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Buying property in Estonia

Buying property in Estonia With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? The same requirements apply as to the contract itself. As the sales agreement of immovable property must be authenticated by a notary, the preliminary agreement on the same matter should be also authenticated by a notary. […]

Buying property in Luxembourg

Buying property in Luxembourg With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? The parties are obliged to go to see a notary who will draw up an authentic act of sale required by law. Without the authentic act, the sale of the property would not be enforceable against […]

Buying property in Austria

Buying property in Austria With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? A sale agreement is generally concluded when there is an agreement as to the object and the price of the sale. This agreement can take all forms available for concluding contracts; it can even be concluded […]

Buying property in Belgium

Buying property in Belgium With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? A legal form is not required. The Civil Code effectively stipulates that the sale is final between the parties as soon as the sold property is specified and the price is set, even if the said […]

Buying propertie in Portugal

Buying propertie in Portugal In the case that the parties wish to give real effectiveness to the preliminary agreement, they may do so by an authenticated act drawn up in front of a notary, by means of a document by private agreement with a certificate of authentication written by a lawyer or solicitor, or by […]

Buying property in Hungary

Buying property in Hungary If the parties decide to sign a sales/purchase agreement, they must go to a notary or a lawyer or, if one of the parties is a company, to the company’s legal advisor, since Article 6:73 of the Civil Code states that the preliminary contract must always be established in the same […]

Buying property in Italy

Buying property in ITALY With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? The parties can conclude their written agreement (preliminary contract) without the help of professionals (lawyers, notaries, accountants, real estate agents). When the agreement is entered into with the assistance of a real estate agent, the real […]

Buying property in Spain

Buying property in Spain With whom must the parties (buyer/seller) formalise the initial agreement? Is a legal form imposed? When a preliminary contract or undertaking to sell are signed by the parties, these are usually in the form of a private contract. In practice, this type of contract is drawn up before a notary only […]