Guide to real estate transaction costs in Europe


With real estate investment opportunities in Europe continuing to grow comparing investment values across Europe provides only part of the picture. For a true comparison, the investor also needs to take account of transaction costs and taxes, which can differ widely from one jurisdiction to another.

CMS, the alliance of major European law firms, has produced a guide to make it easier for property investors to compare these costs across Europe. It provides a pocket-sized comparison across the principal European countries in which our firm and the wider CMS alliance has offices. The quotes assume a single a single investment property acquisition or disposal or single corporate acquisition or disposal as appropriate.

Please note: this is a rough guide only. For more definitive information about a particular investment or transaction, please contact the relevant person at the end of the guide or our UK contact below.