Purchase of real estate by foreigners
Starting a business often requires to purchase of real estate by foreign investors. The rules regarding a property purchase by a foreigner are regulated by the following acts:
- Purchasing agricultural and forest land - for 12 years after Poland joined the EU (i.e. until 2 May 2016).
- Buying a second home for a period of five years from the date of Poland’s accession to the European Union unless the purchaser has been residing in Poland for at least five years or purchasing estate in order to run business activities in the form of tourist services.
The application must be made in accordance with the following acts:
Detailed information concerning the acquisition of real estate and shares, together with the specification of required documentation, can be found on the Ministry of Internal Affairs website: