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Tools to assist foreign notaries

December 4, 2013 /

The European Land Registers Network provides answers to questions on foreign legislation A repository of clauses provides examples of clauses in contracts of sale that were accepted by the Registrar in the country of the plot of land. A help desk assists foreign conveyancers to collect relevant information and fulfil tax formalities in the foreign country. More information. A help desk […]

Legal Characteristics

December 4, 2013 /

CROBECO described an alternative European conveyancing process that could contribute to a better cross border service of documents (art 81 TFEU). For property rights the law of the country of the plot (“lex rei sitae”) is fully respected (art 345 TFEU), but for contractual and non contractual obligations the law choice is used to make the law of the country of the foreign buyer applicable.

Goal of CROBECO

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.

About CROBECO

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 […]

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