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December 4, 2013 /

Some prospective buyers of foreign real estate ask for a simple conveyancing process with home country based protection. This is possible pursuant to EU regulations on law choice and choice of forum.

Support by CROBECO partners (specialized notaries public) from your home country

December 2, 2013 /

A notary who follows the CROBECO approach has to be familiar with two legal systems. His home country law on obligations and the for him foreign legislation for registration in the country where the plot of land is located.


December 2, 2013 /

CROBECO is an ELRA initiative, awarded with a Grant by the European Commission. CROBECO concerns cross border registration in foreign Land Registers. It introduces an alternative conceyancing process for foreign buyers of real estate.

Known problems for foreign buyers *

December 2, 2013 /

CROBECO solves problems such as: A foreign buyer cannot use or build his house as intended because of unknown public limitations. The plot of land is smaller then expected because the legal boundary differs from the ditch or fence. The buyer has to pay for overdue unpaid taxes or overdue contributions to a community of […]

New ELRA Project – IMOLA

November 27, 2013 /

The Board of the European Land Registry Association (ELRA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new project.

XVII ELRA General Assembly

May 23, 2013 /

Hosted by the Instituto dos Registos et do Notariado de Portugal, the XVII ELRA General Assembly took place in Lisbon on Thursday 23rd May 2013.

Welcome speech

May 23, 2013 /

Speech by Alasdair Lewis to the ELRA General Assembly in Lisbon on 23 May 2013

Speech by Alasdair Lewis to the ELRA General Assembly in Lisbon on 23 May 2013

May 23, 2013 /

Thank you all for asking me to be the President of ELRA. It is an honour and a privilege. I would like to start by paying tribute to the outgoing Board and to Wim in particular. Under your leadership the Association has gone from strength to strength. I hope that the new Board and I […]

1st CROBECO II Conference: Lisbon, May 2013

May 22, 2013 /

On 22nd May 2013 Dutch notary Leo Kok successfully tested the system for electronic submission of a deed from Netherlands to Portugal. The test took place at the first CROBECO II Conference in Lisbon.

Present and future of the mortgage as security

January 1, 2013 /

Javier Gómez Gálligo Attorney, Directorate-General of Registries and Notarial Affairs Standing Member of the Codes Commission Approach The mortgage financing model is on its last legs. And it will topple unless measures are taken, and quickly, for its reform. This is not only because of the current financial crisis, which has caused credit in general […]

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