Tiroler Tageszeitung – Recht im Alltrag, 25.08.2023

Stumbling blocks in contract drafting

A good contract creates clarity and legal certainty. The aim is to avoid disputes – this is what attorney Martin Fuith informs us about.

Tiroler Tageszeitung, Nr. 234, P. 42, 25.08.2023

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 01.07.2022, Nr. 150, S. I1

The vacant apartment can be expensive

article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 01.07.2022 – 01/2021 issue Austria

Interesting information on leasing – Interview with contract law expert and lawyer Martin Fuith

interview anwaltfinden – lease agreement

Luxury Estate, die presse – issue from 20.06.2020

It’s all very complicated: Buying a second home in the Austrian Alps is getting harder and harder. Even creative solutions can only help to a very limited extent.

Luxury Estate, print issue from 20.6.2020

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 26.06.2020

Possible everywhere in Austria, but not in Tyrol: Lawyer demands party status for property owners in dedication proceedings. Unterländer fights against rededication without success.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 26.06.2020

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – 22.05.2020

The danger of epidemics increases the interest in holiday homes in Austria. However, the purchase can be extremely difficult.

article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22.05.2020

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 24.03.2020

The Vaya Group purchases two hotels from a railway company. The hotel group, subsidiary of the Dutch travel group Sunweb, acquired the hotels Crystal and Sportiv in Obergurgl.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 24.03.2020

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 11.03.2020

The municipality of Silz and the Vaya investment group enter into a regional planning contract. Attorney Mag. Martin Fuith, LL.M., explains its details in the municipal council meeting.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 11.03.2020

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 28.02.2020

Mag. Martin Fuith, LL.M., attorney in Innsbruck, explains that what form of company should be chosen by entrepreneurs or individuals requires a precise assessment in all cases.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 28.02.2020

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 27.07.2019

The Vaya Group is expanding to Kühtai. The corporation from the Netherlands are expanding to the Tyrol by acquiring ownership of Hotel Astoria in Kühtai. It will not be managed as an investors model.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 27.7.2019


Dr. Axel Fuith, attorney in Innsbruck, lays out the legal uncertainties related to purchasing a vacation property in Austria, focusing on the circumstances in the Tyrol.

Alpenimmobilien, 26.7.2019

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 26.04.2019

Mag. Martin Fuith, LL.M., attorney in Innsbruck, advises only considering renting via online platforms after consulting a legal professional, due to the legal consequences this may have.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 26.4.2019

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 26.01.2019

Harisch buys Hotel in Reith, while Dutch travel business buys one in Achenkirch. Is this the next investment model?

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 26.1.2019

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 10.01.2019

Economists critice restriction on real estate transactions. EU-expert Obwexer defends them, Lawyer Axel Fuith is sceptical.

article in Tiroler Tageszeitung, 10.1.2019

Tiroler Tageszeitung – September 2018

“Investment model”
article Tiroler Tageszeitung. read more

IMMOWELT – Buying a farm – September 2018

Buying a farm: Living and working in the rural areas. article in IMMOWELT

F.A.Z. – Lovely view with flaw – June 2018

FAZ_article_lovely view with flaw_

Econova – Buy to let versus Freizeitwohnsitz – December 2017

Article of lawyer Dr. Axel Fuith: Buy to let versus holiday residence

Buy to let versus holiday residence
By an investor model the opportunity to set up upscale hotel projects is created.
This leads to security for the investor through registration of the investor’s  ownership of the real estate (condominium) in the Austrian land register.

Article of the firm the the magazine ECONOVA: eco_recht2017

Die Presse – Luxury Living  – the magazine for exclusive living – October 2017

Guestcommentary of lawyer Dr. Axel Fuith: ZONE PLANING Issues – a robust budget isn’t often sufficient for luxury winter residencies. At some places the boundaries are frequently not of a financial nature, but rather official regulations are an issue.

Whole Article Presse 2017

Lecture of Dr. Axel Fuith in Adelboden, Switzerland

TT – 22. Juni 2017

Guest commentary of attorney at law Dr. Axel Fuith:

Leisure Residences: Quo Vadis?

Complete report

TT – 27.1.2017

The perfidy of inheritance- and compulsory portion

On 1.1.2017 the new inheritance law became effective. Essential amendments in the field of inheritance law and compulsory portion law constitute high risks. Attorney at law Dr. Axel Fuith informs.

Complete report

TT – 1. April 2016

No new leisure residences on farms.

Land transfer expert Dr. Axel Fuith warns against leisure residences to be enabled on farms. Within the ÖVP there occur severe debates.

Complete report

TT – 24. December 2015

Apparthotel Drachenstein Wildschönau approved

Investor models in holiday resorts are booming, however criticism on hidden leisure residences is growing.

Complete report

Zeitschrift Econova – December 2015

Leisure residences in hotel businesses.

