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We can help you purchase any property in Poland

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I will purchase a new property

Most apartments in Poland are purchased at the construction stage. The developer's contract and the finishing brochure are the most important documents describing the future property. Unfortunately, there is no single standard for all such contracts in Poland, and their provisions can be favorable or unfavorable to the buyer. By analyzing the contract with us, you will see where you are in the process, and any ambiguities will be clarified by a fluent English-speaking lawyer during the consultation.
During the reception of the apartment from the developer, our engineer will verify that there are no defects in the apartment and that everything complies with the contract and the finishing brochure. Any defects found will be recorded with photographic documentation and handed over to you and the developer. If necessary, you will be able to use legal assistance to ensure that the apartment complies with the contract and prospectus. Be assured that we will thoroughly check everything so that you can enjoy your new apartment without any issues.
More than 90% of apartments in Poland are handed over by developers in a finishing stage (without floors or doors) and it is the buyer who has to have them finished. The cost of finishing an apartment can reach up to 50% of the purchase price, so it is worth ensuring that the end result is worth the money invested and is free of defects and faults. Our engineer will verify not only that there are no defects, but also that everything has been done according to the rules of the art of construction and modern standards.

I buy a second-hand property

The residential buildings in Poland date back to different times - there are pre-war tenements, as well as a lot of socialist architecture, which used lower-quality materials, all the way up to modern buildings. This results in a wide variety of problems that cannot be detected without specialized equipment and an experienced eye. Pewny Lokal's engineers will help you purchase a property free of defects and flaws, even those invisible with the naked eye.
The cost of the labor and materials in Poland may differ substantially from the cost in your country of residence. Therefore, when verifying the technical condition, our engineer uses specialized software to prepare detailed reports indicating the estimated cost of renovation of the property you are buying, so that you are not surprised later by additional costs.
A tenant with lifetime tenancy rights, a restriction on the height of a building, or the need to allow a neighbor to have passage - these are just some of the possible problems that may be in the land and mortgage registers of the apartment or house you are buying. Our lawyers can analyze the contents of the land and mortgage registers and prepare a report with all the information you need to buy a property with confidence.
There may be unfavorable clauses hidden in the notarial deed, such as those imposing excessive contractual penalties or exempting the seller or the developer from warranty liability. Our law firm offers the service of a comprehensive review of the contract with the developer, as well as assistance in signing a secured contract in the secondary market (preliminary, sale or transfer of ownership).
In Poland, the preliminary sales contract is usually prepared by the seller or a broker hired by him. At the same time, this contract is mandatory and can significantly affect the purchaser. Do not sign without a lawyer's prior analysis of any real estate purchase documents. The lawyer prepares a detailed report, with suggestions for changes to the contract so that you are as much protected by it as possible.

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Technical services

Technical acceptance of an apartment or house on the primary market

What we can do for you

If you have bought an apartment from a developer and the moment of acceptance is approaching, our service is for your needs. An experienced engineer, using specialized equipment, will check the compliance of the apartment with the project and with standards and regulations. Are you planning to purchase a property from the secondary market? Order our inspection service by an engineer. We will find all faults and defects and prepare a report with a list of defects and an estimated quote for their repair, so you can make conscious and well-informed purchasing decisions.

Technical audit of an apartment or house from the secondary market

What we can do for you

In the secondary market, our engineers check whether the house or apartment you are buying conforms to technical norms and standards. We verify the potential defects and the state of the installations (such as electrical systems). We also offer thermal imaging audits. Using a thermal imaging camera, we can check, for example, whether windows are properly insulated and verify any excessive dampness in the walls. We can also provide an estimate of the cost of renovating the estate.

Legal services

Legal analysis of a developer's contract in the primary market

What we can do for you

Contracts with developers in Poland can include a myriad of contractual clauses that put the buyer at a disadvantage (for example, excessive fines, exemption from the developer's liability, etc.) Our lawyers analyze draft contracts to ensure that you do not sign such a risky clause.

Legal audit of an apartment or house from the secondary market

What we can do for you

When buying an apartment or house on the secondary market, it is very important to check the land and mortgage registers and make sure that the property is free of any claims and unsafe servitudes. We also assist buyers in negotiating the sales contract.

