Legal Documents required
In order for the Public Notary to draw up a Purchase Contract, the following documents need to be supplied, by the two parties :
From the buyer (in the case that the buyer is an individual) :
1. Tax Registry Number (AFM) and other personal information.
2. Copy of ID card or passport.
3. Power of Attorney in cases where the buyer is not present.
4. Representing lawyer.
5. Additional documentation if the buyer is a company.
From the buyer (in the case that the buyer is a company, about which alternative your lawyer will advise you) :
1. Company name, main office address, structure (limited liability company, partnership, etc.) and other official documentation (in accordance with the laws of the country where the company is registered).
2. Articles of incorporation or the Deed of partnership and documents relating to any modification of those articles.
3. Public document (in accordance with the state law) that confirms that the company is legally established and registered.
4. A document detailing the Board (members and election period).
5. Administration / Administrator.
6. Legal representative.
7. Representative of the purchase in Greece.
8. Power of Attorney from the company’s legal representative to a Greek lawyer.
All documents, with the exception of No. 8, must be officially certified copies and must be available in authorized translation into Greek.
From the seller:
1. The existing property titles and the certificate from the Mortgage Registry Office (confirmation that the seller actually owns the property to be sold), and E9-form (list of properties the seller owns) from their Tax Declaration.
2. Recent topographic plan of the property, signed and stamped by a civil engineer.
3. Seller’s Tax Registry Number (AFM) and other personal information.
4. A Certificate from the Tax Office and IKA (Greek National Insurance) that the seller does not owe money.
5. A Certificate from the Municipality in which the property is located, that the property in question does not owe any taxes or duties according to Greek Law.
6. Declaration of the seller, verified by the tax office were the tax declaration is submitted, that the property in question has not given the owners any income within the last two years. If the property has given some kind of income to the owners, another certificate is necessary, stating that the income has been declared in the tax declaration, according to Greek law.
7. Declaration of the seller, verified by the tax office where the tax declaration is submitted, that the property in question has been declared in the special form for real estate E9 and that the seller is not affected by the law for owners of large estates, or, if the owner is affected by this law, another certificate is necessary stating that the necessary declarations have been made and the taxes have been paid, according to Greek law.
8. Cadastral Extract from the Land Registry, if the property is located in a region where there is a Land Register.
9. Power of Attorney in cases where the seller is not present
10. Representing lawyer.
11. Any additional papers for special issues.
All documents, with the exception of No. 9, in the case that the seller is a non-Greek, must be officially certified copies and must be available in authorized translation into Greek.