Knowing the Albanian Property market just as like any other market can be daunting and stressful. Through our site we try to give as much as possible information needed for all visitors.
Below you will read some of the most common questions.
Not if you buy an apartment or a house. Only if you intent to purchase a land or to have a commercial activity. The fees for creating a company are around 100-300 Euros (including creation, Registration, status, decision of court, notary fees etc). Then local & licensee taxes need to be paid aprox (€1000/year).
Anyone can own a property in Albania. Personal ownership is the most common case for a foreigner purchasing in Albania. There is no need of creating a local company like neighbouring countries Montenegro, Romania,...
There are NO restrictions for foreigners to invest in Albanian property (except for agricultural lands).
YES. There is an agreement to be signed by both co-owners (for more detailed information please email us).
YES non-resident mortgage financing is available. Most of these banks are offering very competitive rates from as little as 5.5% for locals and from 7% (in Euros) for non residents with terms from 1 to 30 years with options of interest payment only. Many of these banks are offering 100% mortgages loan to local buyers. For foreigners specific favourable terms are applicable and some banks do not request client to come over to Albania so the process can be done online or through our Broker (Broker is recommended as it is hassle free).
(Independent legal advise is strongly recommended) Attorneys can provide valuable services to purchasers of Albania real estate such as document review, verification of title deeds, translation, drafting of contracts, tax tips, PoA, etc.
Normally the fees depend on the service, size of the property and total price. In most cases Independent lawyer do cover notary fees but the cost is around 40-70 euros for a transaction of €100’000. There is a notary fee t o be paid when the final sales contract does take place which is also around 40-70 euros.
YES this office called ZRPP (State office of registration of property) is properly run and manages a clear and fully acknowledged ownership history for each lot.
There are no other costs invlolved by the buyer. There are some expenses to be paid to ZRPP, but in most cases aprox 500 Euros which should be paid by developer.
We do not charge clients any commission. We get paid through sellers/developers.
YES. Through our three Albania offices that have been operating for over 10 years we offer for overseas as well as local owners rental, provide property maintenance services if required and re-sales.
From 1st of January 2008 was announced the flat fee rate 10% capital gains tax. Albania is one of the countries with the lowest fiscal burden.
A tax of 10% is due on the amount of the rent starting from January 2008.
There is NO inheritance tax and gift tax is 3%! In case of personal ownership it is desirable to make a will in respect to your Albanian property as soon as you become the owner.
Costs will depend on how large the property is. For apartments the cost is €3 to €5 per m2 per YEAR!