REAL ESTATE IN GREECE – A SHORT GUIDE

A. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Acquisition of ownership

The rights on real property may differ in extent and kind (full ownership, usufruct, bare property etc.). This outline is restricted to offering information about the transfer of full ownership either absolute or joint.

The basic way to acquire ownership of real property is through a contract between the owner and the acquirer that for a lawful cause (e.g. sale, gift) the ownership is transferred to the acquirer. The contract is necessarily vested the form of a notarial deed and needs to be registered in the competent Land Registry, failing which there is no legal transfer of title.

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Greek labour law in a nutshell

Greek labor law is quite intricate and extensive, as it is based on a broad variety of sources, including national and international laws, Collective Labour Agreements, working practices and customs, law precedents and individual contracts. Moreover, a lot of controversial changes have been enacted lately as a consequence of the increased pressure upon Greece for reforms. A synopsis of such law is set forth below with a purpose to offering a very short and elementary introduction. The information below refers generally to dependent employment relationships, taking note however that special rules may apply to certain types of dependent work (e.g. sailors).

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Aspects of the marine-labour accident in Greece

It is a sad truth that human activity will always involve failures and accidents. Shipping is not an exception, no matter how strict safety measures are implemented from time to time. This article combines a very short introduction to the marine-labour accident under Greek law with an attempt to clarify, as possible within the scope of a general introduction, few issues that cause confusion.

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