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Experience of buying a property in Poland with no estate agents?


jake 2 | 17  
15 Apr 2007 /  #1
Just wondered if anyone has experience of buying in Poland without using estate agents.

What do they actually do in terms of legal searches,surveys etc.
Is it worth the exhorbitant fees they charge?

Jake
Frank 23 | 1,183  
15 Apr 2007 /  #2
Jake....do a search of the word "apartment".....lots of info...links..on that thread....let us know how you get on!

Good luck in your search, Frank
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Apr 2007 /  #3
Just wondered if anyone has experience of buying in Poland without using estate agents.

yes

What do they actually do in terms of legal searches,surveys etc.

virtually nothing

Is it worth the exhorbitant fees they charge?

no
Frank 23 | 1,183  
15 Apr 2007 /  #4
Bubb...is that being economic with the truth...or the result of a Saturday nite hangover?....lol
OP jake 2 | 17  
15 Apr 2007 /  #5
will have to do it later, my little girl is trying to push a red crayon into my ear as we speak!

Just trying to sell a property here in the UK at the moment (to fund Polish purchase) Am thoroughly fed up with estate agents either English or Polish.

thanks
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Apr 2007 /  #6
Frank - dont think i am being economic with the truth but last night's revalry is definately taking its toll

i try to avoid estate agents over here whenever possible - the property paper i use weekly distinguishes between those properties that are being sold privately and those that are via agent - prices can vary greatly

what contact i have had with agents has not really highlighted any benefits of using them - they havent helped locate properties, answer questions, assisted in negotiations etc etc. the only possible advantage i could see for jake is through assistance with language issues, although most of the ones i have had contact with havent really been able to speak english

i cant see that they are worth the fees the demand from purchaser, and vendor

back to nursing the hangover... :)
OP jake 2 | 17  
15 Apr 2007 /  #7
The only benefit I can see of using an estate agent is if things go wrong.
For example rights of ownership of the property, or in our case we are buying a building plot, we have been told that it has building permission (obviously we will check this out before we purchase).

Do estate agents verify these points when they advertise a property, and are they liable for false selling.
Do you just use a lawer/solicitor to negotiate sales?
thanks again

just checked the search link for "apartment",
all the answers I need seem to be there,
Thanks for your help.
good luck with the hangovers - whats a polish hangover cure by the way? hair of the bison?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Apr 2007 /  #8
Do estate agents verify these points when they advertise a property

they can do and will often advertise properties as having specific permission granted, eg building land

however, establishing rights of ownership, permissions etc seem normally to fall under the responsibilities of your notary, who will also assist with negotiation of sales etc.

hair of the bison?

yup and a large plate of pierogi :)
Frank 23 | 1,183  
15 Apr 2007 /  #9
Bubb...which property paper do you use...is it available on line?...what sort of differential?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Apr 2007 /  #10
which property paper do you use

its called anonse - is available on line but you have to pay for access - 2zl for half an hour or something
LoneStranger 3 | 382  
15 Apr 2007 /  #11
BubbaWoo

how much do you spend to buy a two bed flat nearby warsaw? As a foreign buyer...
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
15 Apr 2007 /  #12
difficult to answer for warszawa - i am based up in the tri city and know this market mainly

i have posted links to sites that will show you whats available in other threads
zakopane2222  
4 Oct 2007 /  #13
Hi if you want to purchase apartment in Zakopane go to ww.jkm.zakopane.pl they r very good , no catches just professional service , they build and sell new apartment with high rentaj potencial Idid it very easy good luck James11

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