Greek Property Ownership: Guide to Legal, Technical, and Tax Documents

Athens-based architect and Chicago native Katerina Sirouni helps owners decode Greek property laws. In this post, she presents a handy guide to the necessary legal, technical, and tax documents required for property owners.

Greek property ownership

As a Greek American who has been educated and lives in Greece — and happens to be an architect — I am continually approached by Chicago area family and friends about how to make sense of the many changes in Greece’s property laws, codes, and taxes. As the owner and operator the architectural firm, KSirouni Architects, I help clients all over the world in design, management, and maintenance of properties, as well as navigating Greece’s new property laws. Here, I present a handy guide for the required legal, technical, and tax documents that all property owners must complete.

 

PHOTO BY KATERINA SIROUNI
PHOTO BY KATERINA SIROUNI

 

 

Guide to tax, legal, and technical documents for Greek property

Don’t be hit by last minute surprises and start checking off your document list today. In future posts, we’ll review why these documents are important for each and every owner of Greek property and how the different documents of separate parts are connected and affect your property matters.

 

PART I: LEGAL DOCUMENTS

  • PURCHASE CONTRACT

Simvolaio Agorapolisias (Συμβόλαιο Αγοραπωλησίας)

  • PARENTAL GIFT 

Simvolaio Goniki Parohi (Συμβόλαιο Γονικής Παροχής)

  • GIFT

Simvolaio Doreas (Συμβόλαιο Δωρεάς)

  • ACCEPTANCE of INHERITANCE 

Apodohi Klironomias (Αποδοχή Κληρονομιάς)

  • MORTGAGE  REGISTRY  CERTIFICATE

Pistopoiitiko Metagrafis

(Πιστοποιητικό Μεταγραφής Υποθηκοφυλακείου)

  • PROPERTY COURT DECISIONS (if any)

Apofasi Dikastiriou (Απόφαση Δικαστηρίου)

  • HELLENIC CADASTRE DECLARATION / DOCUMENTATION

Dilosi – Eggrafa Ktimatologiou (Δήλωση – Έγγραφα Κτηματολογίου)

 

PART II: TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

A. LAND PLOTS BUILT and/or EMPTY:

LAND SURVEY WITH COORDINATES

Τοπογραφικό Διάγραμμα με Συντεταγμένες Ε.Γ.Σ.Α.

(Topografiko Diagrama me Sindetagmenes E.G.S.A.)

B. ALL BUILDING TYPES – RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL:

BUILDING PERMIT AND AUTHORIZED ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

Οικοδομή Άδεια/Εγκεκριμένα Αρχιτεκτονικά Σχέδια

(Oikodomiki Adeia/Egkekrimena Architektonika Sxedia)

 

C. APARTMENT UNITS within BUILDINGS/COMPLEXES:

  MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP ESTABLISHMENT DEED – REGULATIONS

Πράξη Σύστασης Ιδιοκτησιών – Κανονισμός Κτιρίου

(Praxi Sistasis Idioktision – Kanonismos Ktiriou)

AUTHORIZED ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS OF ABOVE DEED

Σχέδια Κατόψεων Προσαρτημένα στην Πράξη Σύστασης

(Architektonika Sxedia Prosartimena sthn Praxi Sistasis)

 

D. PROPERTY LEGALIZED after 2010: 

DECLARATION/ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS of LAW #4178/13

Δήλωση Νομιμοποίησης/Αρχιτεκτονικά Σχέδια του Ν. 4178/13

(Dilosi Nomimopoiisis/Architektonika Sxedia N. 4178/13)

DECLARATION/FLOOR PLAN of LAW #3843/10

Δήλωση Νομιμοποίησης/Σχέδιο Κάτοψης του Ν. 3843/10

(Dilosi Nomimopoiisis/Sxedio Katopsis N. 3843/10)

 

PART 3: TAX DOCUMENTS

E-9: REAL PROPERTY DECLARATION FORM 

Ε-9: Δήλωση Στοιχείων Ακινήτων (Dilosi Stoixeion Akiniton)

E-1: INCOME TAX DECLARATION FORM 

Ε-1: Δήλωση Φορολογίας Εισοδήματος (Dilosi Forologias Eisodimatos)

  E-2: LIST OF RENTAL INCOME (if applicable)

Ε-2: Αναλυτική Κατάσταση Μισθωμάτων

(Analitiki Katastasi Misthomaton)

  E: INCOME TAX RETURN  

Ε: Εκκαθαριστικό Εφορίας (Ekatharistiko Eforias)

  K-1 INHERITANCE TAX DECLARATION FORM (if applicable)

Δήλωση Φόρου Κληρονομιάς (Dilosi Forou Klironomias)

  UNIFORM PROPERTY OWNERSHIP TAX (EN.F.I.A.) CERTIFICATE

Πιστοποιητικό ΕΝ.Φ.Ι.Α./Ενιαίου Φόρου Ιδιοκτησίας Ακινήτων

(Pistopoiitiko EN.F.I.A./Eniaiou Forou Idioktisias Akiniton)

  TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE

Βεβαίωση Φορολογικής Ενημερότητας

(Vevaiosi Forologikis Enimerotitas)

 

Don’t panic!

It’s all doable. It helps to have someone who knows the system and the requirements to help you along. Please feel free to contact me for assistance.

 

Deadline reminder!

The grace period for declaring “Illegal Structures and Property Violations” is approaching and ends February 8, 2016. While it is still uncertain if the current deadline will be extended, the Greek Government is considering extending this deadline for an additional 6 months until a new law with higher fines for late filings is ready and in effect. But don’t wait, because things change continually, and you don’t want to be in violation.


 

Other articles in this series: 

Own Property in Greece? Read This!

Guide to Greece’s Property Laws: Illegal Structures

Guide to Greece’s Property Laws: Energy Performance Certificates

Guide to Greece’s Property Laws: Hellenic Cadastre

Guide to Greece’s Property Laws: Electronic Building ID Code

Deadline Approaching to Legalize Greek Property

Katerina Sirouni

Katerina Sirouni

Chicago native Katerina Sirouni is an Athens, Greece-based licensed architect. She received her degree in Architecture and Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.

Katerina is experienced in designing, constructing and renovating residential and commercial property, as well as issuing all property-related certificates and permits. She offers property management and consulting services predominantly to non-Greek residents with regard to property in Greece.

Last year, Katerina published a well-regarded series of articles in The Greek Star newspaper, entitled, “The Changing Landscape of Property Ownership in Greece: Know Your Rights and Obligations.” She also
conducted workshops in Chicago and New York, educating Americans about the new laws, and how they affect their property in Greece.

Connect: info@ksirouni.com
Katerina Sirouni

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