Buying Property in Poland
The Definitive Guide to
Buying Polish Property

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Introduction

Preface

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. ... " - read more
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. ... " - read more
" 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. ... " - read more
" Some of the useful contacts are listed in the Resources part of this website with the remainder in the book itelf. ... " - read more
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