Public body: Notary
If you want to buy a property in Bulgaria, you will need to contact a notary.
They would oversee the process and ensure all legal documents are in place, witness the signatures of the two parties in the exchange and register the deal with the Registry Agency.
A notary would ask for the following documents:
- Document of ownership of the property – Title Deed.
- Certificate of Tax Evaluation of the property – issued by the tax office at the location of the property.
- Sketch of the property, in the event of transfer of land (the plot of land on which the property is built). It is issued by the technical service in the district where the property is located and is valid for 6 months.
- Certificate of Encumbrances on the property- issued by the Registry Agency.
- Identity document (ID card or passport).
Notary fees are usually about 1% of the value of the property. For example, if you are looking to buy a house for 50,000 BGN expect to pay circa 500 BGN of notary fee.