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PART ONE: ABOUT POLAND
A Brief Historical Context • Famous People
Telephone and Internet Services • Radio and Television • Roads • Public Transport • Utilities (Gas, Electricity, Water and Sewage) • Weather • Entertainment • The Polish Lifestyle, Mentality and Culture
Period Properties and Purpose Built • Polish Houses • Apartments • Polish Offices • Polish Land
PART TWO: WHY POLAND
Business Ventures • Capital Gain • Buying to Let
Prices and Percentages • Average Salaries • New Housing Stock • The Jewish and the German Question • Limitations on Foreign Buyers
A Growing Gross Domestic Product • Foreign Direct Investment • Freight and Logistics Growth • Production and Exports • Rising Tourism • Confidence in Mortgages • Introduction of the Euro • Poland Versus Other Central European Countries
PART THREE: WHAT AND WHERE TO BUY IN POLAND
Residential Properties • Off Plan Properties • Apartment Shells • Recreational Land and Housing • Farms and Farmland • Forested Land • Office Space • Warehousing • Factories • Hotels • Derelict Buildings • Properties with Sitting Tenants • Listed or Protected Buildings
Demographic Changes • The Commuter Belt • The Family Cycle • Developing Infrastructures • Special Economic Zones • Areas with Potential
Using the Guide • Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian Voivodeship) • Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship) • Łódzkie (Łódź Voivodeship)
PART FOUR: HOW TO BUY PROPERTY IN POLAND
The number of ways people choose to approach buying property in Poland varies almost as much as the number of property types there are to buy. ...
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Introduction • The Permit System • Getting Round the Permit System • Polish Mortgages • The Polish Mortgage Application Process • Making Enquiries • Searching by Postcode • Who is an Estate Agent? • Dealing with Agents • Viewing Properties • Making an Offer • Fixtures and Fittings
Introduction • The Role of an Estate Agent • The Role of the Solicitor and Due Diligence • Local Government and Bureaucracy • Currency Transfers
Introduction • Renovating and Furnishing Properties • Renting Your Property • Holiday Homes and Security • Change of Use Applications
Introduction • Things to Know Before Your Visit • Dates to Avoid
Introduction • Types of Developments • Estimated Service Charges • Reserving a Property • Exchanging Contracts • Payment Options • Completion • Fitting Out Shells • Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings
Introduction • Transaction Costs • Agency Fees • Solicitor’s Fees • Translating Documents • Purchase Tax / Stamp Duty • Land Registry Fee • VAT • Post Transaction Costs and Fees • Capital Gains Tax
PART FIVE: USEFUL INFORMATION
The most commonly cited confusion for those who learn a little Polish is the use of 'Mieszkania' and 'Dom' which in most dictionaries are translated 'Apartment' and 'House' respectively. ...
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These are some of the most common Polish words and phrases for general use as well as one's related to property and real estate. ...
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Some of the useful contacts are listed in the Resources part of this website with the remainder in the book itelf. ...
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