Real Estate Lawyers in Germany

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Real Estate
in Germany

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

The German real estate market is highly lucrative for those who make the right investments. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our dedicated team of German real estate lawyers are here to support you navigate the complications of the German real estate market and to guide you on how to make gains. Real estate contracts and other requirements in Germany differ greatly from those in common law countries. For this reason, it is beneficial to have an on-the-ground partner in Germany who will oversee your real estate requirements.

Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB is a full-service law firm active all over Germany. Our team of German real estate lawyers are here to support you in all issues. Our legal experts provide due diligence services, advise foreign purchasers and represent our clients in real estate litigation and other disputes.

Investing in German Real Estate

Over the years, German real estate has proven to be a solid and safe investment. In comparison to other investment options, property has shown itself to be reliable and for investors from abroad, the German market resilience in times of crisis has proven to be particularly impressive. House and apartment prices in Germany have been rising for over a decade, especially in cities such as Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. Commercial property has also been on a largely upward trend in the past decade.

Working with our team ensures that investors from abroad are fully aware of the best locations for their investment. Our lawyers will provide clear insights regarding where best to invest, advise you regarding tax matters to be aware of and carry out the necessary legal work to make those investment plans a reality.

Commercial Property in Germany: Purchasing and Tenancies

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our real estate lawyers regularly work alongside our corporate clients in the purchase and leasing of commercial property in Germany. We work with businesses of all sizes from small businesses looking to establish themselves, to bigger enterprises seeking to grow and expand their company in commercial property cases. In all matters concerning commercial property whether purchasing, leasing, constructing, developing or otherwise, the advice of real estate law experts is beneficial.

Commercial leasing is a different proposition to regular residential tenancy in Germany. Whereas residential tenancy has greater protections under the German Civil Code, commercial property leasing allows greater flexibility with freedom of contract. Both parties in a commercial leasing transaction are seen as on a similar level of power. However, even with freedom of contract applying, there are rules around the terms and conditions of the contracts.

Our real estate lawyers advise tenants and landlords in commercial property cases. Our full-service approach means that our lawyers can be relied upon to examine tenancy agreements, carefully draft contracts to ensure that they fulfil the demands of our clients and effectively negotiate with the parties involved in the transaction.

Due Diligence Services in Real Estate Transactions

Due diligence is critical when purchasing or selling real estate in Germany. Working with professionals to ensure your investment’s suitability is highly beneficial even where it is not a legal requirement. Such real estate due diligence must be considered whichever side of the transaction you are on. Allow our expert real estate lawyers to thoroughly examine the project in question and ensure that all vital questions are answered. Our lawyers will examine the legal aspects such as the analysis of leases, licences, public easements and existing contracts and advise you on other matters such as the project’s financing and the environmental aspects to be aware of during the real estate transaction.

    Financing Real Estate Projects: Negotiation Expertise

    At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are experienced negotiators and they support our clients in their dealings with banks and other lenders in Germany. Due to our years of working alongside such financial institutions, we provide the know-how needed to achieve their goals. Once the negotiations are in progress, our lawyers can oversee the careful drafting and thorough review of contractual agreements made between the parties. Our lawyers regularly draft real estate purchase agreements for our corporate and private clients. Mistakes or oversights made during this stage can have devastating consequences and lead to costly legal disputes.

      Legal Disputes: Litigation, Out-of-Court Settlements and Negotiation

      Real estate legal disputes arise for a variety of reasons. Our lawyers will be by your side should a case require in-court solutions but will seek to resolve such matters outside of court if it is more efficient. Court cases tend to be time consuming and expensive, and therefore, out-of-court settlements and negotiation can be the preferred means of resolving matters. However, where it is necessary to decide the matter in court, our lawyers will be there. We provide full legal service in the event of disputes over (alleged) defects, dangerous conditions, fraud, default, non-payment and breaches of contracts. For our corporate clients, our full-service approach allows you to be confident that whatever the dispute, you will always have comprehensive counsel.

      Our full-service approach also means that we can also advise you on matters relating to the property inheritance. It is not uncommon for disputes to occur in these cases, especially in situations of the community of heirs where a property is in the hands of multiple people. Our team will support you throughout the entire process. We are aware that emotions can run high in such matters but we will remain focused on finding the right solutions for our clients.