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Can EU citizens (UK) buy land in Poland ?


kj99 8 | 54
3 Oct 2012 #1
is it possible to buy land ( farmland with permission to build a house) , existing house ...

i ve spent some recent time in the countryside outside lodz , seen a couple of places , -one is just a plot of land with permission to build , the other an old wooden cottage with plenty of land to go with it ...

me - a uk citizen , my partner - (polish / not married/ but have a child with her)-

ive seen somewhere that land / farmland cant really be bought by foriegners even eu citizens - how is it for houses ? -

apparently buying an apartment is no problem , only thing is , i dont want an apartment - just a piece of land to build on in the future.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
3 Oct 2012 #3
The question should be - what would you plan to do in the countryside outside Lodz? It's not exactly a prosperous area...
Zibi - | 336
3 Oct 2012 #4
Why would you even care? His life, his choices. Outside of Warsaw is not so prosperous either.
Wroclaw Boy
3 Oct 2012 #5
is it possible to buy land ( farmland with permission to build a house) , existing house ...

The restrictions come into play if the land is zoned for agriculture and/or is over a certain area.

Speak to a real estate lawyer and find out the specifics.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
3 Oct 2012 #6
Why would you even care? His life, his choices. Outside of Warsaw is not so prosperous either.

I'm curious more than anything - the culture shock of living in a village after coming from the UK would be...well, immense.
OP kj99 8 | 54
6 Oct 2012 #7
The question should be - what would you plan to do in the countryside outside Lodz? It's not exactly a prosperous area...

....

it may not be prosperous , but its where my g/f lives - and the countryside only 20 miles around it is rather pretty
Snowmuncher 3 | 24
7 Oct 2012 #8
My advice would be to be very very careful, and get yourself a lawyer in Lodz on the list of lawyers used by the British consulate there. The most common trick is the sale of agricultural land that is "just about to be" re-zoned.

If you're planning on building a house, get ready to be rinsed until you're parched.

There have been some major changes in Polish law surrounding property ownership by EU nationals over the past few years, so only way to be sure is use a good lawyer who speaks good English. And there aren't many of those in or near Lodz.

What you are proposing on doing is possibly the riskiest of all property ventures.

If you speak fluent Polish without a trace of an accent, your partner's father owns a big construction company, you can trust her implicitly, and you have a lot of free time because you are a trustifarian, then maybe.
Wroclaw Boy
19 Oct 2012 #9
is it possible to buy land

I can confirm after recent consultations with legal entities in Poland that issues come into play if the land has more than 5 hectares (50,000 m2) that has been zoned as agricultural. If the land falls into this category you will need permission from the ministry, and the application costs about 1600 PLN and can take two months to process.

If the land has 7 hectares for example but over 2 hectares is zoned as park for example you will be fine.

A capable notary will check the status of the land and advise accordingly, if they get it wrong and process an illegal transaction they risk losing their license, not sure what the situation would be for the buyer.
Avalon 4 | 1,068
19 Oct 2012 #10
The usual, nobody is responsible.
Harry
19 Oct 2012 #11
seen a couple of places , -one is just a plot of land with permission to build , the other an old wooden cottage with plenty of land to go with it ...

Get a place which is already connected to power and water and sewage.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Oct 2012 #12
There used to be a law forbidding EU citizens to buy a second property (If I remember well). I wonder if this is still in force.
Wroclaw Boy
19 Oct 2012 #13
It didn't restrict them to buying, the law was brought into effect to tax them more on capital appreciation if it wasn't their main residence. Depending on the year which you bought a way around was to zameldowanie your ass there for a year minimum.
peterweg 37 | 2,321
21 Oct 2012 #14
I'm curious more than anything - the culture shock of living in a village after coming from the UK would be...well, immense.

I felt no culture shock whatsoever.
johnb121 4 | 184
23 Oct 2012 #15
Our water is from a spring - so far this autumn no water for six weeks! We have to load a plastic tank onto the pick up and go bucket water from a stream up in the wood.

Our land is within the limit and beyond the border zone, but registered agricultural, so bought by my partner and I have lifetime right to occupy.

We have a Tesco in town, but I'm slowly (very slowly) adapting to Polish food.
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Monowarbadruddu
30 Jul 2015 #16
Does anyone know, if agricultural land is available on long rental basis?
weeg
30 Jul 2015 #17
Yes, it is.


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