Real Estate Brokerage

Requirements

A real estate broker may be a company, a sole trader or a craftsman with a registered office in Croatia or another EEA country.

Brokers with a registered office in Croatia should meet the following requirements:

  • If they are a company or a craftsman they have to be registered for provision of real estate brokerage services into the register of companies, i.e. the trades and crafts register
  • They have to conclude a fulltime employment contract with at least one licensed real estate agent
  • They have to conclude the insurance contract with an authorised insurance company in the event of liability for damage that may be caused during provision of brokerage services to the minimum insurance amount of HRK 200,000 per claim, i.e. HRK 600,000 for all claims per insurance year (insurance policies from EU/EEA countries are also valid)

Real estate brokers with a registered office in other EU/EEA countries do not need to meet the abovementioned requirements; instead, they shall deliver the following document:

  • A preliminary written statement on their intention to provide real estate brokerage services to the Croatian Chamber of Economy which is in charge of the Register of Real Estate Brokers (download). The statement may be delivered electronically as well, via the Point of Single Contact established at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. The statement contains all necessary information about the provider of real estate brokerage services and is intended to provide information and gather in one palace all entities providing real estate brokerage services in Croatia)

Documents

In order to obtain the Decision on entry into the Directory of Real Estate Agents, a party with a registered office in Croatia or in EU/EEA country shall submit the following documents:

  • Certificate on the minimum secondary school qualifications
  • A proof of passing certification exam issued by the Croatian Chamber of Economy (terms and conditions of the exam are regulated by an ordinance)

In order to obtain the Decision on eligibility to provide real estate brokerage services and on entry into the Register of Real Estate Brokers kept at the Croatian Chamber of Economy, a party with a registered office in Croatia or in EU/EEA country shall submit the following documents:

  • An application containing basic details on business entity (title, business address and address of the registered office, information about the licensed real estate agent employed on a permanent full-time basis, information about the insurance company), other information about the business entity
  • Administrative fee
  • Registry certificate confirming that the applicant is registered for provision of the service (register of companies or register of trades and crafts)
  • Basic act of the company: articles of association or company articles, i.e. a trade licence
  • Fulltime employment contract with a licensed real estate agent
  • Insurance contract with an authorised insurance company in the event of liability for damage that may be caused during provision of brokerage services, to the minimum insurance amount referred to in Article 5 paragraph 2 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act

Fee

Administrative fee of HRK 70

e-payment:

Beneficiary: State Budget

Account number: HR1210010051863000160

Reference number: HR64 5002-47115-OIB (Identification number of the company or craft trade)

Purpose of transfer: administrative fee – real estate

Additional obligations

Brokers meeting obligations for provision of real estate brokerage services, shall once a year submit to the Croatian Chamber of Economy documents reconfirming fulfilment of legal requirements for provision of real estate brokerage services (articles of association or company articles, i.e. a trade licence, the employment contract with a licensed real estate agent and the insurance contract with an authorised insurance company in the event of liability for damage caused during provision of brokerage services)

 E-PROCEDURE – SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FULLY ONLINE

or

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY E-MAIL

  • Application form (request) must be filled and signed
  • Application form must be sent to the e-mail address of the competent authority, with all necessary documents and the proof of e- payment of the administrative fee –all scanned in pdf
  • If the documents are sent via e-mail, there is no obligation of mailing by the post or bringing the documents physically
  • Decision on performing services can be sent, at the request, via e-mail. The same decision will be sent by the post afterwards. Term for rendering a decision is at the latest within 60 days, counting from the day of duly performed submission of the request (in cases when investigatory procedure is carried out – inspection)
  • service can be performed after receiving the decision

FORMS:

Request for issuing Decision on entry into the Register of Real Estate Brokers

Request for issuing Decision on eligibility to provide real estate brokerage services

e-mail for sending complete documentation: pisarnica@mingo.hr

subject: e-request – real estate

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of the Economy

Ulica grada Vukovara 78, 10000 Zagreb

Tel.: +385 (0) 1 6106-111

E-mail: info@mingo.hr

Real Estate Brokerage Act (NN 107/07, 144/12, 14/14)

Ordinance on Certification Exam for Real Estate Agents (NN 56/08)

Ordinance on the Training Programme for Real Estate Agents (NN 56/08)

Ordinance on the Directory of Real Estate Agents (NN 56/08, 137/08)

Ordinance on the Register of Real Estate Brokers (NN 56/08)

Authorisation

Decision on entry of the agent into the Directory of Real Estate Agents

Decision on eligibility to provide real estate brokerage services and on entry of a company or craft trade into the Register of Real Estate Brokers

Remedy

The decision may not be appealed, but administrative proceedings may be initiated before the Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka and Split), within 30 days of the decision. The High Administrative Court in Zagreb shall have jurisdiction as a Court of Audit (of second instance) over courts of first instance.

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