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EU citizens can buy properties in Bulgaria with no need to register a company

2014-05-09   |  Polina Stoykova, Managing Director & Head of Research

It is widely known that when buying a house with a garden or a plot of land in Bulgaria a foreign buyer needs to register a Bulgarian company because land cannot be sold to foreign persons.

The good news is that this rule has changed and EU physical and legal persons are now allowed to buy properties that come with land in their own names.

The Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria to the EU allowed Bulgaria to keep the prohibition for EU physical and legal persons to buy land in Bulgaria for up to 5 years for regulated land and up to 7 years for forests and agricultural land after its accession to the EU. The 5-year term has now finished and since 1.01.2012 all EU persons are allowed to buy land in Bulgaria. This applies to houses with gardens, all plots that are within the zoning of the settlements, apartments coming with ideal parts of the land, offices and other commercial properties. The same regulation applies for citizens of countries from the European Economic Area (EEA).

For all other foreign persons, who are not citizens of EU or EEA countries, the overall restriction to buy land in Bulgaria is still valid, which means that they need to register companies.

This is a major change and liberalization of the Bulgarian real estate market. It comes in combination with lower property prices, which have dropped with around 50% since the beginning of the crisis. Presently Bulgaria offers the most attractive real estate prices among all other European countries. These factors will contribute for a greater demand for properties by foreign European buyers.

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