Just like back home, when you buy a property in Morocco there are various organisations, companies and official bodies you will need to contact to make sure all of the day-to-day issues involved in owning and living in your property are taken care of.
The following is a guide to some of the key people you need to contact to help you avoid any issues after you buy a Moroccan property.
Residents Association (Syndic des Corpropriétaires)
If you are buying in a complex, then there will be a Community of Owners. We would need to make sure that all Community charges have been paid up to date before you buy.
Water and Electricity
It is important to check that there is a connection and that the charges are paid up to date.
If you are buying a new property, we will need to check that the property has the appropriate Habitation Certificate which allows the services to be connected.
Land Registry (Conservation foncière)
Almost all land and properties in Morocco are now registered.
We would obtain a search at the local Land Registry for office copy entries (certificat de propriété) of the previous owner’s deed which will show who the registered owner is and whether there are any charges on the title.
Tax Department (obtaining the tax clearance certificate/Quitus fiscal)
Checks should be made at the tax department to make sure that the real estate taxation has been paid up to date.
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