if you live in Greece for more than 3 months a year.

Greece has an international standard for calculating the total area - the total area is calculated according to the OUTER perimeter of the object (house, apartment, town house). In Greece, property OWNERSHIP is considered a cornerstone parameter, i.e. the outer perimeter of the object, including walls. 100% - external walls and 50% adjacent to neighbors, common use (stairs, elevator, etc.)