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Acquisition of real estate by EU citizens

The citizens of EU countries may acquire real estate in Poland without the need to obtain a permission. The exception to this rule is the acquisition of agricultural land and forest estates. The acquisition of such property until April 30, 2016 by the citizens of EU member states requires a permission from the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration. The issuance of a permission to acquire the above property is based on rules set out in chapter Acquisition of real property by non-EU citizens.

However, the EU citizens can buy agricultural land and forest estates without a permit in the following regions:

  • the Lower Silesia Province, the Kujawy-Pomerania Province, the Lubuskie Province, the Opole Province, the Pomerania Province, the Warmia-Masuria Province, the Wielkopolska Province, the West-Pomerania Province – after 7 years from concluding the lease contract of a given property, if during that period they personally conducted agricultural activity on this property, and they have been legal residents in the territory of Poland,
  • the Lublin Province, the Łódź Province, the Małopolska Province, the Mazovia Province, the Podkarpacie Province, the Podlasie Province, the Silesia Province, the Świętokrzyskie Province – after 3 years from concluding the lease of a given property, if during that period they personally conducted agricultural activity on this property and they have been legal residents in the territory of Poland.

The above rules also apply to nationals of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. On the acquisition of the real estate by foreigners of non-European Union member states, see chapter Acquisition of real property by non-EU citizens.