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Buying a farm in Poland


academica72 2 | 4
29 Dec 2012 #1
Hi to all,

I have being looking for properties in Poland to buy, at the first instance I was looking for a flat, but due to all the expenses and all locations I have seen I have moved to a ''smallish'' farm somewhere between Bydgoszcz and Tórun, something with a good piece of land not too big and also a farm house included even if the house needs some restoration, I am prepair to take on board all the that.

Is any one here can give an help, please?

Regards,

poland_
29 Dec 2012 #2
I have seen I have moved to a ''smallish'' farm somewhere between Bydgoszcz and Tórun

Do you have a Polish wife?
johnb121 4 | 183
29 Dec 2012 #3
Be aware of restrictions on land close to the border and agricultural land - for the latter you need a permit to buy up to 2016

"Issuance of permits to entrepreneurs from the European Economic Area (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein)

On 1 May 2004, the general rule whereby a permit is required for purchase by foreigners of real estate or shares in companies which are legal owners or perpetual usufructuaries of real estate ceased to apply to nationals and entrepreneurs residing or established in the territory of the European Economic Area (EEA).

However, the Act provides for derogation in this respect. EEA nationals and entrepreneurs must obtain a permit in case:

To purchase agricultural and forest land - for 12 years after Poland became a member of the EU (i.e. until 2 May 2016).
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However, EEA foreigners will not be required to obtain a permit during this transitory period in the following cases:

to purchase agricultural land situated in:

The following eight western and northern provinces: Dolnośląskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubuskie, Opolskie, Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Wielkopolskie, Zachodniopomorskie - after the end of the seven year period since the execution of a lease contract (date of execution must be certified), if during that period they have pursued farming in person on the land concerned and have legally resided in Poland,

The following eight central ane eastern provinces: Lubelskie, £ódzkie, Małopolskie, Mazowieckie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Śląskie, Świętokrzyskie - after the end of the three year period since the execution of a lease contract (date of execution must be certified), if during that period they have pursued farming in person on the land concerned and have legally resided in Poland"
OP academica72 2 | 4
30 Dec 2012 #4
Yes I have a Polish girlfriend, we are still not married.
johnb121 4 | 183
30 Dec 2012 #5
Unless you want to give your money to your GF, do not even consider registering the farm in her name. If you do, then legally it's hers and will remain hers when she dumps you... or vice versa. If you insist on it, insist also on a formal and binding agreement that you have the right to occupy the farm for your lifetime, to be registered as part of the sale/transfer.
cms 9 | 1,254
31 Dec 2012 #6
I renovated a farm here myself and it was a great experience but a very long project (6 years) and also I had a flat to live in for the meantime and it was never intended as a main house. If you start then my tip would be to look around for off cuts of materials (e.g. we tiled our roof with second hand tiles we got from a plebania, used old doors from a lawyers office etc) and to find someone really reliable e.g.. in your girlfriends family.

If there is no running water or no central heating then before you buy maybe try living in a place with no heating for one week and decide if you have the stomach for that !
InWroclaw 89 | 1,910
31 Dec 2012 #7
Unless you want to give your money to your GF, do not even consider registering the farm in her name. If you do, then legally it's hers and will remain hers when she dumps you...

That is essential advice, although I think you meant "if" not "when" :D
Varsovian 91 | 634
31 Dec 2012 #8
You would get an EU subsidy though - my wife does.
Also - find out what class of land it is, as this opens up / closes off some sorts of production if you want to be a bit more daring in your choice of crop.
johnb121 4 | 183
31 Dec 2012 #9
That is essential advice, although I think you meant "if" not "when" :D

I'm pretty sure I meant "when" .... but maybe that's trained into me, being a professional cynic, glass half empty sort of guy!
InWroclaw 89 | 1,910
31 Dec 2012 #10
I'm pretty sure I meant "when"

:D
Nacjonalista 4 | 96
3 Jan 2013 #11
What is your plan as far as animals go? Are you going to raise chickens?
bond007 - | 1
8 Jan 2013 #12
Hi There....

You personally cannot buy any Farm land due to restrictions on foreigners which another user has pointed out....unless your partner who has to be Polish buys it!! which she is I read!!

{To purchase agricultural and forest land - for 12 years after Poland became a member of the EU (i.e. until 2 May 2016).}

To go the route of permits!!! Goodness me forget it!! Poland is terrible when it comes to anything to do with the Govt..........or permission from Govt....run a mile!!!

Go the easiest route your girlfriend buys it!! and has an agreement with you.....

In General when looking for a farm for example try allegro/ gratka or otodom...the websites are quite good for searching for such property! Your girlfriend 100% will know them and could help u to search for bits and pieces!!

Good Luck!!
Eurycide - | 1
30 Jan 2013 #13
Hi academica72!

My parents have the farm for sale. If you are interested, send me message, please. I will send you any pictures, more information, etc..
Twoninetango
25 Feb 2016 #14
Greetings,

I m moving to the Slupsk/Ustka area soon for a 4 year project. I would like to learn as Much as possible about living in Poland indefinitely so is there any recommendations on renting versus buying and how American expats can live in Poland if allowable. Any expat communities in Poland?


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