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Real Estate

16 November 2018
Alexander Mühleisen Formal requirements on agreements to amend real estate purchase contracts after conveyance

Germany - Noerr LLP

Federal Court of Justice case law suggests that the parties to a real estate purchase contract can in principle immediately change its content without having to comply with notarial form requirements after the notarial certification of the real estate purchase contract containing the conveyance has been concluded. The court's recent decision in this regard is to be welcomed in the interests of the continuity of its case law and in view of the lower courts' increasingly inconsistent case law in the past.

Authors: Alexander Mühleisen, David Zafra Carollo
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Michael Lips Federal Supreme Court decision on compensation due to limitation of secondary homes

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

The Federal Supreme Court recently addressed for the first time whether the prohibition to build secondary homes on private property entitles landowners to compensation. The court ruled on the consequences of the withdrawal of a previously established right through an amendment of the law and clarified that the concept of private property is not a fixed notion inaccessible to change. There is no entitlement to a permanent definition of the concept of private property.

Authors: Michael Lips, Evelyn Frei
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