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Real Estate Glossary

Land Register

The land register is a public record for evidence of title or other rights of use to properties. The German name is “Grundbuch.” In Germany, the land register provides the following data on each property:

  • location and size of the property
  • leasehold rights (including without being limited to ground leases or freehold ownership rights)
  • the name of the owner and, whenever there is more than one owner, the share owned by each
  • land charges and restrictions (including, inter alia, priority notices of conveyance, easements, and restraints on disposal, such as rights of pre-emption or rights of residence)
  • mortgage liens, such as, mortgages and property charges.

The records of the land register are kept by the land registry. However, if changes to the land register need to be made, e.g. due to the purchase of a freehold, an application must be filed that is processed by the proper district court.

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