Real estate law

  • Advise on real estate acquisitions
  • Trustees within scope of property development projects pursuant to Property Development Act (Bauträgervertragsgesetz)
  • Design and incorporation of condominium agreements in the land register, leasement-agreements und building rights agreements
  • Design of leasing or rental agreements

New ruling concerning lease fees

According to a new ruling by the VwGH, a contract is treated as a fixed-term contract even if only one contracting party renounces its right of termination, while the other party is limited to a few reasons for termination, which presuppose a misconduct on the part of the tenant. This has significant consequences for the calculation of lease fees.


A question of exposure

OGH clarified the emphasis of exposure on the alteration of house rent. Checking your rental contract is worth doing. Do accessibility of public transport and shopping justify surcharges? A Viennese plaintiff fought for her rent’s review.