Buying land or property in the picturesque island of Symi is attractive for investment or business reasons as well as residence or retirement purposes.
Symi is the eighth in size island of the Dodecanese of the South Aegean Region. It is situated 12 miles North-west of Rhodes, with total extension 57.865 square kilometres. The island’s natural port is “Gialos”, around which the city of Symi sprawls amphitheatrically. The basic settlements of Symi are : Symi, Emporio, Marathountas , Pedi and Panormitis.
All real estates of Symi are registered in the Land Registry of Symi which is located in Symi and appertains to the First Instance Court of Rhodes. The Land Registry keeps files of all ownership and transaction deeds, legal encumbrances and claims, regarding the properties. It is significant for legal check to be conducted through the Land Registry of Symi, before signing a preliminary contract, paying a deposit and purchasing any property in Symi.
Our law office carries out all searches in the Land Registry of Symi , obtains all the necessary paperwork, to confirm that there are no outstanding debts or encumbrances on the property, in order to ensure an efficient and secure property transaction.
Property checks should be done before you pay realtor fees to hold a property and before you make a down payment.
All foreign citizens are eligible to purchase property in Symi, but there are specific stipulations under Greek Law regulating the ability of non- EU nationals to buy or acquire rights to Symi real estates , as Symi is a borderland area of Greece and application for a permit to purchase, along with specific documents, are submitted to the Committee of the Borderland Areas of Greece , which is based in Rhodes.
Our law office undertakes the procedure for the preparation and submission of the application for the permit to purchase regarding the specific property. The permit is usually granted within 3 to 5 months from application.