You must have known that buying a promise is risky.
I almost did not purchase in Poland, after reading about Developers doing runners
The change of law which you probably mean applied to constructions started AFTER the law was introduced, so perhaps yours was not covered.
it came to my attention that property in Poland is highly over rated.
What a ********. Value of a property depends on supply and demand only and not what people think is the right price.
Reason is they don't have to fix these buildings so rent is cheaper at around 400pzl a month! With the amount of abandoned buildings around the polish people have their pick of cheap.
That's something special to £ódź, not whole Poland.
Dont forget there is a 20% tax if you sell before 5 years of ownership is completed. Lovely keeps you nicely tied in!
You don't have to pay it if you intend buy another property in 2 years from selling the 1st one. State doesn't want to subsidy traders.
Only too find, that owning property abroad invalidates receiving any help from the state as its seen as capital and needs to be sold first and the money used before any benefits can be received.
That seems logical.
Luckily my wife got some work a WHOPPING 2000pzl for a family
Were you surprised about it? Nobody told you that most of people in Poland earn around 2000pln net per month?
using your own car = NOT WORTH MY TIME or ANYONE, this crap is for hippies who are traveling the world and need to pay for weed!
We started advertising the apartment with a agent. 6 Months later NO ONE HAS EVEN VIEWED THE PLACE!
Didn't you know before investing in £ódź, that there is oversupply of apartments and the cheapest rent prices from all cities over 400000 people in Poland? In such conditions it cannot be easy to find a buyer or a good tenant.
"THESE ARE ONLY JOBS FOR POLISH"
What's so strange about company wanting to employ people who speak Polish? And in Poland it's basically synonymous (Polish and speaking Polish), as very little foreigners know the language. Moreover when you search for a job in profession with bigger unemployment, where employers have big choice of workers, they may choose Polish because of tribal patriotism.
Then there is the problem with the way we look, don't be fooled they know your a foreigner.
That's why I don't recommend immigrating to Poland for people who look different.
I want out! I came to do some good an all you get is the middle finger.. rich foreigners TAKE TAKE TAKE
How buying a property is something good? You wanted to earn money.
they want you to think that their reality is poor uneducated people don't get jobs
Why do you think so? All articles in press say that there is plenty of graduates being unemployed or working below their qualification in Poland.
Reality is you dont have to teach English here there are plenty companies who are required to speak English only in Poland
Again why are you surprised that locals have priority before foreigners, especially in the city with one of the highest unemployment rates:
Why do you think so many Poles emigrated from Poland. You're not the only one who cannot find a job. Recruiters may think that you will not be motivated getting Polish salary since normal levels are much higher for you. Better employ a Pole.
foreigners DO NOT GET JOBS IN POLAND
There is no tradition of employing foreigners in Poland and unemployment is relatively high. See how it will look if (ever) unemployment drops below 6%.
So where am I now, trying to get OUT, but with the UK so full its difficult,
There is no such thing as full. There is only supply and demand.
making polish friends is nearly impossible
Foreigners may seem temporarily leaving in given place and people may not want to befriend with somebody who is there just for a moment.
Marriage in runes, career in runes, finances in runes, family in runes, fearing for your life, life saving depleted, inheritance depleted, health depleted
I am sorry for you, but you made few mistakes. You moved to Poland with all your legs without trying it first for a little bit. You chose to move to quite bad city. I wouldn't like to move to £ódź. Many people think about this scene of a comedy movie, when thinking about £ódź:
And you trusted investor instead of buying finished apartment.
There are 2000 British expats living in working in Poland IF this number is true then it is low indeed.
Few months ago I think somebody quoted here 10 x bigger number.
In reality theres a 100 years of crap to fix and it needs more time.
Rather 20 - 30, depending on available resources.
The reality is all the people working abroad showing the locals how much money and free hand out from the social systems their getting has had a devastating effect on the youth in Poland.
You're right here. Many young will rather emigrate instead of getting low salary in Poland as they parents. But hey! Think about Africa, Egypt for example. They also watch American movies, see lifestyle which cannot achieve at home with their salary. For Polish young the lifestyle is just behind the border.
I personally DID NOT come to POLAND, I am trapped in here!
Cannot you just leave and ask some relative of your wife to take care of this matter?
My neighbor is a POLISH Lawyer who punched two apartments! He is like me HANDS TIED!
Yes in few cases big developers bankrupted and people left with nothing. It was hard to predict that. Now system is better. It's possible to have money in escrow account and pay next rates when construction progresses.
You hardly even see any old Bangers (cars) on the road
Maybe because benzine in Poland is very expensive and few years old cars very cheap. Simply People who cannot afford to change a car cannot afford benzine too.
... the poor polish reality .. feel sad for me.
Once you say that and other time complain that you wife earns 2000zł. Of course there are people doing well in Poland, but many don't.
So what have they done in the last 100 years
You're actually right here. Most of families in Poland either had apartments or got them from the state after communism collapsed. 2 x smaller than average in Germany, but still. Hence very big home ownership in Poland. Now retires get relatively high retirements and own apartments, while young don't own anything, have to pay very big part of their earnings for rent and often earn minimums salary (much lower than average retirement).
was it not so long again with the farmers begging Russia to buy their apples because the west could not care one bit.
It's an interesting way to put it :)
I wrote several pages of continued code only to find the average IQ of people were only able to follow about one page!
LOL For those who don't know it's a bad style to write long code. How come that you being a programmer couldn't find online job from UK, while many Poles could?