Here are the main rules:
- You must have a lawyer registered in Montenegro.
- Lawyers in Montenegro work in general practice with a wide area. However, some are also specialized only in the real estate market.
- Use an independent attorney to perform your property purchase.
- Do not use the same attorney as the seller.
- Try to get a recommendation from another buyer.
- An attorney who speaks English does not necessarily have to be good.
- Ask the lawyer what services he offers you.
- You need to clarify with the attorney which tasks he will do for you.
(Visit of the local authorities, various checks on the property and the seller, etc.)
- A power of attorney for the lawyer is valid in Montenegro only if it is also ratified by a notary.
- You can also sign a power of attorney in your own country and ratify it at the notary.
- Think about giving the lawyer access to her Montenegrin bank account, which really makes sense. You can of course also access your account from abroad and make payments online.
- In the attorney’s power of attorney, all permitted activities relating to the property are precisely formulated. Please note this!
- Let prior to signing the power of attorney a court translator of their language to translate the power of attorney.
- Keep copies of the activities, property list, contract and all other documents related to the property itself.
- Carefully check that everything has been processed correctly.
- Correct inconsistencies immediately.