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Re: Expats in Poland

Dajwid the house you are talking about probably needs complete renovation or has some other problems. The price is cheap otherwise.

Re: Expats in Poland

No it needs some work but is OK. I bought it as an investment, It will sit empty for a few years, until I decide to sell or move back to Poland.

Re: Expats in Poland

I bought a house down near the Tatra's, not far from Novy Targ (five rooms, plus kitchen, toilets, etc, plus two floors not complete) for £45k on 800m2.

Seems like a bargin to me and a beautiful part of the country, right next to lakes and mountains..

Re: Expats in Poland

The actual restriction is on buying land for the purpose of building a secondary residence.

Re: Expats in Poland

The permit (which it sounds like you might need unless you are resident there when you purchase it), is pretty much a matter of going through the motions. You will need to get stuff "apostiled" which is a bit of a pain, but as long as you are not in a huge rush it is fairly painless. It will take a good few months to complete though in my limited experience.

There are taxes and fees (for the Notary) and I believe you are looking at somewhere between 4% and 8%, but probably towards the lower end (I can't remember).