Real estate brokers, loan brokers, property developers, construction managers and residential property managers; application for a licence

If you wish to broker the conclusion of contracts for land, rights equivalent to land, commercial premises, residential premises (estate agents) or loans on a commercial basis, act as a property developer or building supervisor or manage joint residential property or tenancies for third parties, you need a permit.

Description

Pursuant to Section 34 c (1) sentence 1 nos. 1 - 4 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act, the following are subject to authorisation

  • the brokerage of the conclusion of and evidence of the opportunity to conclude contracts on real property, rights equivalent to real property, residential premises, commercial premises
  • brokering the conclusion of loan agreements or providing evidence of the opportunity to conclude such agreements,
  • the preparation and execution of construction projects as a builder in his own name for his own account or for the account of third parties using assets of purchasers, tenants, lessees or other persons entitled to use the property or of applicants for acquisition or usage rights,
  • the economic preparation and implementation of building projects as a building supervisor in the name of a third party for the account of a third party.
  • the management of the common property of condominium owners within the meaning of Section 1 (2), (3), (5) and (6) of the German Condominium Act (Wohnungseigentumsgesetz) or the management of tenancies of residential premises within the meaning of Section 549 of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch) for third parties.

In the case of partnerships (e.g. OHG, KG), the trader is any managing partner; in the case of legal entities, permission is granted to the GmbH or AG.

The authorities have information and inspection rights vis-à-vis traders under Section 34c of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act in accordance with Section 29 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act. At the request of the authorities, the parties concerned must provide the information required to monitor business operations. Furthermore, the authorities are authorised to enter the business premises in order to carry out inspections and visits.

Prerequisites

  • Reliability
  • orderly financial circumstances
  • for the permit as residential property manager additionally: proof of professional liability insurance

Processing time

Duration of the procedure: approx. 3 - 5 weeks

Required documents

  • Certificate of good conduct for authorities
  • Extract from the Central Trade Register

    (to be applied for at the municipality of residence)

  • Information on entries in the debtors' register of the central enforcement courts
  • Information from the competent insolvency court(s)
  • Extract from the commercial or cooperative register (if applicable)
  • for the permit as residential property manager additionally: proof of professional liability insurance
  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative

Online procedures

Fees

  • Fees for permission:

    • If the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria is responsible:
      in accordance with § 3 Paragraph 6 of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Act in conjunction with § 1 Paragraph 1 of the Fee Schedule of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria in conjunction with Item 2.1 Littera c of the Annex to the Fee Schedule.
      • Standard procedure as real estate agent: 280 Euro
      • Standard procedure as loan broker: 280 Euro
      • Standard procedure as property developer: 280 Euro
      • Standard procedure as building supervisor: 280 Euro
      • Standard procedure as residential property manager: 300 Euro
      • If a permit according to §§ 34c/d/f/h/i GewO is submitted which is not older than three months at the time of receipt of the application and was granted in the standard procedure or if an application for a permit according to §§ 34c/d/f/h/i GewO is submitted at the same time in the standard procedure, the fee for the second and each further permit is reduced by 68 Euro.
    • if the IHK Aschaffenburg is responsible:
      according to § 3 paragraph 6 of the IHK law in connection with § 1 paragraph 1 of the fee regulation of the IHK Aschaffenburg in connection with Item 2.4 Littera a resp. 2.5 Littera a resp. 2.6 Littera a resp. 2.7 Littera a resp. 2.8 Littera a of the Annex to the Fee Schedule
      • Real estate agent: 285 Euro
      • Loan broker: 285 Euro
      • Property developer: 285 Euro
      • Building supervisor: 285 Euro
      • Residential property manager: 250 Euro

    Certificate of good conduct and information from the commercial register: 13 Euro each

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Status: 13.12.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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