Under Greek law, a topographic plan ("topo") of the property is required, which
shows the exact location, boundaries and measurements of the land, together with
details of any buildings, community limits and permitted building rights.
Greek law also states that the topo should be provided and paid for by the vendor. However, because of the expense of the survey on larger plots, this is sometimes not carried out until a potential buyer is found or when the legal checks have completed,
and in practice it is common for the buyer to pay for this. We also strongly recommend
that the buyer commissions a separate complete/check survey, even if the vendor has an existing topo (which may be out of date, or incorrect, or falsified).
Your lawyer must check that the measurements in the topo agree with the previous title documents,
and are cross-referenced in the new purchase contract. The Notary Public will also
check this at time of purchase.