Real Estate Transactions: A Practical Global Guide

Real estate regulations vary widely across different jurisdictions. Each country has its own particularities, which are of utmost importance in practice. Concepts such as the obligation to execute the agreement before a public notary, compulsory registration of the deed and the formal provisions to be included therein may determine the validity or voidance of the transfer of property. A lawyer who is unfamiliar with the real estate regulations of the country involved may think that a title is valid if the formalities required in his or her home jurisdiction have been complied with, but in most cases this is insufficient and is the origin of subsequent problems and conflicts. This new work aims to outline the mechanics for real estate transactions in a selection of key jurisdictions, as well as the fiscal treatment of the same. It will therefore provide an essential tool for those acquiring real estate in a wide range of countries.