Real Estate, Construction and Lease Agreements in Germany

We provide consulting services on all issues relating to the cross-border acquisition or sale of real estate in Germany. Our consulting services can be provided in German, French and English and include all necessary negotiations with German business partners and, if required, the preparation of commercial lease agreements in Germany.

We provide expert guidance to both private individuals and French, Belgian or Swiss companies on all cross-border projects.

In addition to legal consulting, our team with intercultural experience will also offer you practical support in the following areas in Germany.

Services in the Areas of German Real Estate, Construction and Lease Law

Real Estate Investment in Germany:

  • Consulting on legal and tax issues in German real estate law
  • Tax optimisation and structuring of real estate investments in Germany (in particular expert guidance on the choice of corporate form, the formation of the German company and legal and tax structures in Germany)
  • Cross-border investments in France (consulting on German real estate law, on the purchase and sale of commercial and industrial property in Germany as well as financing and the provision of collateral under German law)
  • Consulting and representation in out-of-court and judicial expert proceedings in Germany and real estate disputes

Commercial Leases in Germany:

  • Strategic advice, negotiation and drafting of the documents necessary for the conclusion of commercial leases in Germany
  • Subleases under German law
  • Consulting in legal disputes in Germany, in particular in connection with the termination of rental contracts; legal representation, both out of court and before the German courts

Did you know that in Germany…

  • the procedure for purchasing real estate in Germany is generally faster than in France? Only one signature is required to complete the sale of a property in Germany. In the German notarial deed of sale there is usually no suspensive condition for obtaining credit, which means that financing must be secured in advance.
    Under German law, ownership is not transferred until title is entered in the land register. Under German law, title can only be registered once the buyer has paid the purchase price
  • landlord and tenant are largely free to negotiate commercial leases?
    For this reason, German rental contracts drawn up by a landlord should be reviewed very carefully before signing
  • the average square metre price of a flat in an existing building in Paris is usually many times higher than the market price of a comparable flat in Germany?
  • the rental market in Germany is one of the strongest in Europe?

Our German-French Team for Real Estate, Construction and Leases in Germany