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Poland online property ownership checker (government website)

thetenminuteman 1 | 80
19 Feb 2013 #1
I found this, and I think it might come in very useful for anyone looking to buy a property in Poland.

You need the so called "księga wieczysta" (property number) to access the data, but when you do, you can find out a wealth of information about the property. It contains details of previous owners, current owners, mortgage on the property, everything.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,914
22 Feb 2013 #2
Good link, thanks :o)
Richfilth 6 | 415
22 Feb 2013 #3
How does one get the KW number?
Khayyamabrar - | 2
22 Feb 2013 #4
I hv 2 house on rent with shared room and polish tenant someone need house on rent ask me
OP thetenminuteman 1 | 80
22 Feb 2013 #5
How does one get the KW number?

Good question. If you're buying a property, then they should give you the number without any problems, because a reluctance to do so suggests that they're up to no good.

It's worth bearing in mind that some properties don't have a KW number, but you can apply for one. As far as I know, you need the KW number to sell anyway.

For your own property, it might be on the akt notarialny, or you can get it from the Urzad Miasta for a small fee. For someone else's property, it might be possible to get if you have a valid reason to have it. I certainly obtained several in the past by merely paying the right fee and writing a letter.
Wroclaw Boy
22 Feb 2013 #6
How does one get the KW number?

The agent will have it, almost all agents demand a copy of the KW statement before they market a property.

I came across something really interesting about this last year but i'll be damned if i can find the link.
perkujki 4 | 26
29 Jun 2013 #7
When you say property does the include flats? thx
Wroclaw Boy
29 Jun 2013 #8
delphiandomine 88 | 18,331
30 Jun 2013 #9
When you say property does the include flats? thx

Yep, any property or plot of land will be included as long as they have such a number.
29 Sep 2013 #10
is it possible to check if someone owns a property in Poland , through a agency ?
InWroclaw 89 | 1,914
2 Oct 2013 #11
What safeguards are there when someone buys a house or flat (or land) in Poland? In the UK, a solicitor/lawyer or licensed conveyancer will carry out searches to see if there's anything happening locally that could concern a buyer. Does that happen in Poland?
cms 9 | 1,255
2 Oct 2013 #12
Yes a Polish lawyer can check that or you can do it yourself - is called Ksiega Wierczysta. Will show ownership, any mortgages etc. Normally that would be attached to the notarial deed anyway.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,914
2 Oct 2013 #13
Thanks CMS

I think some new law is being proposed regarding allowing more relaxed planning laws for Poland's family homes from next year perhaps...

It is possible that next year will be to build small houses without bureaucratic 're wasting time associated with obtaining appropriate permits . And what about the rights of property owners adjacent to the planned construction?

It seems that the government has learned from the lesson over two years ago gave the " reformers " construction law the Constitutional Court. At the request of former President Lech Kaczynski challenged on the abolition of permits that pushed through the parliament committee " Friendly State " ....

solidarity - | 15
5 Jul 2014 #14
Merged: Foreign Real Estate / Home Ownership in Poland

This topic keeps surfacing in my discussions with family and friends. How does Polish foreign ownership compare to nations such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and the Balkans?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
7 Jul 2014 #15
I think that statistics wouldn't be very reliable, because foreigners cannot own farming land in Poland yet, but they own it through Polish intermediaries. As for apartments it's around 200 000 m^2 per year:,2,1108136.html

Mostly it's Germans, British and Ukrainians:,3,1108136.html

Foreigners own many companies operating in Poland.
Ted in Canada
1 Aug 2019 #16
I live in Canada moved hear with my Parents in 1964 ..They had a house and never signed it over to the People that live there now...both my Parents are deceased now..every thing in there will is now mine.....Do still own this polish property...
pawian 213 | 22,276
1 Aug 2019 #17
Do still own this polish property...

Do you mean if you still own this property?

Most probably not. The law of prescription allows dwellers to take over the property after 20 or 30 years if the owners don`t claim it. If those people you are talking about had lived there since 1964, they were entitled to acquire your parents` house in 1994 at latest.

Read this site and all links on it

In case sb was confused by the expression prescription, here is the explanation. I see it also exists in legal systems in other countries, so it is international.

The manner of acquiring property by a long, honest, and uninterrupted possession or use during the time required by law. The possession must have been long, continued, peaceable, and without lawful interruption.
Ted in Canada
2 Aug 2019 #18
Thanks for the information....I Ask this question only because at one time the current occupiers wanted to add on to the home and were told because they did not own the house they could not make additions....
pawian 213 | 22,276
2 Aug 2019 #19
When did it take place?

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