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Probate challenges to Consider When Buying or Selling Residential Real Estate In Israel

If you plan to buy or sell residential property in Israel, you need to comply not only with the requirements pertaining to real estate law but also any applicable probate laws. Buyers and sellers from other countries are often surprised at how these laws intertwine in Israeli real estate transactions.

Aharoni Law Firm manages legal compliance for international individuals and businesses buying or selling property in Israel. We handle all aspects of transactions so that you can complete a purchase or sale remotely at your convenience.

What to Monitor?

In addition to the general issues involved in the buying or selling of residential real estate in Israel, there are also legal and probate-related issues to consider, including:

  1. Inheritance laws: If the property is being sold by an estate, the buyer must be aware of the applicable inheritance laws that may affect the transfer of ownership.
  2. Wills: If the property is being sold by an estate, the buyer must ensure that the seller had a valid will in place and that all estate-related legal procedures have been properly followed.
  3. Power of attorney: If the seller is unable to sign the sale agreement in person, they may need to grant a power of attorney to an agent who can act on their behalf.
  4. Legal representation: Both the buyer and seller should consider obtaining legal representation to ensure that their rights and interests are protected throughout the transaction.
  5. Regulations and restrictions: The buyer must be aware of any regulatory restrictions or limitations that may affect the use of the property, such as zoning regulations, building codes, and environmental protection laws.
  6. Tax implications: The buyer and seller must understand the tax implications of the transaction, including capital gains tax and transfer taxes. Failure to comply can be very costly.
  7. Dispute resolution: In the event of a dispute, the buyer and seller must be aware of the options for resolving the dispute, such as mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

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At Aharoni Law Firm we have one goal: provide solutions to our international clients facing legal issues in Israel. Our practice values are rooted in a commitment to listening, a drive to problem solve, and a desire to offer legal expertise that is both helpful and convenient. With four offices across the world, Aharoni Law Firm knows no borders. We literally cross oceans for our clients solving legal issues in Israeli probate, estate, property, and business law matters.

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My expertise lies in assisting heirs and clients in the identification and acquisition of inherited assets in Israel, resolving estate and real estate conflicts, and facilitating transactions involving Israeli real estate, investments, and businesses. I am dedicated to helping my clients build equity and achieve their goals.