The tyrolian regional planing act offers possibilities to create new leisure residence, also on previous special areas, reserverd for the hospitiality sector to build hotels. A requirement constitutes the threshold of 8 % proportion of leisure residences in the respecitve community, which must not be exceeded.

Complete report

ORF – Tirol heute – 4. Novembre 2015

Contracts about regional planning objectionable from a legal point of view

Second- and leisure residences often exorbitantly raise the land prices in parts of Tyrol. Several communities therefore make use of regional planing contracts, which are obviously not legally unobjectionable.

Complete report

TT – Recht im Alltag – 28. August 2015

Watch out while buying appartments!

Complete report – 15. July 2014

Total success for my italian clients.

Complete report

Universität Bern, Recht & Wirtschaft- May 2014

How shall the initivative for second appartments be implemented?

Several departments of the law faculaty of the university Bonn are organizing a symposium concerning the swiss second residence legislation.
Complete report – May 2014

Foreign currency loans: Woman sues bank

Complete report

Universität Bern – March 2014

Symposium about the swiss second-residence-legislation and about the limitations on land transfer in Tyrol.

Complete report

Linde Verlag -Kommentar zum Tiroler Grundverkehrsgesetz – 20.12.2013

Book review about the tyrolian land transfer act.

The green land transfer is shaking, however has not fallen yet.
Complete report

Article Econova – 20.12.2013

Saving while giving

The constitutional court has canclled a provision of the land acquistion act, because of a trivial occasional case. This cancellation is going to be in force as of May 31, 2014. Thus, the taxation of real estate gifts, especially within the family circle, is going to be raised dramatically by June 1, 2014.

Complete report

Article Oberländer Rundschau – 10./11. April 2013

Reclassification of hotels into leisure residences

Legal trouble is going to be initiated concerning the former hotel Grinnerhof. The owner of the old hotel facilities takes a compensation claim in the mount of millions against the community Grins respectively mayor Thomas Lutz into consideration.

Complete report

Article Tiroler Tageszeitung, Recht im Alltag – 15. February 2013

To give could be expensive in the future.

Since the abolishemnt of the gift tax only real eastate acquisition tax and register tax has to be payed for giving a real estate, However the costs of giving could raise.

Complete report

Article Tiroler Tageszeitung – 1. August 2012

Hotel acquisition by Russians is EU-conform

Complete report

EU-freedom of establishment allows acquisitions of hotels

Complete report

Aricle Tiroler Tageszeitung – 18. July 2012

An expert has to clarify which building is seen as a builidung ruin.

The department for construction of the state Tyrol has cancelled the demolition notice of the city Imst concerning a sport-hotel, which has never been furnished and used.

Complete report

Always ensure contracts to be examined!

Complete report

Dispute on demolition notice for a hotel

In Hoch-Imst a hotel shall be demolished. The house was built in the 70`s, but the construction of the interiour has never been completed. The owner family deems the demolition notice to be pure arbitrariness and expropriation.

Complete report

Econova – 3. December 2011

The large bible of leisure residences

Complete report

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 24. June 2011

Register leisure residences in Tyrol

On July 1, 2011, the amendment of the tyrolian regional planning act becomes effective. Essential innovations in the area of regulations on leisure residences come into existence.

Complete report

Econova – January 2010

“Do not be afraid of oligarchs”

Complete report

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – 26. January 2009

The quiet discrimination of foreigners

The acquistion of a residential property in Austria is, from a formal point of view, straigthforward. However, in fact, foreigners have to face many discriminations. Especially in the popular state of Tyrol the barries are high.

Complete report

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 13 September 2006

Tyrolean contests auction

Tyrolean under threat of auction for delaying start of building
Complete report

Tiroler Tageszeitung – 28 June 2006

Proper cultivation can save farmland

Land law expert Axel Fuith feels that the fear of Tyrol being sold abroad is unfounded: land law works perfectly in South Tyrol.
Complete report

Econova – November 2005

Land law – quo vadis?

One would be wrong to think that the “Lex Koller” is a law to provide everlasting protection to a Viennese musical star. This law is in fact the law in force in Switzerland on the acquisition of land by persons abroad.
Complete report

ECHO – October 2005

The Swiss approach

Land law. Switzerland plans to remove restrictions on the purchase of holiday homes – Attorney Axel Fuith on a possible message for Tyrol.
Complete report

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung – 21 August 2005

Off to the Alps

Germans need plenty of patience to acquire a holiday home in Austria
Complete report

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung – 29 February 2004

The second wave is now coming

As the next generation replaces the last, more residential property is coming onto the market in Tyrol. But there are still things that foreigners need to watch
Complete report

Kurier – 24 September 2003

ECJ makes buying a farmhouse easier

Approval requirement upheld but the need to farm the land is abolished.
Complete report