Article: How to Buy Real Estate in Germany

26.08.13

For most of the last decade Germany has seen a strong influx of foreign capital into its real estate market. While the first foreign investors that became part of this trend came from northern and western European countries, the United States and Israel, capital is now coming in from southern European countries and in some cas-es from the Arab world. Investors from other parts of Asia have not played a great role in this trend yet.

This article provides a guide through the reasons for which real estate in Germany can be of interest for investors from Taiwan and it explains by way of a practical example, the legal procedure of the acquisition of a property in Germany.

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by Yi-Jiun Su, LL.M., Dr. Henning Kahmann, LL.M. and Cecil Graf Vitzthum
Yi-Jiun Su, LL.M. is a partner at the law firm Lee and Li, Taipei. Ms. Su can be reached at yijiunsu(at)leeandli.com  or by phone +886-2-27153300 ext. 2394. Dr. Henning Kahmann, LL.M. is a partner of the law firm von Trott zu Solz – Lammek, Berlin; Cecil Graf Vitzthum works as a lawyer for the same law firm. They can be reached at info(at)vontrott-lammek.de or by phone +49 30 59 00 33 00.