Under certain conditions, foreigners can purchase real estate (flats, houses, agricultural and non-agricultural land) in Poland.
To compare, France doesn’t set such limits, a foreigner can buy any type of real estate.
Yet, even in Poland for EU and European Economic Area (EEA) citizens, according to a 1920’s law (still in force) and in conformity with European law standards, the purchase of property is free of any administrative authorization..
At the same time, following a recent reform of the Agriculture Act, since the 1st of May 2016 the possibility of purchasing agricultural land of an area exceeding 3,000 m2 has been severely restricted. In general, such land can be sold exclusively to an individual farmer (any group is thus excluded). It is however possible for non-farmers to apply to the National Agricultural Agency for permission to acquire such land. The foreign buyer must nevertheless undertake, among other conditions, to develop a farm on the land.
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