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Your property in Ukraine

Legal support of real estate investments

Ukraine is attractive for real estate investments. Experts note that this is due to the decrease in quality and affordable assets in other European countries.

 

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

According to experts, the Ukrainian real estate market is undervalued: there is a possibility of rent growth in all segments of commercial real estate (offices, warehouses, retail real estate), and capitalization rates create an attractive return for investors. Capitalization rates for premium assets in office real estate are 12%, for commercial real estate - 12.5%, and 12.5% ​​-13% for logistics.

In 2018, investment transactions in the global commercial real estate market set an absolute record. According to JLL   report, last year the volume of investments grew by 4% and reached its maximum level in the decade -
733 billion dollars.

Investment in apartments

In addition to investments in commercial real estate, the option of investing directly in housing remains popular. Housing prices in Kiev have traditionally remained quite high. Over the past two years, more than 5.2 thousand apartments have been acquired in new buildings in Kiev as an investment. Return on investment in primary real estate in the case of resale of apartments after entering the end of construction can reach 44% in 2 years. With a good choice of the apartment, renting out can bring up to 12% per annum.
This is a stable and reliable income that you can provide for yourself for many years.

Investment is not a gamble.
Without the support of a lawyer the risks are too high

Risks associated with the purchase of real estate in Ukraine

To choose the best option for investment, one needs to correctly assess all the risks and make calculations for the future. Next we will consider the possible risks associated with the purchase of real estate in Ukraine.

• DISHONEST VENDOR. The seller hides from you the real reasons for the sale of real estate, the problem status of the property, other persons laying claims to this object. The seller has no legal right to sell real estate.

• ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION. The developer does not have all the necessary building permits and the rights to land or construction are carried out with violations. Real estate or land for construction are on bail, arrest or court restraint.

• ILLEGAL PRIVATIZATION. The property was privatized illegally or the 3rd person rights to privatization were violated, which makes it problematic

• PROBLEM WITH DOCUMENTS. The purchase contract or other documents are executed illegally, with violations or errors, which causes you problems with the apartment in the future. The contract contains special conditions that make the transaction illegal or hidden conditions for not returning the deposit / advance payment, hence the risk of losing both money and the apartment.

• UNDERSTATED COST. Understating the cost of an apartment in the contract without guarantees for you creates a risk of losing money and tax penalties

Foothold.in.ua offers the following service packages

Service Pack REAL ESTATE SELECTION

  • Selection of investment options for your requirements (up to 10 objects)

  • Preliminary verification of the reliability of real estate objects using open sources

Service Pack FULL CHECK - detailed Expert Report with Recommendations

 

Seller / Developer Verification

• the property authority, authority to constructing

• the authority of the Seller or his representative to make the deal

• checking for injunctions, arrests and other judicial restrictions

 

Check of the property

• Full analysis of real estate documents, historical background of the property

• Verification of the legality of construction, the existence of judicial restrictions and injunctions

 

Check of purchase / investment conditions

• Verification of the construction purchase / investment scheme

• Analysis of the material terms of the transaction, identification of risks for the Client and provision of options for their elimination

• Recommendations for insurance cover for risks, obtaining additional guarantees

 

Signing an investment agreement

• verification of documents during the transaction

• elimination of risks (obtaining guarantees, preparation of letters of guarantee or receipts)

• Amendments to the contract, coordination of disputes

• verification of signatory authority

• visit and presence of a lawyer for monitoring of the procedure of concluding the transaction with a notary / Developer (up to 2 hours)

• monitoring of settlement of payments

• verification of documents after the deal

 

Service Pack FULL PACKAGE

The package includes FULL CHECK + legal support for the purchase

Service Pack SUPPORT OF INVESTMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

1. Consulting support 24/7.

24/7 consulting support of the client by our lawyer during the entire period of construction until the receipt of property documents.

 

2. Property Verification

Check of the legitimacy of the construction and reliability of the developer. Providing a report and purchase recommendations.

 

3. Monthly audit of the construction

Our specialists perform monthly audit of the construction process and of the reliability of the developer.

During the audit, our lawyers:

• visit the construction site and record the progress of construction

• visit the sales department or the head office of the developer's company to carry out an audit of the relevance of construction documents and monitor changes in documentation

• conducts a review of databases in order to identify risks and negative consequences for the client

• a photo report on the progress of construction is sent to the client. In case risks are identified, we immediately inform the client about the situation and agree upon the security measures for the client’s investments.

 

4. Verification of contracts

• Verification of the reservation contract, introduction of amendments, approval of amendments with the sales department.

• Verification of the investment agreement with 100% investment or with installment payments, introduction of amendments, approval of amendments with the sales department.

• Verification of contracts and additional agreements that the developer proposes for signing at the entire construction stage, introduction of amendments, coordination of amendments with the sales department.

• Checking the new investment scheme that the developer offers for signing (in case of a change in the course of construction), introduction of amendments, approval of amendments with the sales department.

• Verification of the main contract with the developer if such contract is provided for by the investment scheme (for example, barter, sales contract, etc.)

 

5. Transfer of property to investor

Upon completion of construction and commissioning, the developer invites investors to sign the Act of Acceptance and Transfer of real estate with the further handover of keys.

During the transfer the real estate you will be accompanied by a lawyer and a construction specialist. After inspection, they will make a report on construction defects and agree with the developer to eliminate them.

 

6. Registration of property in the Ukrainian State Register

Our lawyer will present at the deal, check ownership documents for legitimacy and spelling errors, then turns to the registrar or notary in order to have the property registered in the Ukrainian State Register.

Your investment will be successful!
Our support will protect you from possible risks.

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Property In Ukraine

Commercial real estate in Ukraine is a profitable investment for foreign companies and private investors.

Over the past five years, Ukraine has significantly improved the business environment for foreign investors who want to invest in the development of the country's economy. A favorable geographical location also increases the interest of foreign citizens in investing in Ukraine.

The opening of representative offices of non-residents and the purchase of real estate in Ukraine led to the flow of foreign investment. In the first three months of 2019, foreign capital growth amounted to 45.5 million USD, and legislative innovations to combat bureaucracy create favorable conditions for doing business on Ukrainian territory. At the same time, the Ukrainian government has announced its intentions to gradually improve the atmosphere for foreign business in order to attract investors.

Our Real Estate Services

  • Marketing and brokerage of large projects in commercial real estate. Our services include consultations on commercial conditions, preparation of a package of documents, tendering, selection of tenants, etc.

  • Full support of our clients. Preparation and analysis of contracts, preparation of commercial offers, object audit, risk assessment and minimization, tax optimization, and transaction structuring. We have an extensive database of developers, investors and clients and cooperate with all the largest brokerage companies in the market.

  • Representation of the interests of the buyer. We provide customers with the market analysis, selection of premises taking into account all the requirements of the customer, organize real estate tours, provide a comprehensive comparison of potential options, negotiate agreements on the most favorable terms for a client and conclude deals.

  • Purchase of apartments in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities. We can help our customers with developing workspace plans and optimizing the maintenance and repair works. We minimize the financial and time expenses of our clients.

  • Registration of objects in the Ukrainian State Register.

  • Outsourcing real estate services. Our specialists will help with the due diligence procedure to quickly pick up an object to get the maximum income from rent or resale.

Our Package Services

  • Real estate selection.

  • Full check.

  • Full package.

  • Support of investments in construction.