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Avalon   
25 Dec 2009
Real Estate / Prices of apartments in Krakow are collapsing further down in 2010-2011 [150]

wildrover

And poor old Mark missed the boat.

Still waiting "desperately" for him to provide a list of these 1500PLN m2 properties in the centre of Krakow , perhaps we will get this in the New Year but I will not hold my breath waiting.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all.
Avalon   
25 Dec 2009
Real Estate / Prices of apartments in Krakow are collapsing further down in 2010-2011 [150]

Markson

Continuous house price falls in Poland expected

Mark, maybe if you did not post under all these different names, some people might even believe you. You are a very sad person with a severe, personality disorder.

you are delusional, a compulsive liar and probably, sexually impotent. Classic case really.

Why not register under one name and at least have a discussion on this topic, ( it beats talking to yourself) if your not sure of your facts, there are many people here that know about the property market who would be willing to help you.
Avalon   
21 Dec 2009
Life / grrrr... internet issues (or customer service issues) with TP SA [14]

delphiandomine

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 100 A thereof,
Whereas, generally speaking, consumers do not know the rules of law which, in Member States other than their own, govern contracts for the sale of goods or services; whereas this lack of awareness may deter them from direct transactions for the purchase of goods or services in another Member State;

Whereas contracts should be drafted in plain, intelligible language, the consumer should actually be given an opportunity to examine all the terms and, if in doubt, the interpretation most favorable to the consumer should prevail;

2. A term shall always be regarded as not individually negotiated where it has been drafted in advance and the consumer has therefore not been able to influence the substance of the term, particularly in the context of a pre-formulated standard contract.

b) contractual terms must be drafted plainly, clearly and
unambiguously, so that they are understandable to the
average consumer applying the normal diligence of a ‘bonus pater familias’; if terms do not meet these requirements, they must be considered null and void.

To be intelligible, you have to be able to read it.
Avalon   
21 Dec 2009
Life / grrrr... internet issues (or customer service issues) with TP SA [14]

delphiandomine

"my understanding of Polish law"

Is not the same as EU law.

I will give you an example of Polish law.

I had a building constructed. I used two seperate building companies, one for the main structure and roof and the other for the finishes. During construction it was noticed that the "headroom" at the top of the stairs was a bit inadequate, the architect met the builder on site and decided to put a small "dormer" plus a small window into the roof, this to increase the headroom and also to allow more light into the stairwell. All was agreed and the architect made a note in the "building book" as to the minor change.

The second builder arrives on site and completes all the finishes to a very satisfactory standard.
The local building control attends the site to "sign off" the building and "legalise" it.
On inspection they notice the small dormer and window (not above existing roof height) and refuse to sign off the building as this additional work is not in the project, they also fine me 3000PLN.

I contact the architect who goes to see the building control and she is unable to convince them that this minor ammendment does not need permission.

The obvious choice for me is to get the architect to re-do the drawing and apply for retrospective planning permission which takes about 2 months. The architect does the drawing and insists on being paid again for this work. I explain that there is a fine to pay and I will hold her responsible to pay this.

On taking legal advice from a lawyer friend who actually teaches law, it seems that I cannot sue the architect. According to Polish law, I have to sue the last contractor on site., the one who did a perfect job for me and had nothing to do with the construction of the roof. Total cost of delays and fines, around 50,000 PLN, and, yet again, nobody is responsible.

As this money is coming out of my pocket, it must be my fault.

This is Poland.
Avalon   
21 Dec 2009
Life / grrrr... internet issues (or customer service issues) with TP SA [14]

jonni

It would be great if you could provide a link about this.

EU Website, Consumer affairs/unfair contracts.

I have used this many times, to cancel mobile phone contract, cable TV etc.

Why do you think you have to have a sworn translator when you sign anything at the notary's office?. The utilities companies in Poland are not going to print new contracts in English, German, Dutch etc just for the sake of the few thousand that live here. Much easier to rely on the foriegners ignorance. How can you sign a legal contract if you cannot read it?
Avalon   
17 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

I would hardly call 254 posts over a period of 2 years, thousands, but then again, your propensity for exaggeration is well known on PF. Don't give up the day job Mark.

Yep, that is what Avalon is paid to do at his agency..

