There are a significant number of foreigners looking to buy property in Poland, some purely for investment, others for a variety of other reasons. One thing is certain, property or real estate is much cheaper in Poland than in my home country of England, or indeed many other countries, although prices have been rising steadily and the decreasing value of the pound continues make a substantial impact.
My husband and I bought a house in Poland for several reasons, one of which is purely sentimental – I would like to own my own small patch of what would have been ‘my homeland’ if Hitler had not invaded Poland. More about us and our reasons for buying in Poland...
The first comment I would make is that the whole process of buying a house is very different from the process in Britain. Firstly, we have found our estate agents especially helpful both during and after the purchase. There are different rules and regulations to negotiate. Some of it has been enjoyable, other parts tiring and frustrating - much like house purchase anywhere but having the estate agents we did has made everything so much easier because they have not only dealt with the purchase but also the bank transfers, arranging for direct debits for payments of utility bills and house insurance following the purchase.
We wish that there had been some sort of guide for us to follow, someone to ask but didn't find any single knowledgeable source, just snippets of information from various sources - it's all still new for many people, both in Poland and abroad, so we thought we would create this site and extend it as new knowledge and experiences develop.
Hopefully, people who have already purchased successfully and perhaps rented out holiday homes will come forward and share their experiences. We know of a few Polish nationals who have returned to Poland to invest but it is so much easier for those who already know the system, know which government offices to turn to, speak the language and do not need to obtain permits to purchase houses (no permit required for apartments). View houses for sale in Poland.