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Could illegal activities conducted in my property impact my golden visa?

Three years ago, I bought a residential property in the suburb area of Athens and obtained my golden visa. Then I appointed a local realtor to rent it out while I stay in my home country running my business. Recently I was noticed that the current tenant of my house was arrested for illegal activities conducted in my house. I am worried that my golden visa status might be impacted because of this.


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  • Right Target Estate
    January 10, 2019

    No, illegal activities of the tenant cannot have an impact on your Golden Visa. Nevertheless, in general, you should be cautious that your tenant respects his obligations as a tenant.

  • Papalois & Associates Legal
    December 14, 2018

    You have no problem or impact.

  • December 17, 2018

    One important requirement in order to obtain the golden visa is certainly zero criminal record. Having said that, in this particular situation of yours, the criminal record of your tenant should not be of you concern. As long as you are not involved in his criminal activities, you do not need to worry about consequences regarding your G. Visa.

  • Energopiisi SA Investment Consulting Services
    December 18, 2018

    Normally a landlord is not responsible and involved in the activities of his tenant unless if it could prove that he was aware and tolerated illegitimate events to take place in his property. Having said that, the criminal record of your tenant should not be of your concern. As long as you are not involved in his criminal activities, you do not need to worry about consequences regarding your Golden Visa.