5. Checking the object

Any property in Germany must be registered in the land registry (Grundbuch).

The buyer has the right to familiarize himself with the content of the land registry independently or with the help of a notary.This extract contains all the important legal information directly related to the property (owner’s name, price, area size, availability of security charges, etc.).

The duties include:

  • full and independent consultation of the parties;
  • drawing up a contract of sale;
  • checking the property for legal purity;
  • notarization of the contract of sale.