Property Purchase in Croatia

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I was purchasing a boat in Charter in Croatia. I needed someone on my side to work through some complicated arrangements and make sure everything was as I expected it to be. Thank God I was put into contact with Maja. She was diligent, tenacious and always right. For me who didn’t speak the language and lived thousands of miles away (in Australia) she was everything I needed. On top of that, she was warm and fun, a pleasure to speak to. I look forward catching up one day for a coffee - something I have never imagined doing with any other lawyer I have hired.
Cliff Barclay
Cliff Barclay
27 Jun 2022
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Service Details

Property Purchase

This service is available across Croatia

Who would find this Service useful?

  • Our property purchase services in Croatia are designed for English-speaking expats and foreign nationals, including EU and non-EU citizens, investors, retirees seeking a serene coastal lifestyle, and international businesses looking to establish a base in Croatia. 
  • Whether you are searching for a holiday home by the Adriatic Sea, an investment property, or a permanent residence, we offer expert guidance through the entire process of buying property in Croatia.
Who would find this Service useful?


The prerequisites for purchasing property in Croatia vary depending on the buyer's nationality:

  • EU Citizens and Legal Entities: Enjoy the same property rights as Croatian citizens, excluding certain restrictions on agricultural land.
  • Non-EU Citizens and Legal Entities: Must obtain approval from the Ministry of Justice, demonstrating reciprocity between Croatia and the buyer's home country. This involves a specific administrative process to gain consent for property ownership​​​​. Our lawyers manage this process for you.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Legal Due Diligence: Confirming the property's legal status, including ownership verification through land registry and cadastral records, checking for encumbrances or mortgages, and ensuring the property's legal documentation is in order.
  2. Negotiation and Pre-contractual Agreements: Assisting in negotiations and drafting pre-purchase agreements to secure the property under agreed terms.
  3. Contract Drafting and Review: Preparation and review of the purchase contract to ensure protection of your interests and compliance with local laws.
  4. Public Notary and Property Registration: Facilitating the process with a public notary for contract signing and subsequent registration of ownership rights in the land registry.
  5. Ministry Approval (for Non-EU Buyers): Representing clients in the administrative process to obtain the necessary approvals for property ownership by non-EU citizens.
  6. Tax and Financial Advice: Guidance on property-related taxes, including the property transfer tax and potential VAT implications, ensuring you understand and fulfil your fiscal obligations​​.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Expert Legal Support: From initial due diligence to the final transfer of ownership, receive comprehensive legal support tailored to your specific situation.
  • Smooth Navigation of Administrative Procedures: Our experience ensures a smooth process, particularly in obtaining necessary approvals for non-EU buyers.
  • Transparent and Informed Decision-Making: With access to detailed property information and legal status, make informed decisions about your investment.
Advantages of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Legal Verification and Due Diligence: Ensuring the property and its documents are free from legal encumbrances and accurately represented.
  • Contractual and Negotiation Support: Expertise in negotiating terms and drafting contracts that protect your interests.
  • Administrative Assistance: Handling the complexities of Croatian property law, including ministry approval for non-EU citizens and tax obligations.
  • Post-Purchase Support: Guidance on property registration, tax obligations, and any post-purchase legal matters to ensure a smooth transition to ownership.
Key Features of this Service

Useful Information

  • For properties under construction or new developments, verifying the developer's construction and use permits is crucial to ensure compliance with approved plans. 
  • Additionally, the presence of a valid energy certificate reflects the property's energy efficiency, an essential factor in modern real estate transactions​
Useful Information

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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