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Catagories: Villa's, Real Estate
Area: Ionian Islands, Kefalonia
Design and Construction Group in Kefalonia


The AEC Group is based in the Kefalonian capital of Argostoli. Our company has been established for many years initially as a construction group employing a number of architects and civil engineers. We have been building homes, houses and luxury villas with pools for English & Greek clients for a number of years. Using our valuable experience gained from building a large number of properties, we expanded our business and are now also successfully operating as a Real Estate Agent in Kefalonia

The AEC Group is based in the Kefalonian capital of Argostoli. Our company has been established for many years initially as a construction group employing a number of architects and civil engineers. We have been building homes, houses and luxury villas with pools for English & Greek clients for a number of years. Using our valuable experience gained from building a large number of properties, we expanded our business and are now also successfully operating as a Real Estate Agent in Kefalonia.

The island of Kefalonia is attracting a large number of visitors and it is the perfect place to build a property, either a villa with pool or a traditional house. Deciding to buy a property abroad as an investment or for a holiday home is a big decision and it is very important to use a company with local knowledge and experience.

We pride ourselves on our high level of customer care which is second to none and are aware that for most clients, the purchase of a property in Kefalonia is a realisation of a dream. We firmly believe that with our experience and professionalism, we are able to provide a stress free and pleasurable buying experience.

Our team of civil engineers, architects and mechanical engineers has achieved an unrivalled position as the leading construction company (AEC Design & Construction Group) in the Livathos area. The highly regarded team is well known all over the island and is recommended and used by locals for the building of houses as well as apartments and offices. AEC Design & Construction Group has in the last few years constructed well over 50 properties for UK clients. Please refer to our photo gallery and customer feedback.


The A.E.C. Group, Kefalonia specialise in the following services:

Land for sale:
Plots of building land for sale mainly in the Livathos area of Kefalonia.

Property for sale:

Property for sale in Kefalonia mainly in the Livathos area.

Off-plan property sale:
Construction of property to the highest standards.

Apartments for sale:
Sale of apartments in Argostoli.

Financial services:
Help with setting up bank accounts, enquiries for mortgages, recommendations of accountants etc.

Legal services:
Obtaining tax number, recommendations of lawyers and notaries, land registration etc.

Design and planning services:
Full professional service available using the latest technology available. When design and drawings have been agreed, planning permission is applied for on behalf of the client. This generally takes 2 – 3 months.

Complete construction service: Accurate costing of project calculated for the client. Full listing of items included in price given as well as payment plan produced. The construction of a villa with pool and full landscaping works generally takes 6 – 8 months.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We will be pleased to welcome you in our new modern air-conditioned offices. Most of our staff has at some point been living in the UK and recognize the many questions a foreign buyer might have. Between us, we speak fluent Greek, English and Danish.

We advice any clients looking for a special deal to have a look at our "Property and Land for sale" section for our current offers.
 

If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us as we are constantly working on new projects, some of which may not yet be advertised on our website.


Our Services

Customer Assistance:
As part of our service we are pleased to help clients with obtaining the correct documentation required to buy property in Kefalonia. As a non- Greek resident it is important to apply for a tax number, open a bank account and get in contact with a lawyer who can assist throughout the legal proceedings.

During the buying process we are also happy to recommend notaries, accountants, insurance companies, mortgage companies as well as local suppliers needed for furnishing the property.

We pride ourselves on our high level of customer care and are aware that for most clients, the purchase of a property in Kefalonia is a dream come true. We firmly believe that with our experience and professionalism, we are able to provide a stress free and pleasurable buying experience.

Buying Procedures:
Once you have found a property that suits you, there are certain steps to
follow.

* Appoint a Lawyer to assist you with the legal processes. As mentioned earlier we are happy to assist you in choosing a reputable Lawyer. We recommend to arrange to leave power of attorney with your Lawyer as it will normally be difficult to arrange all legal documents during a holiday on the island

* Issue a tax number. It is a legal obligation to have a tax number when buying property in Kefalonia. When you decide to purchase a property we will assist in obtaining the tax numbers from the local tax department.

