Entry in the land register

Registration of ownership of a property or encumbrances and restrictions located on a property

Owner or new owner, after

  • you have agreed with the seller on the change of ownership ("abandonment of the property") and
  • the new ownership structures are entered in the land register.

The agreement on the transfer of ownership must be declared before a notary. It can also be declared in a court settlement or in a legally confirmed insolvency plan.

Registration in the land register is also required for other forms of transfer of ownership (e.B. for the heir of a property).

Also encumbrances and restrictions that lie on the property, such as.B easements, relinquishment notices, land liens, land charges or mortgages must be entered in the land register.

The registration is arranged by the notary.

The land register provides information about the ownership of a property and the encumbrances that may lie on the property (e.B. land liens, easements).

  • Identity card or passport
  • Submission of registration documents as public or publicly certified documents


Conditions for registration are normally:

  • Application for registration
  • Eligibility to apply (anyone for whose benefit the registration is to be made or whose right is affected by the registration)
  • Registration permit
  • Authorisation power (the person whose right is affected by the registration)
  • In the event of transfer of ownership of the property - release
  • compliance with special formal requirements

Depending on the individual case

  • additional documents are required (e.B. proof of inheritance, permits, certificates of right of first refusal, tax clearance certificate) or
  • the land register must first be corrected before the requested registration (e.B. by registering the heirs of a deceased owner).

Related Links

  • § 13 paragraph 1 Land Registry Regulations (GBO) - Application for registration
  • § 19 Land Registry Regulations (GBO) - Approval of registration
  • § 20 Land Registry Regulations (GBO) - Release
  • § 29 Land Registry Regulations (GBO) - Form of registration documents
  • § 39 Land Registry Regulations (GBO) - Pre-registration of the person concerned
  • Court and Notary Costs Act (GNotKG)

You must apply for registration in the land register at the land registry office. If the conditions for registration are met, the land registry office carries out the registration.

Once the registration has been made, the Land Registry office notifies the notary submitting the application, the applicant, the registered owner and all persons visible from the land register for whose benefit the registration is made or whose rights are affected by it.

Find out more about this from a notary. They will give you information on the procedure and the documents you need tailored to your situation.

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