Representing the buyer
If the buyer resides overseas, he can authorise the lawyer or his local proxy to represent him in connection with any or all acts and transactions required for the purchase of real estate, by providing them with a special Power of Attorney during his/her first visit in Athens; and, in any case, after the selection of the property by the buyer.
This Power of Attorney could also be signed at any Greek Embassy or Consulate abroad.
Registering the Sale & Purchase Contract with the local Land Registry or Deeds Registry
After being signed, the contract needs to be registered with the local Land Registry or Deeds Registry.
Pre-contact property taxes are payable by the buyer prior to signing the sale and purchase contract, as the relevant payment receipts have to be attached to it.