Nowadays, the real estate industry is characterised by complex issues and a multitude of standards and laws that require sound legal advice. These topics affect builders, project developers, and institutional real estate investors as well as sellers and buyers of apartments, detached homes, and land, but also landlords and tenants, property managers, and real estate agents.
The real estate team at PwC Legal will assist you in finding a tailor-made legal solution for your situation in order to give you complete legal certainty with regard to your concern. We focus on your objectives and interests and help you achieve the desired result quickly and efficiently.
Our experts have many years of in-depth consulting practice in all aspects of real estate law. National and international investors and institutional buyers in Austria rely on our expertise just as much as family businesses and private customers with special projects.
Legal advice and support for real estate transactions
Every large-volume real estate transaction, whether via asset deal or share deal, is a highly complex process in which many details must be taken into account. We will identify the requirements for the intended transaction, advise you in your choice of the legally optimal transaction structure, including tax aspects, and assist you as legal advisers in drafting and negotiating the purchase agreement, through signing and closing it, up to the final post-closing steps. We also have many years of experience in carrying out due diligence reviews and will prepare a needs-oriented report for you in order to identify any risks in advance and to be able to take them into account properly in the purchase agreement.
Support and settlement of property development projects and project developments
We advise both property developers in the construction of residential complexes and project developers in the implementation of hotel or logistics projects and take care of all legal aspects. This includes, for example, legal support in obtaining a building permit (and, if applicable, an operating licence) as well as drafting and negotiating the relevant planning and construction contracts, such as general planner agreements, general contractor agreements, or overall construction manager agreements, and also legal advice on facility management. We then support you in the legal implementation of the intended use, regardless of whether it is the sale of apartments within the framework of the BTVG or the conclusion of existing contracts (rental or lease agreements) with third parties such as retailers, hotel operators or logistics companies.
Special concerns of real estate law
Our real estate legal advisers are there for you in all areas: Be it shared working spaces, smart living, micro apartments, student housing, logistics or industrial construction projects, the hotel and leisure industry – we take care of commercial lease agreements, sale-and-lease-back agreements, trusteeships, or due diligence reviews.
Furthermore, we advise both companies and individuals on all types of purchase and lease agreements. We will be happy to support you in all legal matters, regardless of whether you want to realise your personal dream of buying a detached house, a plot of land, or an apartment, or if you are interested in acquiring a property as an investment. We will also advise you if you want to rent or lease your property and will be happy to answer any questions you may have dealing with land register or land transfer law, building regulations, or regional planning and property law.
Legal advice: targeted, solution-oriented
Real estate projects of all kinds and real estate law itself require high-quality legal advice down to the smallest details. But we also keep an eye on the economic aspects: Outstanding service and effective solutions make all the difference. We deliver and provide exactly what you want and need – no more, no less.
Additional Legal Services
Real estate transaction advice
Advice on transactions on the buyer or seller side
Transaction structuring including tax structuring in cooperation with firms from the PwC network, including the establishment of investment structures
Conducting due diligence reviews
Advice on share and asset deals, forward and forward funding deals
Taking over of trusteeships
Legal advice on project development
Advice on real estate transactions, building permits, and operating licences
Advice on real estate development, in particular in connection with planning and construction contracts
Advice on exits, both through a real estate transaction or utilisation in accordance with the BTVG
Ongoing advice on real estate law
Comprehensive, ongoing support for investment structures
Advice in connection with commercial leases and sale-and-lease-back agreements
Advice in connection with other real estate contracts such as building rights and superaedificate agreements, easement agreements, and the like.
Special industry expertise
Advice in the hotel and leisure industry, in particular on the acquisition or sale and development of hotel properties and on hotel rental, leasing, or management contracts, as well as on ‘mixed-use’ concepts with accommodation facilities / hotels / student residences
Advice on logistics and industrial construction projects
Advice in connection with shared working spaces, smart living, micro-apartments, and student accommodation