* Appoint a Public Notary. A public notary must be appointed since any property purchase agreement, in order to be valid, must be done in the presence of a public notary. The Notary is a public official in the presence of whom the contract is read, understood by both parties and signed. The notary drafts the contract and is responsible for the verification and registration of the transaction in the public records, so that the buyer acquires the official title of the property. We work with a number of Public Notaries and will be happy to assign one on your request.

* Get a copy of the title deed and perform a title search. The buyer must obtain the contract deed (title) held by the vendor. This should be done with the help of the lawyer. It is then the lawyer's obligation to arrange for all relevant searches to be carried out before a contract is signed.

* Pay the transfer tax. The transfer tax must be paid to the local tax department by the buyer prior to signing the contract. This can be arranged by us or the Lawyer.

Signing the contract. In order to have a valid contract, it must be signed in the presence of a public notary. The buyer must also be present unless a power of attorney has been arranged.


Taxes:
When buying a property in Kefalonia it is important to take into consideration any taxes or fees payable. Apart from the standard 2% (plus VAT) Real Estate Agent fee there are various fees and taxes which are calculated on the price stated in the contract.

* Transfer tax of 7% of the first € 15000 and 9% of the remaining amount for the Municipality of Livathos. For the Municipality of Argostoli the rates are 9% and 11% respectively.
* Public Notary fee of 2–2.5%.
* Lawyers fee of 1–1.5%.
* Land Registry fee of less than 1%.

Building regulations
The building regulations in Kefalonia are very complex. For this reason it is very important to take professional advice from a qualified person. Rules can change at any time and specific rules can apply to certain areas.

Outside Village Boundaries

* Plots of 2000 m2 inside the zone boundary (Within 500 meters of the village). Total area allowed for building is 200 m2 plus basement, patios and verandas. Maximum floors are 2 plus the basement. Always a building line denotes the building allowable zone. In this case, this line has to be set 5 meters away from all the surrounding boundaries. You can only build if there is no forestry or archaeological restrictions.

* Plots of 4000 m2 outside the zone boundary. Total area allowed for building is 200 m2 plus basement, patios and verandas. Maximum floors are 2 plus the basement. The building potential increases with the size of the plot. Always a building line denotes the building allowable zone. In this case, this line has to be set 15 meters away from the all the surrounding boundaries. Again you can only build if there is no forestry or archaeological restrictions. However, variations may sometimes be allowed and this will be dependant on local rules and negotiation. The exception to the 4.000 m2 rule is if a plot of land fronts a municipal – provincial road. If this is the case, a smaller area in m2 may be required to satisfy the planning regulations.


Inside village boundaries:

* The plot of land must be at least 500 m2. The total build area is normally around 70-80% of the plot size and is usually up to a maximum of around 400 m2. Always a building line denotes the building allowable zone. In this case, this line has to be set 2.5 meters away from the all the surrounding boundaries. Building can only take place if there are no archaeological restrictions.

Property development:

We are in the fortunate position to be able to offer a full and complete service with regards to the design and construction of any building projects in the Livathos area of Kefalonia.

Our team of civil engineers, architects and mechanical engineers has achieved an unrivalled position as the leading construction company (AEC Design & Construction Group) in the Livathos area. The highly regarded team is well known all over the island and is recommended and used by locals for the building of houses as well as apartments and offices. AEC Design & Construction Group has also helped well over 50 UK families making their Kefalonia property dreams come through.

Click here to see a selection of feedback received from our UK clients.

Deciding to buy a property abroad is a big decision and it is very important to use a company with local knowledge and experience. Due to the large number of properties we have built for UK clients over a number of years, we are able to understand and fulfil our clients dreams of having their very own special property constructed in Kefalonia.

We arrange for plans to be drawn up and once they have been agreed to by the client, we will submit these to the planning department in Argostoli. A full costing of the project including a payment schedule will be given to the client making it easy to budget for payments throughout the process. During the construction period we will be supervising the project and will regularly update clients with photos from the project. When the project t is finished (typically 6 – 8 months for construction) we will be handing over the finished project after a final check.

Property management:

We are currently offering a garden maintenance and a pool cleaning service for clients. For property cleaning we are happy to refer clients to our contacts on the island.

 

 

 

 

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