1. A photocopy of your identity card.
2. A Tax Identification Number and the name of the tax office where you are registered.
3. A copy of the E9 document.
4. If this is your sole residential property, you will need to make a declaration with a notary in order to claim tax relief on this property.
If you are a foreigner and wish to buy property in an area which is no longer classified as a border region, then you will need the following documents:
1. Your country of origin passport or a legal residence permit.
2. A Tax Identification Number issued by the Greek tax authorities.
Under Article 36A of Law 4146/2013, citizens of third countries, who are not EU members, can obtain a five-year residence permit by buying or leasing a property or a timeshare in Greece with a value of at least €250,000. A joint decision of the Ministers for the Interior and Finance states that the value of the above real estate property may be adjusted and shall result from the property value stated in the contracts or from the lease agreements.
This 5 year residence permit gives the holder and their family members the possibility of extending the permit and of travelling freely throughout countries of the European Union and of the Schengen Convention, without having to show any entry visa in these countries.
The countries which have signed the Schengen convention are the following: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
You will need the following documents in order to sell your property.
1. A photocopy of your identity card.
2. Title of property ownership.
3. Proof of transfer certificate by the land registry. Usually there is a stamp on the title to you.
4. If a building is being sold, you will need recent topographic site plans and floor plans based on the Greek Geodetic Reference System.
5. Building Permit for a building or building plot.
6. Social Security Insurance certificate. This is NOT required unless you employed workers, who are registered with IKA or you are a member of a company. Neither is it required if a building permit has been issued in the last ten years.
7. When the property is given by a parent, is a gift or is inherited, verification from the tax office is required that shows no tax is owed. The notary will advise on this.
8. The rent agreement if the property is rented.
9. Certificate from the town hall if the property is contained within the town plan. This will show that no payment is outstanding and that the title deeds have been filed, if it was included in the town plan after the 24/11/1994. The lawyer will advise. It is also necessary to get proof that no payment is outstanding on a plot of agricultural land within a functioning Land Improvement Agency, in accordance with Article 65 of N.2538 / 1997.
10. Depending on the location of the property, if there is cadastral surveying and at what stage this is, the following are required: a) the certification of the surveyed property or certification of declaration from the land registry and b) the cadastral diagram and cadastral sheet of the property from the land registry.
11. If the property is bordered by woodland, a certification is required to show that it is not forest land. If it is designated woodland, then you will need certification under Article 25 of N.998/79. In areas where there are forestry maps, you will need certification under Article no. 20 N.3889/2010 from the Forestry Commission.
12. Energy performance certificate of the building.
13. A competent engineer certificate, in accordance with Law 4178/2013, which carries the unique number of the property. (If there are additional facilities e.g. exclusive uses, parking, warehouses, etc. these should be mentioned therein). If additional work has been done on the property, a work completion certification and a floor plan of the property certified by the town planning office are required. If these spaces are not shown on the zoning plan, they should be submitted by the engineer, showing the spaces that will be passed by the system.
14. Certification of ENFIA under article 54A of 4174/2013, which shows that you declared the property on your tax statement for the years 2011, 2012, etc. The certificate, the description of the property and any additional work done must be exactly as stated in the contract and will leave the on-line tax record TAXISnet with your electronic codes. If there is any difference with the acquisition title, the accountant enters the system to make corrections and then prints the E9 document.
In inheritance cases, the following must be checked:
1. The death certificate,
2. The certificate of the next of kin,
3. Details of the will.
4. The dispute certificate of inheritance,
5. A declaration of non renouncement of inheritance rights.
These documents are checked and you are suitably advised by your conveyancing solicitors.
We need to know if there are any claims to the property. The lawyer should check the title deeds to make sure that there are no claims to the land by the state or individuals. Also we need to know how many square meters our building can cover on this plot. Finally, we need to be aware of any building regulations in this particular location that may create problems.