Summary Of Services

From basic diligence checks, to comprehensive conveyancing and buy-side assistance. ExpatHub can safeguard your property purchase with international standard real estate legal services.

Pre-Purchase Consultation

Considering buying in Georgia? We offer a comprehensive 1 hour consultation, where we can discuss:

Because we are a law firm, not a real estate agency, our interests align with yours. Our consultation is not a sales call. 

For this reason we charge a fee, but the fee is held and can be applied in full as a discount to any of our legal packages below (excluding "Lite").


Impartial advice, ₾250 GEL per hour + VAT (when applicable).
In-person or online via Zoom.

NOTE: Prices may vary, typically based on the length of your relevant contracts.
Get an estimate by getting a quote below.

Confused by any of the above? Read our FAQs below, and/or submit a quote request and ask your questions in the message section of the form.

Buy-Side Concierge Service

You know you want to buy something in Georgia. You tell us what you want, we do everything else. From initial property research, through due diligence, purchase, and post-purchase.

"Done For You" Property Purchasing

Our concierge service will take you from initial interest through to final purchase and beyond.

In addition to taking care of the conveyancing, our team will assist you in both research, pre-screening, negotiations and even helping you find tenants for your newly acquired house, apartment or commercial space. Avoid getting the “foreigner” price on your property and let our in-house Georgian staff negotiate on your behalf.

NOTE: Contrary to most other buy-side agents, we never accept "kick-backs" from sellers, keeping our interests always aligned with yours.

Property Research

We conduct an extensive search for properties based on your criteria to provide you with options (up to 30, depending on market availability) to consider.

Pre-Screening

We will view your short-listed properties (5 to 10) on your behalf, or accompany you to offer translation and advice. You will receive our basic property assessment, additional photos of each property if the original listing photos were insufficient, and a video tour (live video chat optional) of each property. Helping you eliminate properties that will not be suitable.

Rental Assistance

We will list your property for rent through multiple channels & conduct up to 10 viewings.

If you do not intend to rent the property, or have an independent rental management service, we can offer a discount off the final price for our services.

Fees Charged:

5% of expected transaction value (adjusted once final sale price is confirmed). Min 5,000 GEL, max 30,000 GEL.
Schedule of fees:

Do I Need To Be Present In Georgia To Start Or Complete The Purchase?

No. 

With a power of attorney and apostilled passport we can complete all of the process for you remotely. Funds for the actual purchase would need to be transferred directly to the seller as we cannot act as an intermediary for funds transfer.

Are there any additional fees?

Typically not but we can discuss any possible additional costs at your initial consultation.

If you intend to conduct the purchase remotely, either entirely or partly, there may be some additional fees for our increased admin and representation time. Your power of attorney and other documents that will need to be notarized or apostilled in your home country, will be done so at your own expense.

Drafting & Legal By The Hour

Custom work for all your real estate legal needs.

Agreement Drafting

Fully bi-lingual (Georgian & English) contracts. Purchase agreements, pre-purchase agreements, rental contracts and more.

Drafted by us for both sellers and buyers.

Standard contracts from our archive: from ₾500 GEL + VAT. Includes basic filling of client specific details. Price varies depending on length.

Custom drafting or revisions: ₾250 GEL + VAT Per hour.

Contact us with your requirements

Legal By The Hour


Not seeing something listed above? Or need a custom package?

Our standard legal by the hour rate for real estate is ₾250 GEL + VAT. This includes custom consultation services.

Contact us with your needs and questions and we can get you a quote for the services you need.


FAQs

Is the “Lite” package sufficient?

Is the “Lite” package sufficient?


The Lite package includes background checks on the seller and an analysis of the purchase agreement to let you know potential problems that may undermine your interests.

Is this package legally sufficient? All our legal work is to the highest possible standard, but the Lite package has many important exclusions, so it depends on how much of the process you feel confident to do yourself.

