You have to proceed with the "acceptance of inheritance" of your real estate in Greece and the registration of
the deed with the competent Land Registry (Ypothikofilakeion) and/or the Land Registry Cadastral (Ktimatologio)
in order to bring the Title under your name. This includes probating the Will before the competent Court of First
Instance, procuring certificates of closest relatives, filing inheritance tax statements, drafting and executing
the Acceptance Deed and registering same, etc. The lawyers of our Greek law firm, through their 30-year experience
in Estate law matters in Greece, can represent you before all competent authorities in order to procure all the
necessary documents and of course, can efficiently assist you in every step of this procedure, so as to bring the
Title of your Greek real estate property under your name.
You have the right to claim compensation of usage of the property due to the fact that your brother denies the
access to a property that partly belongs to you. You also have the right to proceed with a partition lawsuit.
Considering the fact that we handle hundreds of cases related to property matters in Greece every year, trying to
best represent our clients' interests, our Greek law firm can effectively assist you on this matter by representing
you before the Greek Courts and litigating against your relatives as appropriate.
Yes, you can proceed through a "parental gift" to your children, even though they have not reached the age of 18.
The parents, on behalf of their under age children, can execute the relevant Notarial Deed. Our Greek law firm,
being fully familiar with the procedure, can assist you efficiently towards the lawful execution of the parental
gift and its subsequent registration with the archives of the competent Land Registry and/ or Land Registry
Cadastral of the property's location.
Yes. You can proceed through a gift deed for the conveyance of your real estate property in Greece. According to
Greek real estate law, the execution of a Notarial Deed is required as well as its registration with the archives
of the competent Land Registry and/ or Land Registry Cadastral of the property's location. Our Greek solicitors
have handled hundreds of similar cases and therefore they are experts in assisting you with any issue regarding
this matter, such as procuring, drafting and executing the relevant documents including the Greek Power of
Attorney, gift tax statements, tax and municipal tax clearances, the gift Deed etc.
Yes, you can obtain a Greek passport under the condition that you acquire the Greek citizenship first. Generally,
in order for a person to have his/her nationality recognised, he/she must prove uninterrupted sequence of Greek
origin. We, as Greek lawyers, can handle effectively the entire procedure for the recognition of your Greek
Nationality before the Greek Authorities which includes various steps such as the issuance of a Decision by the
Prefecture, the registration of your birth certificate with the Athens Special Registry and the registration with
a Greek Municipality. With a Greek passport you may travel, live and work not only to Greece, but also to all
member States of the European Union.
No. Considering that Thessaloniki is one of the areas where the procedure of registration to the Greek
Ktimatologio has not been officially terminated by the final suspension, you don't risk losing your property.
Taking into consideration that you are behind schedule, you can file the statements for the registration of your
property before the competent Land Registry Cadastral. Potentially, you will have to pay a fine, for this delay.
We, as Greek solicitors, can assist you efficiently and promptly with drafting and filing the relevant statements
before the Greek Land Registry Cadastral (wherever that might be in Greece).
No. Should you wish so, you may revoke this Power of Attorney. Our Greek law firm has handled hundreds of similar
cases for many Greeks abroad. We, as Greek lawyers, can assist you all the way from drafting the Power of Attorney
that revokes the powers given to the grantee, up to serving on the grantee its revocation, according to the
provisions of Greek Law.
Of course! Our Greek law firm has handled promptly similar cases where a Greek Power of Attorney was required in
short term. Our Greek solicitors are fully familiar with drafting a Power of Attorney, including the proper range
of orders, varying upon each individual case's particulars and needs.
Had your permission be given orally, you must be cautious with relatives, residing in and making use of your real
estate property in Greece. With our many years of experience, we, as Greek solicitors can help you preserve your
ownership rights and avoid any possible adverse possession claims, by executing the proper agreement, so that it
is beyond doubt that your cousin and its family have only the right of "free use" of the property and that your
ownership rights are not jeopardised.
The registration starts with the submission of property statements to the Greek Cadastral Survey Offices
(grafeio Ktimatografisis). Every person who is a Greek real estate property owner, or has relevant rights on
real estate property in Greece, is obliged to declare such property/rights at the relevant Cadastral Survey
Offices. Specifically: a)The Deed to the property; b)Passport copy; c) Document depicting the Greek tax
registration number of the property/right owner; and d) Receipt of payment of the Ktimatologio fees (approx 35
Euros per each property right), must be submitted before the relevant Ktimatologio authorities.
Until the Greek Government's further notice of the date when this submission begins, owners of real Estate
in Greece are advised to take care of any delayed or pending legal actions regarding their property rights, so
that they don't face complications and delays during the submission period which, following its commencement
announcement expires in 6-9 months.
Where the acquisition of property rights derives from an Inheritance of real estate in Greece, the right
holders are advised to proceed first with the Inheritance Acceptance, according to which they "accept" the Greek
Inheritance (bequeathed to them either by Will or Intestate [no Will] succession). This Acceptance should
afterwards be registered at the relevant Greek Land registry (Ypothikofulakeio) of the area where the property is
located. This way, the heirs become legally the property owners/right holders and acquire the Title Deed in Greece
(the title "passes" to their name), which proves such ownership.
The entire transaction and registration of ownership rights at the relevant Ktimatologio authorities, as
well as the Inheritance Acceptance procedure, can be effected through a Special (Limited) Power of Attorney, by
qualified and experienced Greek lawyers, like our Greek law firm.