Droit Immobilier I: Back to Basics! Focus on real estate acquisitions in Belgium
The key is knowing which issues may be at stake when acquiring real estate in Belgium. The objective of due diligence in a real estate transaction is to identify and assess the risks involved. The allocation of risks during negotiations of a real estate transaction will mainly be influenced by the structure of the purchase (asset or share deal), the identity of the purchaser, the presence of other potential purchasers and last, but not least, the scope of the due diligence. At the first seminar, therefore, we are going back to basics – identifying the issues:
- A complete and updated checklist of topics for which a prudent purchaser must be alert from the outset when acquiring real estate in Belgium;
- Practical guidance through the entire checklist: title of ownership, zoning plans, construction and permits, maintenance and building management, occupational agreements (e.g. leases), safety and environmental matters (e.g. fire protection, soil contamination, asbestos, R22 cooling), inspections of technical installations, insurance, energy certificates, etc.;
- Focus on key issues drawing on our experience in practice;
- Risk allocation in share and asset deals.
Speaker is Linda Dedrie
This seminar will be given in Dutch. Slide presentation will be available in English and documentation will be available in French and Dutch.
Venue: Loyens & Loeff – Neerveldstraat 101-103 – 1200 Brussels
Date: 30 January 2014 at 12.00 PM – 14.00 PM