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Legal aspects of purchasing new construction

This episode focuses on the legal intricacies of purchasing new construction in Israel, emphasizing the importance of hiring a local real estate attorney specializing in real estate law to protect buyers’ interests, especially foreign clients.  Special guest Gil Efrati is a partner at the E.S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co. law firm.  With corporate, insolvency, and real estate law expertise, Gil has a notable track record in managing legal proceedings for urban renewal projects and insolvency cases, including the Hefzibah Group.

In the episode, we discuss the crucial early engagement with a lawyer, the significance of the Tofes Harshamah registration form, due diligence, securing buyer funds through Israel’s voucher system and bank guarantees, and deposit refundability.   We also explore the time frame for closing a deal, the importance of involving an architect, and the final registration of ownership rights.

Gil Ephrati can be reached by email at [email protected].

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