Whether you consider the Lite package sufficient will come down to, amongst other things:

    * The complexity of the purchase (if there is no negotiation to be done and no pre-purchase agreement necessary)

    * Your willingness to DIY the purchase (If you are happy to do all the negotiations, purchase process and arrangements and are comfortable with Georgian language)

    * Your own risk preference (Do you trust the seller 100% and do you think there is any possibility that their lawyers/translators could have made errors in the English translation?)

If you would feel more comfortable having an expert protect your purchase, the Lite package is probably not for you. Consider the Standard package or higher.

Can I upgrade to a higher package if I realize I need additional assistance?

Getting additional assistance is easy, so long as we know what you need, we can provide you an estimate for the additional work.

In terms of fixed package upgrades though, our packages, when purchased in advance, normally offer the best value for money, over custom requests and additions. Depending on which stage of the process you are in, upgrading from one fixed package to another may be possible.

What if the package I want has inclusions I don’t need?

Our quote estimates are based on the services you require. Our packages are designed to make it easy to select the common options that most clients need. If you need extras, or do not need all parts of the package, let us know in your quote request and we will factor that in.

How quickly will the work be done?

This depends entirely on the complexity of the work and the current demand for our services. Analysis of a purchase agreement, as an example, may take 2 to 5 business days, on average.

I need the purchase made with a Power of Attorney. How much does that cost and what is the procedure?

We can provide the appropriate PoA document, meeting Georgian legal requirements. If you will be in Georgia, the process is simpler and we can accompany you to the notary to get the document notarized. Once notarized, we can represent you.

If you will not be coming to Georgia, we can email you the PoA, then you will be responsible for getting it apostilled in your own country, and then couriered to us. Upon receipt, we will get it translated and notarized in Georgian, after which, we can represent you.

The cost of our PoA service is:

400 GEL + VAT for local PoA signed in Georgia, includes notary fees.

600 GEL + VAT for remote PoA (signed outside Georgia). This does not include costs incurred at your end (such as notary fees and courier). It does include translation and notary fees in Georgia.

The PoA service is included for free with the Buy-Side Concierge package.

How long does it take to close a sale in Georgia?

This depends entirely on the complexity of the work and the current demand for our services. Analysis of a purchase agreement, as an example, may take 2 to 5 business days, on average.

However, you should allow 2 weeks on average, from the date of making your intention to purchase the property clear to the seller, through to transfer of title to you. If the seller is particularly difficult to deal with, or a lot of revisions to the purchase agreement need to be negotiated, additional time may be required.

Once all the legal work is done, and the extract has been renewed and checked, the actual purchase duration to transfer the title can be done the same day, next business day, or within 4 business days (differing fees apply). This is done at the Public Service Hall. From Standard package or higher, one of our team will join you for the appointment to assist with the transfer of title.

Will I need to pay VAT on your service price?

VAT is applied to services provided to persons “based” in Georgia. If you are purchasing property remotely and/or will only briefly be in Georgia, then VAT may not apply.

If you think you will not owe VAT, ask us in your quote request and explain your circumstances.

What may incur additional fees from ExpatHub?

Any work outside the scope and the fair use amounts for each package. No one likes surprise invoices, so our policy is to inform you in advance that we expect additional work to take place, not covered in your package, and to give you an estimate of what that work may cost.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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2021-05-10
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2021-05-01
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2021-03-15
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2021-02-19
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2021-02-14
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2021-01-21
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Oleh Lukyrych
Oleh Lukyrych
2020-12-22
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The company generously and elaborately answered all my questions regarding tax and travel regulations. Additionally, they handled some government registrations for me without any issues. I paid only for the most essential components of the help provided. I'm planning to continue using some of their services. Overall, I got the full-stack support that the company positioning promises, as well as pleasant communication experience.
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Kristin Low
2020-12-11
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Jennifer Rice
2020-12-04
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Tomas Savickas
2020-12-01
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Legit company, professional consultations. These guys know almost everything or at least a lot how to settle in Georgia. Highly recommend.