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Real estate transactions across Europe

Real estate transactions across Europe

Real Estate owners, investors, Asset and Property Managers today have a global and European focus when it comes to real estate investments. Being confronted with different legal and tax systems a short practical overview can be helpful for those who are trying to find their way in the different European ... Read More »

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Environmental insurance: What to consider before buying

Before investing in commercial real estate, parties should be aware of potential environmental liabilities and should carefully consider options for minimizing their exposure to such liabilities. One approach for minimizing environmental liability exposure is to obtain environmental insurance. Although environmental insurance does not eliminate the statutory liability of owners and ... Read More »

Crackdown on mortgage interest tax relief for landlords

Crackdown on mortgage interest tax relief for landlords

The Chancellor’s recent announcement in the Autumn Statement regarding a rise in the amount of SDLT payable by landlords and second home owners has received much attention in the media. However, last summer’s Budget contained another key announcement that landlords need to be aware of. Currently, buy-to-let landlords can deduct ... Read More »

The Bestellerprinzip (Whoever commissions somebody must also pay)

The Bestellerprinzip (Whoever commissions somebody must also pay)

The amendment to § 2 of the German Housing Agency Laws (WoVermittG) was introduced on June 1, 2015. The following basic principle that now applies is that the person who hires the realtor must also pay the realtor’s commission. This law applies only to brokering rental contracts for apartments. The ... Read More »

Principles of the Land Registry in the Czech Republic

Principles of the Land Registry in the Czech Republic

The new legislation on the Land Registry in the Czech Republic (related to the New Civil Code) is based on the following fundamental principles: Material Publicity Principle The land registry will be governed by the material publicity principle, i.e. the protection of good faith. If the entry made in the ... Read More »

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