Buying real estate in Germany

When you have found your property and agreed a selling price, a solicitor/lawyer or notary is required to carry out the legal work and contract obligations, checking that no liabilities exist when you buy real estate in Germany.
On completion of the sale, the title deeds are registered with local land registry enabling the title to transfer to the new owner.

Solicitor / Lawyer

A solicitor/lawyer who specialises in conveyance work would normally carry out all the legal work on your behalf, a public notary can also be used.


You would expect to pay a total around 6-7% of the buying price, which comprises of the transfer tax of 2% and notary fee of about 1.5%. The Real Estate Agents fees vary up to 5-6% and would ordinarily be split between the buyer and seller.

Property Tax

Land tax is charged in Germany to cover local services and is rated usually below the current market value and would be around 1% of the rateable value. Non-residents are subject to wealth tax on property owned in Germany of around 0.5%.


Aalener Immobiliengesellschaft

Alfons Scheuplein Bautrager

Allow Immobilien

Arwobau Immobilien

Brandenburgische Boden Gesellschaft, Waldstadt, English and Deutsch.

Barz & Barz Immobilien

Beyer Immobilien, Dresden

Bildor Immo GmbH

Carat Immobilien Service

CBS-Chemnitz Immobilienangebote

Castles for Sale in Germany, English

Defo GmbH

Epple Kalkmann

Eltec Immo

Fahrig Immobilien

Fiedler Gewerbeimmobilien

Famos Projektentwickler

FPD Savills International Immobilienberatung

GSG in Frankfurt am Main

Grundwert Immobilien

Groth - Gruppe

Helmar Lux, SENATOR Consult GmbH, Hamburg, German

Homann Immobilien KG, Munster, Deutsch

Haack Immobilien

Hubert Abt PMI GmbH

Heinrich Hebel Heidenheim

Hermann Immobilien

Hochtief Developments

Hausbau Rheinland - Pfalz GmbH & Co.KG

Immoshop, Germany

International Real Estate Exchange, Munchen, Deutsch

Invariant Immobilien and Consulting GmbH, Berlin, Deutsch

Invariant Immobilien and Consulting GmbH, Berlin, Deutsch

Immobilien Goetze

Immobilien Finanzierung

Immobiliengesellschaft Investa

Immobilien Oerder

Immobilien Berlin

Jansen Gruppe

Karl Kubel Shifting Development

KKS Leipziger Immobilien Service GmbH

Kuffler Online

Leading Real Estate Consultants

Lig Lammerting Immobilien Gruppe

Leg Standort - und Projektentwicklung GmbH

Mahias K.Strenger

Marcus Kamphausen Immobilier

Mark Reinhardt

M.C. Immobilien, Hessen, Deutsch

Noor und Partnr Online Service, Frankfurt, deutsch/english

Opel Projektbau GmbH

RN Immobilien

Rauenbusch Immobilien

RDM Immonet

Steinhart - Rebholz GmbH

Starke Rendite, absolute Mundelsicherheit

Stadt Merzig

Specker Immobilien

Schoellhorn - Immobilien

Strabag Projeklentwicklung GmbH

Top Invest, Germany, deutsch/english

Verschuer Immobilien


Von Gagern Immobilien

Verwaltung-und Immobilien Service

Weatherhall Fischer GmbH

Wohen in Hannover