Property Lawyer

Give permission to your property lawyer and let them handle everything on your behalf. That is what we did.

Property Lawyer

In Hungary a Property Lawyer can set up your Utility Bills, Land Registry paperwork and much more.

Unicredit Bank

I opened a bank account with UniCredit for both immigration and renovation purposes.

UniCredit Card

It's easier to pay D.I.Y Shops, Supermarkets, etc with a UniCredit Debit Card rather than exchange GBP into HUF all the time.

Bureau De Change

The Correct Change Bureau De Change, located at Tisza Lajos Körút 57 (Szeged city centre), has excellent exchange rates. They have branches in Budapest too.

Correct Change

It's worth taking a tram/bus into the city centre because you will still receive more money than outside the city centre.

Estate Agent

An estate agent can relay your bids and terms of purchase with the apartment seller, even when you are not in Hungary.

Home & People Estate Agent

Home & People were great - Very fast and professional, but more importantly negotiated a good price for my apartment.

HU Translator

OFFI Hungarian TranslatorsOFFI is the official Hungarian agency that deals with Hungarian/English translation/interpreter work.

Hungarian Translator

OFFI offer voice-over services as well as written document work.

Company Search

If you need to check a Hungarian company's credentials and/or purchase its "More Info" Document, you can use the Company Hungary website.

Company Search

It is similar to the UK Companies House webcheck and allows you to check by VAT Number, Registration Number or Company Name.

Land Registry

The Szeged Land Registry WebsiteLand Registry Office were very kind and helpful in stamping my final property contract.

Szeged Land Registry

Their stamp proved to the immigration officials that I had a property in my name.

British Embassy

The British Embassy WebsiteBritish Embassy in Budapest has various services to help you, including...

British Embassy

.....Visa, Passport, Emergency Docs, Notary, Marriage and Travel advice among others.

UK Transfer

Hungaro Minibus is one of the company Tünde uses for box delivery to/from the UK and Hungary.

UK HU Transfer

Prices are reasonable: 0-25Kg is £30.

HU: 06 70 429 3673 - UK Tel: 0208 3498123
UK Mobile: 07540 634755 - E-mail.

Useful Contact Details And Website Links

Government Offices - Estate Agent - Lawyer - Money

On this web page is a list of website links and contact details of professionals you might want to consider visiting/contacting for the purpose of property purchase, legal advice and/or Hungarian language interpretation/translation services in Szeged, Hungary.

Also included are website links and contact details of the various government offices and so on you might need to contact and/or visit in person in relation to immigration and tax. Hopefully you will find these resources useful.

Dr Klara Abraham (Lawyer)

6722 Szeged, Kossuth Lajos Sugárút 23, Hungary
FAX / TEL: 06 62 326 267
MOB: 06 20 973 3220
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 46 15.475 E 20 08.683GPS Map
By Appointment Only

Dr Klara Abraham is the current lawyer, and lawyer for many years, of my Hungarian friend Tünde - Dr Klara Abraham did everything for me in terms of the actual apartment contract, land registry title deeds, paying the taxman their 4% for stamp-duty and setting up my electric/gas account. Although she does not speak English she does have access to an interpreter/translator when need be. I found her to be very professional and polite and would definitely recommend her.

UniCredit (Bank)

6722 Szeged, Kossuth Lajos Sugárút 18-20, Hungary
TEL: 06 1 325 3200 / 06 40 504050
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.454 E 20 08.669GPS Map
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm

UniCredit allowed me to set up a bank account with just a property contract and a passport, even though I did not have the property's keys yet or access to its letterbox. They were good enough to allow my debit card to be delivered to another address. And the bank manageress, who speaks fluent English, was fantastic. She helped with the set up of the bank account and activation of the online banking. The online banking website is in English and very easy to use.

Lawyer Bank Locations

Dr Klara Abraham's lawyer office is just across the road from the UniCredit bank

Home & People (Estate Agents)

6725 Szeged, Bécsi Körút 18, Hungary
TEL: 06 62 323 898
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 46 14.669 E 20 08.429GPS Map
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Home & People are the estate agents that advertised, online, the apartment I bought. They were very good at setting up meetings with the owners (a limited company) in order to negotiate pre-contract terms and conditions, prices and a final offer. Home & People were very professional and I highly recommend them.

Immigration Office (Residency)

6724 Szeged, Londoni Körút 15, Hungary
FAX: 06 62 549 147
TEL: 06 62 549 140
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.124 E 20 08.315GPS Map
Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday: 1pm - 5:30pm

The Szeged Immigration Office is where EU Citizens go to inform immigration that they have just purchased their first property and would therefore like to apply for a Residency Permit and Address Card, which are not guaranteed to be granted. Immigration OfficeRead More Information

Land Registry Office (Property)

6724 Szeged, Kálvária Sugárút 43, Hungary
FAX: 06 62 443 983
TEL: 06 62 680 170
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.151 E 20 08.135GPS Map
Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am

The Land Registry office, just a few buildings away from the Immigration Office, is the place to go if you have any queries regarding your newly purchased property's title deeds and/or previous owner. Note Well: There are special times and dedicated land registry officials for lawyers only, therefore you should leave anything title deed related to your lawyer. You would use the land registry to inform them of change of name for example.

