Why to choose us:
... support, and
... a licensed property trustee (Immobilientreuhänder) on location in Austria
Purchasing a property abroad poses a problem if you are not an
expert in property law, the relevant ordinances, acts, and customs in a foreign country.
In Austria, this is especially true with regard to:
property law: it differs considerably from
German and Anglo-American property law and consists of far more regulations;
contracts on land require no particular form
to come into force. Therefore, agreements on land are binding contracts in any case even without
documentation by a notary. Nevertheless, we recommend the completion of a contract documented by a notary;
in Austria, the dedication of land, including
the right to build on it, is not recorded in
the land register;
danger zones and
restrictions of use are not obvious from
the land register;
classification of property as a historical monument is not documented
in the land register;
the approval procedure for
the purchase of land is still required in Austria
and may pose considerable difficulties.
Due to our co-operation with
Dipl.-Ing. Paul Rudolf Müller in Austria, fully qualified Austrian property trustee ("Immobilientreuhänder")
licensed by the relevant Austrian Chamber of Commerce,
we are able to offer our clients far more than estate agents
in Germany usually do:
We see ourselves as genuine
property trustees for our clients, providing more than the mere proof of a property in Austria.
We consider it our particular service to attend to your needs
related to your acquisition of a property in Austria:
we co-ordinate your visit
to the property and arrange your
we are present at your visit,
we inform you of our own accord
about all shortcomings of a property known to us,
we go through all formalities
required by Austrian property law before
completion of a contract of purchase once you have decided
to purchase a property,
we settle the contract of purchase
and the notarial contract (two separate contracts in Austria)
amongst you and the seller in advance,
we co-ordinate your appointment with the notary
that will take place in our presence,
we monitor the keeping of
schedules laid down in the notarial contract, e.g.
the date of transfer of the property to you,
we are present when the
property is handed over to you and keep a record of the proceedings,
we monitor the notary's work, i.e.:
the approval by the Committee for the transfer of property
the payment of
land transfer tax (Grunderwerbsteuer),
the documentation of the transfer of property
in the land register.
We aim to make your purchase of property
in Austria as easy as possible, observing
all relevant regulations stipulated
by Austrian law.
We strive at a successful and
agreeable co-operation with you.
It goes without saying that no costs will incur to you
through our activities, unless a contract of purchase
has been completed due to our arrangement.