Construction and real estate law

Rights and obligations relating to house construction and real estate

Core competence

Construction law is currently in high demand due to the ongoing boom in the construction industry. Mr. Kaufmann has extensive expertise in all matters of construction and real estate law.

What exactly is covered by building law?

Building law is divided into private and public building law and deals with rights and obligations relating to house construction.

Private construction law is aimed at the client and the contractor of construction projects in the form of private individuals and companies. This includes legal matters between the client, owner or neighbor on the one hand and the developer or parties involved in the planning and implementation such as engineers, architects and construction companies on the other.

Public building law deals with the realization of building projects and is aimed at private individuals who have to interact with the state for a building project. It therefore includes planning, land use and building regulations law and thus regulations on development planning, land use and hazard prevention.

What both types of construction law have in common is that construction law cases predominantly deal with remuneration issues, discussions about defects and liability claims in cases of real estate fraud. The numerous construction projects and the increasing internationalization (especially through crowdinvesting) are constantly adding new case constellations and questions to construction law.

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Popular legal topics in construction and real estate law

Crowdinvesting in real estate

Crowdinvesting or swarm financing refers to the financing of a project by a crowd, a group of backers. Private capital is exclusively provided to real estate investors, who can then replace part of the equity in the loan. Unfortunately, crowdinvesting also involves considerable risks for investors. In the event that you have been damaged by incorrect investment advice for a real estate crowdinvesting project, I will effectively enforce your claims for damages against your bank advisor.

Property law

Property law in the German Civil Code therefore regulates the legal relationships of persons to property and grants “rights in rem”, especially to land. The rights to property are regulated in the property law of the German Civil Code (§§ 854 – 1296 BGB) and the property law determines the allocation of property in terms of ownership and possession. In order to create clear legal conditions, we support you from the acquisition of real estate and project development to the implementation of all necessary approval procedures.

Commercial lease

A commercial lease is when the property is rented for business rather than private purposes. If you want to open a store or other service business and have found the perfect property, you need to be careful in all your euphoria. A commercial tenancy agreement contains numerous pitfalls and requires good specialist knowledge to avoid them. If you have any questions about your commercial lease or your contractual partner’s fee claim, please contact us.

Real estate fraud

Time and again, dubious market players use fraudulent means to take money from tenants, prospective tenants or property owners. Given the number of new real estate offers every month, your own vigilance is not enough to avoid the hidden scams. If you suspect fraud via a provider or have already fallen victim to real estate fraud, contact us immediately so that we can take legal action to mitigate your financial loss.


Leaseholds provide for the use of agricultural land for an unlimited period of time. However, the landowner grants the property buyer a right of use, usually for a period of 50-99 years. With the leasehold comes a risk that brings with it security difficulties with the leasehold investment. If you, as the owner of a leasehold property, feel that you are too much of a stranger or are thinking of investing in a leasehold property, then contact me for legal advice.

Client consultation

Botched-up construction work is an unpleasant affair for building owners, which unfortunately happens far too often. As a rule, the client must accept the building contract with all the associated defects. Do you see yourself in a hopeless situation as a building owner? Do you need legal help in submitting a notice of defects so that the contractor can rectify the construction defects within a reasonable period of time? In order to prevent financial losses, get professional builder advice and the necessary builder consumer protection from us in good time.

Why we trust ourselves with building law

Construction law combines legal expertise with technical issues and, in addition to supervising contract negotiations and conclusions and providing advice, also includes on-site appraisals and discussions. Due to his 12 years of experience with property developers, Mr. Kaufmann knows the construction industry, its procedures, dynamics and characteristics and is therefore available as a legal and technical expert.

Moreover, in construction law, the trick is often in the detail, which is why precise file work is essential. Due to ever-changing constellations of issues, you need to find individual solutions in your interests that address the right points with pragmatism and assertiveness. It is about your individual path and also about finding a solution instead of stubbornly insisting on your own rights and continuing the case in a permanent loop. Conciliatory and mediative solutions can therefore be an alternative.

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Do you have construction defects in your new build or purchased property and would like expert advice from a builder? Are you unsure about the construction contract or are you unclear about your contractual partner’s fee claim? Do you need help writing a notice of defects or simply want legal advice when building or buying a property? Then consult us!

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