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Real Estate

31 August 2018
Martin Foerster Demolition crackdown: Vienna protects its buildings

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The City of Vienna recently announced its intention to reform the building code. Some building owners consider it unfair that strict maintenance obligations and rent limits apply only to old buildings, whereas buildings constructed after 8 May 1945 can be let at market rent. As a result, many building owners have chosen to tear down historic buildings and erect new concrete and steel structures in their place. Therefore, one of the aims of the reform is to protect the city's historic buildings.

Author: Martin Foerster
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Gabriela Harfush H Prior consultation with indigenous communities: key requirement for real estate developers

Mexico - Santamarina y Steta

Convention 169 – Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention establishes that indigenous peoples or communities must be consulted on any legislative or administrative act that may directly affect them. Companies that intend to develop or invest in real estate projects in Mexico should therefore consider community consultation as part of their feasibility criteria.

Author: Gabriela Harfush H
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Recent updates

Isaac Zatarain V How to acquire real estate in Mexico: alternate investment vehicles

Mexico - Santamarina y Steta

Author: Isaac Zatarain V
Alexander Goepfert New RETT rules for share deals

Germany - Noerr LLP

Authors: Alexander Goepfert, Martin Haisch
Michael Lips Federal government drops plan to tighten rules on foreign real property investments

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

Authors: Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher

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