Legal Services

While moving to a new country, or living in another country you’ll find that things sometimes go different than what you are used to and you can easily run into issues you weren’t prepared for.

We, at First National Group, are here to help you on your way and through the process of moving and living in Greece or Cyprus. Take a look around our website for more information or get in touch with us. If you are in the area you are welcome to visit our offices where you’ll be greeted by our receptionists who will then direct you to the professional you need to see.

We pledge in comprehensive legal advice and services, quality and professionalism in any type of case.
So, don’t hesitate to contact us for any information you may require.

 

 

Residence Permits for Real Estate owners

GREECE

€250.000+ for Permanent Residence

 

It is obtained for the entire family, including dependent children up to age 18!

We assist our clients with document preparation and filing, legal advice, housing and real estate taxation.
All information including Services/Forms can be obtained from Govt authorities for free.

The process and the supporting documentation required of third-country citizens who own real estate, the value of which exceeds €250.000, in order to obtain residence permits in Greece is simple and permanent residence is obtained within 3 months.

While most of the information that is found here can also be found in the relevant pages of the Greek government, finding those pages, which are spread over several ministries and departments, can be cumbersome and time consuming. First National makes that process faster and easier.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE:

Please download here a Brief Guide to Permanent Residence Permits for real estate owners in Greece in the following languages:

GreekEnglishArabicChinese and Russian

 

 

Areas of real estate and property law services include:

  • Buying and selling residential or commercial property
  • Drafting contracts and title deeds
  • Other forms of property transfers
  • Leasing/renting issues
  • Foreclosures and mortgage issues
  • Boundary and zoning disputes, zoning
  • Land development, construction and property development
  • Capital gains, estate planning, asset protection and administration, and
  • Settlement of property claims

 CYPRUS

 €300,000+ Permanent Residency

 EU Citizenship

There are two citizenship schemes available, one for a single luxury purchase and the other for multiple units, as detailed below:
€2.500.000 investment in one single luxury Property
OR
€500.000 for your family residence plus €2.000.000 or more investment in one single property or multiple real estate units
Citizenship is obtained for the entire family, including dependent children up to age 28!

In addition to a low investment threshold the Cyprus program also offers some of the simplest application criteria and conditions, and citizenship is obtained almost immediately:

  • To maintain the citizenship, the investor must always keep a real estate property of minimum value €500,000 which will be declared as his permanent residence. The remaining €2.000.000 investment may be sold after 3 years.
  • Any property purchased during the past three years will count towards the above mentioned investment figures. In such cases the purchaser must acquire additional real estate to reach the total required investment. However, a three year period must not have passed before the application submission
  • Applicants must hold a clear criminal record from the country of origin and or Cyprus
  • Applicants will be part of a collective real estate purchase scheme

While most of the information that is found here can also be found in the relevant pages of the Cyprus government, finding those pages, which are spread over several ministries and departments, can be cumbersome and time consuming. First National Group makes that process faster and easier.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE:

Please download here a complete Guide to Permanent Residence Permits in Cyprus in the following languages:

Greek, EnglishArabic,Chinese and Russian.

Property & Real Estate

Property & Real Estate is an area that legal advice is very often sought in Greece and in Cyprus in matters like buying property, land survey and registration, conveyance, contracts, mortgages. We undertake to manage your case and take all necessary steps to facilitate your transactions.

Conveyance of Property: transfer properties, purchasing and selling property in Greece and Cyprus, title’s search, forming the purchasing and selling contracts.

Construction law: forming legal building contracts for those who have purchased a plot in Greece and Cyprus and wish to built on it.

Taxation matters: for those who have purchased property in Greece and Cyprus, or have decided to come and live.

Property Management: Arranging all matters related to your Greek and Cyprus property. Matters which are directly legal (i.e renting your property, paying your property
taxes, etc), as well as those who are day-to day-rising matters, (dispute among tenants in your building, taking care of your common bills, attending meetings with the care taker, etc).

 

Company Law

It is often the case that a European and/or outside EU citizen requires legal help in establishing a company in Greece or Cyprus, or legal advice regarding offshore companies.
We are here to offer comprehensible legal advice on all Company Law matters like company establishment, company winding up and liquidation proceedings.

EU Law

It is often the case that EC rules, regulations need to be applied in many situations. We offer comprehensible and quality legal advice in regard to their interpretation and application.

 

INHERITANCE  ISSUES

Wills and Probate: preparing Wills for Greek, Cypriot and Non-Greek/Cypriot people who have assets in Greece or Cyprus and Probate the Wills, in front of the local Courts.

Inheritance law: accepting inheritances all over the Greek or Cyprus regions and issuing Court’s inheritance certificates.

Retrieving all sorts of legal documents from the Greek public offices, the Greek archives and Greek Courts, such as: Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Army, Inheritance certificates and legal documents.

The Courts are the ones who have the authority by law, to serve all the people who reside abroad and have Inheritance legal issues to solve anywhere in Greece or Cyprus.

It is very important to know that when a person (Greek, Cypriot or not) dies abroad, then, by law, his heirs must take all necessary actions.

Our lawyers have one purpose only: To inform, assist and serve, all those people who reside abroad and have Inheritance legal issues to solve, anywhere in Greece or Cyprus.