Buy a property in Romania

Depending on your citizenship, the procedure for purchasing a new property in Romania can vary.

Fortunately, as long as the property serves as your secondary residence, EU and EEA individuals will have no trouble purchasing real estate in Romania.

You will need a Fiscal Identification Number to complete the process if you are an EU citizen without a Romanian Personal Identification Number.

If you have your residency permit, getting this number is simple. The contract will be void if you don’t begin the procedure of obtaining this Fiscal Identity Number before you begin the purchasing process.

The procedure will be a little more challenging for a non-EU citizen because a non-EU citizen can typically possess a building or other structure but not the land on which it is constructed.

To utilize the home and land, they will instead need a permit; nevertheless, if the building is demolished, they will lose all legal rights to the property.

In order to confirm the seller owns the property and to check the land survey records for a report from the land registration, you will also need to locate a Romanian licensed attorney.

Also, a real estate Romanian lawyer can do a due diligence report of the property in order to analyze the legal situation.

Our Romanian lawyers can offer the legal help with a real estate due-diligence (information on the characteristics of the property, owners, risks and legal restrictions)  and also to draft a sale or purchase contract or real estate purchase promissory agreement, while providing assistance and representation in the negotiation process for concluding such contracts.

Both the buyer and the seller will be present at the closing together with a local notary. The property will then officially be yours after the deed has been recorded in the Romanian Land Registry.

The costs for the purchase will also include transfer tax, notary fees, local taxes, and registration fees.

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