Property Sale in Croatia

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
Flavia Krause
Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Property Sale

This service is available across Croatia

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • Selling property in Croatia is a procedure well-defined by local laws, including the Law on Obligatory Relations, the Law on Ownership and Other Real Rights, and the Law on Land Books. 
  • This process includes several crucial steps, from property verification to the final transfer of ownership. 
  • This service is designed for property owners in Croatia, including those facing the complexity of selling properties under mortgage. It offers comprehensive guidance through legal procedures, ensuring a seamless and compliant sales process.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Useful Information

Selling a mortgaged property in Croatia requires additional steps, including negotiating with the bank for mortgage transfer or removal. It's a process that benefits significantly from legal guidance to ensure transparency and protect both parties' interests

Useful Information

Key Features of this Service

  1. Legal and Property Status Verification: Before the sale, it's essential to check the property's legal standing in the land registry and assess its physical condition for any deficiencies​​.
  2. Preliminary Agreement: Often used when immediate sale isn't feasible, detailing the sale's future conditions and committing to a final contract. Legal advice is recommended for drafting​​.
  3. Deposit Arrangements: Acts as a contract fulfilment guarantee, with specific conditions for refund or compensation based on the party withdrawing from the agreement​​.
  4. Final Sale Contract: Must be notarized, detailing all transaction aspects. Professional legal assistance in drafting is advisable to ensure all legal bases are covered​​.
  5. Tax Obligations: The buyer is liable for a real estate transfer tax, determined by the property's value as assessed by the tax administration​​.
  6. Ownership Transfer and Registration: After fulfilling the contractual and financial obligations, the seller provides a tabular statement for the buyer's registration as the new owner in the land registry
Key Features of this Service

Advantages of this Service

  • Comprehensive Legal Support: Professional guidance through Croatia's specific real estate laws and regulations, ensuring full compliance and protecting your interests throughout the sale​​​​.
  • Tailored Services for Foreign Sellers: Specialized assistance for English-speaking property owners, including those living abroad, with services such as remote transaction management and preparation of all necessary legal documents​​​​.
  • Expertise in Mortgage Handling: Assistance with the complexities of selling properties under mortgage, including negotiations with banks for mortgage transfer or clearance​​.
  • Transparent and Efficient Process: Detailed explanation of each step in the property sale process, from initial legal checks and drafting preliminary agreements to the final registration of the new owner​​​​.
  • Tax Guidance: Advice on handling real estate transfer tax obligations, ensuring accurate tax payments and compliance with Croatian tax laws​​.
  • Access to Professional Networks: Connections with reputable real estate agents, notaries, and other professionals to facilitate various aspects of the sale, from property listing to the execution of sale agreements​​​​.
  • Peace of Mind: The reassurance that comes from having experienced legal professionals handle the sale, ensuring that all legal, financial, and procedural aspects are correctly managed
Advantages of this Service

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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