Buying property abroad

Are you dreaming of owning a house abroad? We have compiled some tips and advice for you.

Good advice

Some tips before purchasing a property abroad:

  • Check which legal guarantee is included with the purchase.
  • Avoid paying in advance.
  • Check local laws and regulations concerning the purchase of properties, taxation, inheritance etc.
  • It might be wise to use a lawyer or realtor who has provided security and has a licence.


We recommend using a lawyer when buying a property abroad.


There are several realtors, with local offices, who are specialised in the brokering of properties abroad. If you use a Norwegian real-estate company, they have to provide security, and follow Norwegian laws on real estate business.

Purchasing property in Italy, Portugal or Spain

Our Italian, Portuguese and Spanish colleagues have prepared useful guides to purchasing properties in ItalyPortugal and Spain.


ECC Norway does not handle complaints on purchases of properties abroad, only complaints related to the purchase, such as the services provided by a relator or lawyer. You can contact us here.