Sale of a commonhold property
table of content
The district court (→ BMJ)German text in whose district the property is located
- purchase agreementGerman text with certified signatures of the buyer and seller;
- tax clearance certificateGerman text from the tax officeGerman text or declaration of self-assessed calculationGerman text made by a notary(→ ÖNK)German text or a lawyer (→ ÖRAK)German text
- proof of citizenship of the buyer;
- foreign nationals who are not equated with Austrian citizens as part of international agreements (e.g. freedom of movement for workers in the EU) will additionally require
- approval from the Property Transfer Commission (in Vienna: → MA 35German text)
Costs and fees
- Filing fee for the application: 47 Euro, if the application is not submitted electronicallyGerman text : 66 Euro
- Additionally, for entry of the ownership title in the land register (registration) for the purpose of acquiring ownership: 1.1 % of the purchase price.
If the fee is paid by direct debit or collection when entering ownership titles in the land register for the purpose of acquiring ownership, this is reduced by 23 Euro.
In the case of subsidised commonhold properties a prohibition on sale is often entered in the land register in favour of the state government. This is the condition for granting subsidies and is designed to prevent the owner of a subsidised commonhold property from immediately reselling that property for profit. As long as the subsidy is in place, sale is only possible with the approval of the respective funding institute of the federal state in question.
Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Justice