Immigration Land Registry Locations

The Land Registry Office is only a few buildings away from the Immigration Office

Magyar Posta (Post Office / Sorting Office)

6720 Szeged, Széchenyi Tér 1, Hungary
TEL: 06 1 421 7296 / 06 40 46 46 46
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.151 E 20 08.969GPS Map
Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm

This is the main post office in Szeged city centre. It is located on the corner of Széchenyi Tér (the park side), which joins up with Kiss Menyhért Utca and Nagy Jenő Utca. As you cross over the pedestrian (zebra) crossing the post office entrance is on the right side of the tram stop (Tram #2), where you see the Hungarian flag flying (bottom-right picture shows the entrance on the left). The entrance faces the tram stop and Széchenyi Tér (the square/park - top-right picture).

Post Office

The post office entrance faces the square and is NOT on the building's corner

On the far corner of the same building, on the junction of Széchenyi Tér and Deák Ferenc Utca (going towards the Belvárosi híd - Downtown Bridge) is the sorting office. This is where you collect "I missed the postman" parcels and letters from, as well as your address card from Budapest. On the two occasions I had to visit the place, to sign for recorded delivery letters, I found the fluent English speaking staff very polite and helpful.

Correct Change (Bureau De Change)

6722 Szeged, Tisza Lajos Körút 57, Hungary
FAX / TEL: 06 62 42 52 62
MOB: 06 70 451 9518
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.200 E 20 08.723GPS Map
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 3pm

Tünde told me the first time I went to Szeged that Correct Change in the city centre was, and still is, the best Bureau De Change in Szeged. It has very good exchange rates. Tesco's also has a Bureau De Change with reasonable rates, but if you can make a trip into the city centre it will be worth it.

Exclusive Best Change (Bureau De Change)

6720 Szeged, Tisza Lajos Körút 55, Hungary
MOB: 06 70 376 2241
TEL: 06 62 445 012
Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.211 E 20 08.728GPS Map
Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 9pm

This bureau de change is literally right next door to Correct Change and often has slightly better or slightly worse exchange rates than Correct Change, so it is really a case of checking both bureau de changes for the best rates. Sometimes they give higher rates depending on the amount of money you want exchanging.

TIP: The branch in Szeged Árkád Centre is open on Saturday (9am - 8pm) and Sunday (10am - 6pm).

NKM Áramszolgáltató Zrt (Electricity Supplier)

6724 Szeged, Kossuth Lajos Sugárút 68, Hungary
TEL: 06 40 82 22 82
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15.740 E 20 08.134GPS Map
Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 2pm

This is the Szeged NKM Áram office to go to when you want to sign a contract with them or have problems with your electricity/meter. Things such as sending a meter reading and paying bills can be done online these days, but sometimes your circumstances require a personal visit of course.

Szeged NKM Áram Office

The Démász office is good for personal visits, but they do many online things too.

Online Payments are now done through the Nemzeti közművek website (linked above). Basically, all gas and electric suppliers are now apart of a national online website payment scheme; for now! Meaning: It is quite normal for a company to change their name and/or website every two years or so, just as it is quite normal for a company to go bankrupt and re-emerge as a new company. The government dictate a lot of things, but at the end of the day you, the customer, just get a new electric bill with a new company's name on it; without having to do anything contract-wise.

Szetáv (Heating Company)

6724 Szeged, Vág Utca 4, Hungary
TEL: 06 62 540 540
FAX: 06 62 475 084
E-mail  -  Website  -  GPS: N 46 15 59.3 E 20 08 49.9GPS Map
Monday - Tuesday: 7:30am - 3pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 3pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 3pm
Friday: 7:30am - 12pm

This is the heating company in charge of your central heating (installation and maintenance of your radiators and their water system) - If you have any problems with your heating (i.e. in winter when they turn on the water for your apartment block) call: 06 80 88 00 44.

Szeged Heating Office

This is the office to visit for general enquires and bill related issues

Euro Mobiltel Kft (Property Seller)

Manager: Kosár Lászlo Gábor
6753 Szeged, Honfoglalás utca 5, Hungary
TEL: 06 60 70 381 7541
Company Number: 06-09-013958 (Est: 2009)
GPS: N 46 15.932 E 20 12.597GPS Map

This is the company (executive: Kosár lászlo Gábor) who sold me my Szeged apartment, via the Home&People estate agent. I found them to be very friendly, very punctual and very professional.

NTCA Csongrád County Tax Directorate (Tax Office)

6720 Szeged, Bocskai Utca 14, Hungary
FAX: 06 62 567 666
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 6pm
Thursday - Friday: 8am - 11am

This is where you go if you need to enquire about General Taxation, Renting Property, Personal Taxation, Oversea Taxation, etc. For UK Citizens there is a Dual Tax treaty that states you do not have to pay the same property income/tax twice, in two countries.

Szeged Tax Office

This Szeged tax office is where you submit your Tax Code application form

Szeged Documents Office (National Identity Office)

6724 Szeged, Huszár Utca 1, Hungary
FAX: 06 62 561 625
TEL: 06 62 561 600 / 06 62 561 617
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 46 15 18.61 E 20 8 0.46GPS Map
Monday - Tuesday: 8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 5:30pm
Thursday - Friday: 8am - 12pm

This is the Szeged Documents district office for Hungarians living in Szeged. Besides being used to issue local Hungarians their address card, it also deals with other documents relating to passport, identification and vehicle.

Kormányhivatal (Szeged Government Offices)

6722 Szeged, Rákóczi Tér 1, Hungary
TEL: 06 62 562 662
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 46 15.423 E 20 08.741GPS Map
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 8pm

This is the building you visit to get your TAJ (National Insurance) Card/Number, unlist unwanted people (i.e. previous owners/tenants) currently, ilegally, listed on your property and much more.

Szeged Kormányhivatal

This building comprises of various government office departmets