What does 'Period Property' mean?
Find out what Period Property means. Period Property is explained by Tim Hill - author of Buying Property in Poland
Period PropertyThere is no clear cut description for what makes a period property in Poland. Some believe it can mean anything up to the 1950s while others will state the building must have been constructed before 1900 to qualify for the term.
As such it is strongly recommended that you check the actual year of construction.
However this will not always be an absolute indicator of the property. For example much of Gdansk and Warsaw were completely destroyed during World War Two but were reconstructed to look exactly as they were in the post war years. Therefore even though the year of construction may be 1955, the building will look in all senses like a period property - often down to the smallest detail as with Warsaw's old town.