We can recommend the following experienced Jerusalem lawyers/solicitors – all are veteran immigrants from English speaking countries (or sons of) and are familiar with the requirements of purchasers from abroad.
25 King George Street, Jerusalem
12 Moshe Hess St. Jerusalem
Address POB 45151 Jerusalem 91450
20 HaTamar St. Alon Shvut
Tel 02-9932430 or 052-3939389
The lawyer’s function can include arranging a mortgage, and as they can probably obtain better rates and conditions for you we recommend that you consult with them on this matter
When acting on behalf of one of the parties of a rental agreement lawyers usually charge the equivalent of two weeks rent.
In the case of a sale of property a fee of one percent of the sale price is usual.
Value Added Tax is added to any commission due. This is currently 17% – this tax is levied regardless of status.
Some lawyers will charge more especially when the client is abroad and additional tasks are required. Occasionally lower fees are charged by newly qualified lawyers or where the transaction seems to be of a simple nature.
Sign a power of attorney to enable your lawyer to act on your behalf while you are in Israel. If you decide to proceed with a transaction after leaving Israel the only way to empower your lawyer to act on your behalf is by signing a document in front of an Israeli consular official. It is not legal to sign a document abroad even if your lawyer travels to your home town. A power of attorney must be signed in front of a lawyer and you must provide your passport – your lawyer will want to inspect it and photocopy it. Alternatively, you may empower a friend or relation to act on your behalf. In this case, you must sign in front of a Notary Public – ask your lawyer.