Mark, I am retired. I have not worked since 2004. I do not even have a NIP number, so, it appears you are wrong yet again. What a suprise, yet another false statement.
Avalon   
17 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

I have not advised anyone to buy in any of my posts. I have just refuted the ridiculous, unsubstantiated claims made by others. I have reproduced articals that were written recently, by professionals. You are at liberty to dispute their claims by providing alternative sources which can be discussed sensibly. It seems the you and others like you are unable to do this.
Avalon   
17 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

I bow to your superior knowledge, perhaps you should write to this company and warn them that they are making a huge mistake as there will obviously be no demand for these properties. They are clearly wrong to attemp a project such as in the present climate and ought to have done their homework first. Perhaps you should advise them by suggesting that they wait until the other 3,000.000. apartments/homes are sold which already lie empty and waiting for buyers.
Avalon   
17 Dec 2009
Real Estate / Prices of apartments in Krakow are collapsing further down in 2010-2011 [150]

Ewa112, also known as :- kowalski2007, Emil Kowalski, Claituslux, popw, popwasser, Polsky, Specialpolak, special-Polak, Mcduff, Michaelas, Tadeausz2007, spimowitzss etc..etc.etc

Also I am amazed by how many houses are being constructed and they stay empty for 2-3 years now...

I know people who have 5-6 houses to sell in Krakow and ... no buyers :(

Are these the same people who are your "developer friends" Mark?, and as Kalop, it should not worry you as you are going to build your new house out in the country for 150,000 PLN. I look foreward to seeing this house. At your 200 PLN m2 stated cost of construction, this 750m2 house should be quite something to see.

By the way, some time ago, SeanBM and I offered you a finders fee of 5000 PLN for every new flat you could arrange for me to buy at the 1500-2000 PLN m2 in the centre of Krakow. We are still waiting for you to contact us with the addresses of these properties. Are you having a problem finding them? or do the just exist in your vivid imagination?
Avalon   
16 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

f stop

"the masses decide that that buying a house or a piece of land is not a good idea"

In case my comment confused you, I will ask the question a different way.

Where are the masses going to live if they do not buy property or land?

Not a hard question really.
Avalon   
15 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

The only person who can give you the 15 reasons posts under the following names:-

Emil Kowalski, Claituslux, popw, popwasser, Polsky, Specialpolak, special-Polak, Mcduff, Michaelas, Tadeausz2007, spimowitzss, mbiernat, kalop etc, etc

If you can get a sensible answer out of him, let the rest of us know.
Avalon   
15 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

f stop

It's interesting to see how angry everyone is getting at anyone that predicts a crash.

Who is getting angry?.......there is only one person (using about 20 different names) who is predicting a crash. This person has not offered one shred of proof or facts. The information he has provided to back up his claim is from 2007-2008 and about 18 months old.

If you agree with him then you are welcome to join in the discussion and perhaps you may like to enlighten the people who are actually involved with property or have an interest in it.

By the way, this person has gone from 1500 PLN m2 to 6000 PLn m2 in the space of 3 weeks, are you suggesting he is of a sound mind?
Avalon   
15 Dec 2009
Real Estate / 15 reasons why the Polish real estate market will crash soon [258]

14th December 2009, From Warsaw Business Journal by Adam Zdrodowski

Unfulfilled prophecies

The difficulty in predicting the future development of Poland's residential market is evidenced by how different the sector's current condition is compared to some of the more pessimistic scenarios envisaged last year.

The quarters following the onset of the global financial crisis may have been some of the most trying ones for the Polish residential market in many years, but as Kazimierz Kirejczyk, president of the management board of consulting firm Reas, pointed out last week at the Nowy Adres-organized Polish Residential Market conference in Warsaw the sector has still been spared much of the possible fallout from the crisis.

"Predictions made one year ago that prices would drop by from 30-50 percent, developers would go bankrupt en masse and large numbers of mortgage-holders would default on their payments have not come true," Mr Kirejczyk said.

He added that bankruptcies have in fact been relatively few in number and the decrease in prices, ranging from 10-30 percent depending on location and property standard, are moderate in comparison to those in some other CEE countries.

popw, when are you ever,actually, going to provide any facts to back up your idiotic statements.
Do you enjoy being thought of as a moron?