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Sale and purchase of real estate in Slovenia

Buying and selling real estate in Slovenia is a complex process that includes several steps and rules that customers must follow. The most important steps in this process are:


  1. Searching for real estate: A potential buyer first searches for a suitable real estate that meets his requirements in terms of location, size, price, and other criteria. You can do this yourself or consult a real estate agent.

  2. Inspection of the property: After finding a suitable facility, the buyer inspects the property to make sure of its condition, equipment and suitability for his needs.

  3. Negotiations: After the viewing, negotiations on the price and other conditions between the buyer and the seller begin. Often, the parties use the help of a real estate agent to reach an agreement that suits them both.

  4. Contract: After the parties have successfully negotiated, a sales contract is signed. It states all the purchase conditions, including the price, payment terms, deadlines for handing over the property and any cancellation conditions.

  5. Contract authentication: The sales contract must be notarized, which ensures legal validity and security for both parties.

  6. Payment of taxes and duties: When purchasing real estate, the seller must pay real estate sales tax and any other duties, such as profit tax.

  7. Transcription of ownership: After settlement of all financial obligations, the transfer of ownership is carried out at the competent land registry court. With this, the buyer becomes the official owner of the property.

  8. Obligations after purchase: As the owner of the property, the buyer is responsible for paying property taxes, maintaining the property and complying with local regulations.

In Slovenia, it is recommended to comply with all legal requirements and to consult with experts so that the process of buying and selling real estate is carried out without problems and in accordance with the applicable legislation. A real estate agency or lawyer can play a key role in ensuring that the entire process is carried out correctly.


Advantages of selling and buying real estate with the help of a lawyer:

  1. Legal security: The lawyer has expertise and experience in the field of real estate law. This ensures that all legal aspects of the transaction are properly regulated and that all legal requirements are met. This reduces the risk of possible legal problems or disputes in the future.

  2. Assistance in drafting a contract: A lawyer can draft or review a sales contract and other documents that are crucial to the sale or purchase of real estate. This ensures that all conditions are correctly defined and that the parties are aware of their rights and obligations.

  3. Negotiations: The lawyer can represent the client during negotiations and advise him on the optimal price and other terms of the transaction. This increases the chances of successfully conducting negotiations and achieving the desired results.

  4. Checking legal encumbrances: The lawyer can carry out a comprehensive check of legal encumbrances and mortgages on the property and thus ensure that the property is free of all encumbrances or that they are properly arranged before the purchase.

  5. Advice on taxes and duties: The lawyer can advise the client on tax obligations and duties that must be paid when buying or selling real estate. This way, the customer avoids any unpleasant surprises regarding financial obligations.

  6. Prevention of fraud: With his professional knowledge, the lawyer helps to prevent possible fraud or abuse in the sale and purchase of real estate and thus protects the client's interests.

  7. Conducting the transaction: The lawyer directs the entire process of sale or purchase, including the editing of documentation, drawing up deeds for transfer of ownership and execution of financial transactions. This ensures that the process is carried out correctly and in accordance with the law.

  8. Advice on local regulations: A lawyer knows the local rules and regulations regarding real estate in a particular region. With this, he can advise the client on special requirements or restrictions that must be taken into account when selling or buying real estate.

Together with a real estate agent, a lawyer helps clients in the entire process of selling and buying real estate and ensures that this process is legally regulated, safer and more carefree.



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