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ACQUIRING / BUYING PROPERTY IN CROATIA
According to Croatian Law on Property Ownership, foreign citizens and enterprises will need to obtain consent from the Ministry of Justice in the Republic of Croatia.
Any application may be initiated by the application or through an attorney by sending a request in writing to The Ministry of Justice in Zagreb.
Permission will only be granted to a Foreign Citizen if there is a Reciprocity Agreement between Croatia and the State where you are a registered citizen. This means that if a Croatian Citizen has the right to acquire property in your home country then you have the right to acquire property in Croatia.
Full details on law governing Property Acquisition can be found at http://www.mfa.hr
If you require the assistance of an attorney in making your application, our Legal department can advise and assist. Please click here email@example.com.
There are 2 methods of acquiring property in Croatia, PRIVATE Purchase or COMPANY Purchase. In both cases Buyers must pay an additional 5% RET (Real Estate Transfer) Tax on the purchase price.
Suitable for individuals buying property as a long term investment (in excess of 3 years to avoid current Capital Gain Tax legislation) or a holiday home (i.e You will not be renting it out!) You must apply to the Ministry of Justice for permission to purchase (as detailed above), but the purchase CAN be completed before permission is granted. If for some reason your application is refused, you can still purchase the property through the company route (see below).
If you are planning further investment in your property (new construction / renovation etc) or planning to rent your property out, then purchasing through a company may be advisable. Incorporating a company cost approx €700 and will take between 4 and 6 weeks to complete. You will need to deposit 20,000 Kuna (€2,000) with a Croatian bank; this is the minimum Investment capital. These funds can be used to pay for company expenses. Individuals are required to be present when they start the incorporation process.
If you would like to discuss the options, please contact our accountant via email - firstname.lastname@example.org