Property Guide Latvia

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Legal matters

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To buy, sell, rent or perform any other significant action with a Latvian property, one is obliged to undergo certain legal procedures and conform to certain standards and laws.


Depending on your actions, the following documents may be relevant:

Please note that this is not a full list, but just an example to provide you with the general knowledge about what kind of documents are expected in each case. Some of them, like a transaction agreement/contract, are always necessary, while others may be optional. Furthermore, relevant institutions, such as banks, may request additional documents. In order to prevent a situation when you are asked for more documentation and are forced to visit relevant agencies multiple times (thus wasting your time), it is advisable to use the services of a property guide company, so that they gather maximum information before starting any procedures.

Laws and regulations

As of 2018, there are approximately 20 most important laws regulating the majority of real estate activities. While you as a property investor, are not obliged to be an expert in this matter, it is useful to generally know, which areas in particular are regulated by the Latvian government. For example, it is useful to know that in the summer of 2017 a regulation classifying buildings by their usage has been repealed, and with it - any restrictions that had stemmed from such a classification. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the laws: