- general information
- Opening a bank account and TIN
- Stages of a real estate purchase and sale transaction
- Checking the legal purity of real estate
- Conclusion of a sales contract
- Registration of the transfer of ownership
- Terms and costs of registration of the transaction
Buying a new home is both challenging and enjoyable. And buying real estate abroad requires special preparation at all stages: from choosing a place for your future residence to the moment of registration of ownership.
So, you have considered all the options, have chosen your dream home and now you want to register it as a property. Since in Greece sales and purchases are made only in the presence of a notary, the contract is drawn up by him. But before you contact him, you must fulfill several conditions, without which the conclusion of the transaction will be impossible.
First of all, you need to open an AFM in Greece - a taxpayer identification number, an analogue of the Russian TIN. To do this, contact the appropriate department of the tax service. For registration, you only need a passport, as well as a marriage certificate certified by the APOSTILLE seal in case the property is registered for both spouses at once.
Next, you should open a Greek bank account in your name. This is a mandatory step, without which you simply will not be able to pay for your property: the transfer of funds can only be made through your personal bank account. To open it, you will again need a passport with a valid visa, on the basis of which you are in the country, as well as a number of other documents .
You can issue an AFM and open a bank account within one day if you coordinate your actions correctly and make an appointment in advance. In order to simplify the task as much as possible and save time, you can already at this stage contact the specialists of the legal department of Greece Invest . A lawyer will accompany you, act as a translator and help you arrange all the necessary documents.
The process of transferring ownership consists of several stages, each of which is mandatory for the successful completion of the transaction. On some of them you can act independently, provided that you understand the language and have some knowledge in this area, others cannot be done without the help of a lawyer. In any case, it is better to contact a specialist right away - this will greatly simplify the buying process and help avoid pitfalls. And there may be stones.