Private real estate law covers all legal questions arising from the conclusion and processing of contracts on properties, construction and use of buildings, financing of these projects, as well as commercial tenancy law, lease law, and real estate leasing. Legal matters related to real estate are diverse and require expert knowledge, not least because in real estate law there are commonly very large values at stake. This holds true whether you plan to build a property, own it in a contractual form or by inheritance, or if there are questions about liability or participation.
Benefit from the experience of our lawyers at STEINWACHS Law Firm and their cooperating partners in real estate law when it comes to purchase and sale of properties, drafting of contracts, consultation on financing, the ordering of mortgages and land charges, as well as the development and enforcement of real property rights (easements) and tax consultation for real estate purchase.
Independent of consulting a legal advisor, you should always make sure to get an overview of local prices before purchasing a property. Compare these with regards to the location, size, and equipment of the apartment as well as other amenities to the apartment such as parking space, basement, garden areas, etc., and also, particularly, the age and current construction condition. Take your time! A hasty purchase often leads to legal disputes. If you are in doubt about the value or construction conditions of any property, you should consult an expert.
Always protect yourself at an early point with expert advice in real estate law to prevent possible disadvantages. Our law firm will be pleased to recommend notaries, tax consultants and experts throughout Germany.
Please find below a list of relevant federal law standards (all linked pages in German):
German Federal Law:
Federal Building Code (Baugesetzbuch – BauGB)
Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch – BGB)
Housing Ownership Act (Wohnungseigentumsgesetz – WEG)
Real estate broker and property developer regulation (Makler- und Bauträgerverordnung – MABV)
In addition to these regulations which are applicable throughout Germany, real estate law is also regulated by the real estate law regulations of each federal state.
If you would like to get further information about the topic we recommend our real estate law blog (in German).
Responsible for the content of this page Lawyer for Real Estate Law Hamburg Berlin Bremen: Stephan Steinwachs (Lawyer Hamburg Berlin Bremen)