Property and Tenancy Law

Purchasing property in Germany

As a general rule, foreigners (non-EU citizens included) and non-resident have the right to buy property in Germany, without any particular restrictions. The purchase or sale of a property must take place in the presence of a public official (a notary). Contracts are signed by a notary and are drafted in German.

Dwyer Legal Law Firm can support you in the process of buying or selling an estate in Germany:

  • We can help you understand the legal requirements of the national market.
  • We can help you to work out the purchase contract.
  • We can assist with double-checking the contract and any further negotiation before signing.

Tenancy law in Germany

Rental law defines the relationship between landlord and tenant in the leasing of property, and it finds application in both private and commercial areas.

Private area: Private rentals are strictly regulated under German law and offer protection to the tenant. However, it is still possible to add legally binding provisions to the contract, so it’s very important to review it carefully before signing. Our team can assist you with translating and interpreting the contract.

Commercial area: Commercial rental is less rigidly defined by law, facilitating greater flexibility in the contract definitions. However, those definitions are then binding for both parties. The setup of such a commercial rental contract should be guided by rental law experts.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, should you need any additional information on our services in the area of Property or Tenancy Law.