Real Estate and Property Law

Real estate investments by private persons or companies are of particular importance because of their transaction volume and the long-term capital commitment involved. PAULUS.WESTERWELLE advises on all aspects of real estate law.

Real estate transactions

We frequently provide legal advice to family offices, project developers, and investors with regards to the acquisition and sale of properties, especially larger portfolio transactions. Our services comprise preparation of all legal documents required for the transactions as well as the drafting and negotiating of agreements for our clients.

 

Building and architectural law

We provide legal advice to our clients throughout the entire construction process. In particular, this involves the preparation and review of construction and architects’ agreements, the assertion of claims in case of constructional defects, and the provision of advice in cases of insolvency of the other party.

Tenancy law

We offer comprehensive legal counselling with regard to residential and commercial lease agreements. This includes the preparation and review of lease agreements, the management of existing lease agreements (especially assertion of or defence against rent increases and reductions as well as damage claims), and the economically feasible execution and termination of lease agreements.

Residential property law

We advise on all legal problems relating to residential property law (Wohnungseigentumsrecht). Our service comprises the review of respective SPA’s and partition declarations, provision of legal advice to the community of owners or single condominium owners with regards to the remediation of defects, structural alterations of the shared property as well as modernisations, supporting the property manager (Verwalter) in the course of the preparation of the owner’s meeting, review of the validity of resolutions of the community of owners, and collection of outstanding monies or representation of our clients at the owners meeting.

Real estate brokerage law

Besides the legal interests of owners, landlords, and tenants of real properties, we also represent the interests of brokers or their respective customers. Our services include the preparation of review of model agreements, the assertion of or defence against provision claims, as well as defence against alleged damage claims.