Buying Property in Greece checklist

To help give you confidence that you’re covering all the necessary steps when buying property in Greece, we have put together the following straightforward checklist of the key things you need to consider.


 To Do



 Decide what you are buying, where and why. If necessary, take advice on this.



 Instruct us as your independent lawyer.



 Look at the cost of buying. Fix a budget. Stick to it.



 Investigate finance and think about how to finance deposit.



 Learn about the process of buying



 Look at who should own the property.



 View properties / choose a property. Be honest with the estate agent about what you are looking for – that will save a lot of time for you and them.



 Survey and valuation



 Send any contract to us to check prior to signature.



 Speak to currency dealer about getting the best rate for your purchase



 If it is a reservation contract pay a small reservation fee



 Obtain a Greek Tax Identification Number



 Payment of Full purchase deposit



 Lawyer deals with purchase



 If you are moving to Greece arrange removal company



 Arrange Power of Attorney if needed



 Arrange insurance – contents / buildings / health



 Signature of title deeds and registration at the Land registry/ Cadastre



 Make a Greek Will and review your English Will



 Arrange for Fiscal representation



 Enjoy a well-deserved holiday in your new property



Need help buying property in Greece?

Our UK-based team of property lawyers are highly experienced in helping clients to buy and sell property in Greece, as well as handling a whole range of related issues, such as advice on Wills and inheritance.

With a thorough understanding of both UK and Greek law, we can provide clear, reliable legal guidance in plain English, giving you the confidence to deal effectively with property in Greece.

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