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Buying guide - property in Croatia


How to buy - for citizens of the Republic of Croatia and citizens of the European Union

Starting from date 01.02.2009 the Croatian government has removed all of its restrictions on citizens from the European Union buying property in the Republic of Croatia. So - the new law has ensured the same treatment as compared to Croatians. No more special procedures, waiting lists...



How to buy - for citizens of all other countries

OpisOne of the basic preconditions for foreigners to acquire property in Croatia is that of mutuality / reciprocity between Croatia and the country whose national acquires real estate, meaning that Croatia makes the treatment of foreigners conditional upon that country's treatment of her nationals.

According the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the existence of reciprocity with the majority of countries has been confirmed, including  Russia, USA, Canada, Montenegro, Serbia, Australia, Ukraine, Norway etc. You can see list of countries - please click HERE...

Foreign citizens are entitled to purchase real estates in Croatia, but after prior consent issued by the Ministry of justice. These statements on consent are issued to citizens of those countries Croatia signed a contract on reciprocity with and in extraordinary cases, to citizens of other countries as well.
 
Better and faster alternative is the company route. It also offers some tax and other benefits including setting renovation costs against any income received on renting the property out. Foreign citizens that establish, or already have an established company in Croatia, can purchase real estates on behalf of that company. 

Establishing a company in Croatia - takes 24 hours - and costs ca 100 Euros !!!

It is possible to conclude and verify a sales contract abroad. In such a case it is the best to have it verified in a Croatian embassy or consulate. If you verify such a contract before a public notary, then this verification has to be translated into Croatian by an appointed courts interpreter. 

Property purchase tax amounts 4% of the price written in sales contract. There is no yearly property tax in Croatia !!!

Foreign natural or legal persons can without any problems sell real estates in Croatia. Where property is held in an individuals name and later sold - a tax liability of  35% is crystallized, unless the property is held for more than 3 years after which time there is currently no tax liability. For detailed tax information we recommend to take advice from an accountant that is qualified to advice in Croatia. We can recommend one if you contact us.


 
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