We advise on all legal aspects related to real estate: from the preparation of the construction process through the implementation of investments to real estate services. Our team handles complex investments and individual cases, assists in the purchase and sale of real estate and in resolving legal issues with other entities operating in the complex and dynamic real estate market. We provide services to professional real estate market players (companies commencing construction or redevelopment of a residential, commercial or industrial facility) and real estate buyers.
The law firm offers services in the field of activities leading to the commencement and conduct of construction investments. We aim to reduce the time to obtain decisions as much as possible, so that the investor can start work as soon as possible, but at the same time ensuring that consents and permits are issued in accordance with the law and will not be undermined at a later administrative stage.
In terms of investment services, we offer clients, among other things:
The legal service of the development process begins with identifying the best form of development activity that will reduce the risks incumbent on the developer.
We help developers to realise the entire process of a development investment – from checking the land for the investment, through preparing contracts with contractors to drawing up contracts for buyers. We also advise on the favourable conclusion, execution and settlement of contracts with contractors and, in the event of non-payment on their part, we indicate the methods of debt recovery.
We handle cases related to, among other things:
Buying a house, a flat or a piece of land (plot of land) involves many uncertainties. People who are not familiar with the specifics of civil law may feel lost when reading a contract transferring ownership of real estate, and for many it will be the most important purchase in their lives, so it must be made in full knowledge of the obligations undertaken. This applies equally to flats bought directly from the developer as well as second-hand.
Verification of the development agreement
Even if the preliminary agreement and the agreement transferring ownership of the property seem clear, it is worth consulting a lawyer. He or she will also become familiar with the legal status of the property and, if you are buying a flat from a developer, will also check the developer’s financial situation and investment history.
After reviewing all the documentation, including the land registry, the lawyers will propose changes that better protect the client’s interest.
Buyers of a flat for their own use are often in a hurry. Employees of development companies foster the feeling that the decision to buy must be taken immediately, because several other people are also interested in the property. However, haste and nerves are bad advisers. It is not worth agreeing to all the conditions imposed by the seller before a lawyer has read the contract. Nor should you be afraid of negotiations that involve setting the terms of the contract (lowering the price or adding some services free of charge). We participate in our clients’ negotiations. We can also accompany them to sign the contract at the notary’s office.
In addition to their knowledge of the regulations, our lawyers also have a good understanding of the property market and are familiar with the practices of property developers, which enables them to foresee the practical consequences of even seemingly inconspicuous contractual provisions.
We accompany clients throughout the entire property acquisition process or provide legal advice covering selected aspects.
Services for landlords and tenants
We provide legal assistance to both parties to a tenancy agreement, i.e. landlords of flats and rental units and tenants.
Our services in this area include:
Trading in agricultural real estate is subject to different regulations than trading in land for construction purposes. Our lawyers provide the following services for clients: