Our real estate practice offers a wide range of legal advisory and commercial contract services, with a global perspective.

The dedicated real estate team at Ballas Pelecanos Law offers a full range of real estate law services to our diverse domestic and international client portfolio. In our day to day work, we represent, advise, and provide all necessary assistance to our clients throughout the real estate sale, purchase, and leasing procedure cycles. At the same time, we have an equally strong and peer acknowledged litigation and alternative dispute resolution offering.

By adopting a global perspective, we ensure that our legal actions are strategically aligned with our clients' international interests. We are well-versed in navigating the complexities of different legal systems, enabling us to deliver effective solutions that cater to the diverse requirements of cross-border projects.

Over the years, we have represented domestic and international clients in the purchase, sale and leasing of various types of commercial properties, including retail spaces, hotels and office buildings. Our firm has also assisted a number of private clients with all aspects related to the construction, purchase and sale, and leasing of residential properties throughout the Greek territory, including related litigation.

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Our team assists clients in making informed investment decisions by identifying and assessing both the opportunities and the common risks involved in real estate investment.

We perform legal researches on the properties at the competent Land Registries and/or Cadastral Offices to confirm that the title deeds are in good order, the current owners have a valid and undisputed claim to the properties and the properties are free from any mortgages, liabilities, seizures and/or third-party claims.

Our dedicated team prepares and provides legal due diligence, including the findings resulting from the performed legal researches. In cooperation with our technical advisors, we are also able to al offer assistance on technical due diligence and legalisation.

We perform due diligence on owner companies in case of real estate acquisition through share deals.

We support clients (either buyers or sellers) in the drafting, negotiation and conclusion of Share Purchase Agreements (SPAs) in share deals.

We offer comprehensive legal advice to domestic and international commercial investors interested in buying or selling commercial real estate properties in Greece, by supporting them with the establishment of special purpose vehicles (SPVs), joint ventures and partnerships.

Our team provides legal consultation services on all financing aspects concerning commercial bank loans, loans in bonds, long term loan financings, issuance of bank guarantees and letters of credit, opening of bank accounts, as well as shareholder guarantees and financings.

We help clients and provide commercial property law advice and support on all legal matters related to property commercial management and operation, including, among many others, commercial leases and commercial property licenses, leasing and time-sharing contracts, commercial property financing, real estate and investment property development as well as property maintenance.

We represent property owners and tenants in a wide range of real estate disputes, including, among others, disputes about ownership and/or interests in property, disputes about contracts, leases and mortgages and disputes about repossession of property, including eviction of tenants and recovery of rent.

Our team advises non-EU citizens in the context of their real estate investments related to the issuance of a residence permit in Greece, widely known as “Golden Visa”. Our law firm supports such clients during the entire procedure, from choosing the investment that covers the client’s needs to the actual implementation of the investment, and the issuance of the Golden Visa.

Our law firm, in cooperation with our technical advisors, provides legal advice to clients regarding land use and zoning issues, as well as other aspects of planning issues, including use permits, zoning changes, site plan reviews and the preparation of all types of administrative, quasi-judicial and legislative zoning applications.

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