Other services

Other legal and engineering services related to real estate

What we can do for you

Pewny Lokal is the #1 real estate legal and engineering support company in the country. We invite you to contact us if you need legal or engineering assistance with various properties (office, building, land, etc.).

We have already helped more than 500 foreigners purchase property in Poland, see our clients' reviews!

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ikona apostrofu A to Z assistance in buying a house for a German citizen

„Pewny Lokal assisted me from A to Z in the purchase of a 1980s house near Szczecin - it commenced with an analysis of the land and mortgage registers, then their lawyer helped me by analyzing the sales contract, and an engineer prepared a technical report with an estimate of the cost of renovation. At every step of the way, I felt that there was someone holding my side, and that all the staff at Pewny Lokal really cared about making the purchase both safe and beneficial for me. Thank you very much for your help”.

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Maximilian Krämer, who purchased a house with the assistance of Pewny Lokal in 2022

ikona apostrofu Apartment pick-up with an English-speaking engineer

An engineer from this company helped me with the pick up of my apartment in Gdansk, Poland, in September 2022. The engineer showed great knowledge and explained to me in details what defects he had found, reasons why they were defects and what the repair choices were (and explained in which cases the developer would pay for the repair), and because of his good command of English beyond his role, he also helped me communicate with the developer's representative, who unfortunately did not speak English. I also received a report with photos of all the defects so that I would be able to verify which defects the developer had fixed at the recommissioning”.

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Olivier Finley, who picked up the apartment with us in 2022

ikona apostrofu Analysis of the sales contract for a Ukrainian family including consultation with a lawyer in the English language

„We have been living with the whole family in Poland for several years and made the decision to buy an apartment. It turned out that buying an apartment for foreigners in Poland (even residents) is not such a simple business. Mr. Szymon from Pewny Lokal helped me to figure out what the situation is like and what requirements I need to meet, and also indicated what to include in the contract. During the consultation I was accompanied by my husband, who unfortunately doesn't speak Polish yet, so the whole consultation took place in English which I thank you very much for”.

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Yulia Antonenko, who requested an analysis of the contract in 2023

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Examples of defects we found during the commissioning of houses and apartments from the developer

Repair cost: PLN 5,000
przykładowe usterki

faulty subfloor underlayment; low compression resistance of the subfloor

Repair cost: PLN 600
przykładowe usterki

faulty electrical installation (lack of proper thickness of the plaster); plastered electrical box)

Repair cost: PLN 450
przykładowe usterki

leakage of water installation (during the "wet" leakage test)

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki

incorrectly made contact point ( bearing wall - partition wall); plaster spalling; no expansion joint

Repair cost: PLN 100
przykładowe usterki

mechanical damage to the corner of a plastered wall

Repair cost: PLN 2,500
przykładowe usterki

incorrectly manufactured ceramic tile cladding on 75% of the roof surface (incorrect anchoring, lack of linearity)

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki

lack of profiling of the outlet on the roofing; water ponding

Repair cost: PLN 400
przykładowe usterki

mechanical damage to the coating on the radiator

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki

concrete tile and siding (facade boards) in poor condition

Repair cost: PLN 400
przykładowe usterki

permanent staining of window frames with mounting foam

Repair cost: PLN 7,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

Capillary rise/no horizontal insulation of the building

Repair cost: PLN 2,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leakage of horizontal branch drain

Repair cost: PLN 450
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

thermal imaging camera multiple blowdowns (leaks) on window frames

Repair cost: PLN 2,500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

secondary market house; dampness on the side of the roof slope

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

Thermal bridge; sloppily placed layer of thermal insulation in the roof slope

Repair cost: PLN 50
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

vented ladder heater

Repair cost: PLN 550
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leaks in the water and sewer installation

Repair cost: PLN 550
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

water system leaks

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki
reference rod

Incorrect installation of an exterior window sill, difficult to notice with the naked eye

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki
reference rod 200 cm

missing plastered wall surface (non-compliance with PN-B 10110:2005)) unnoticeable to the naked eye

Repair cost: PLN 1 000
przykładowe usterki
cross line laser; reference rod 200 cm

missing floor subfloor surface at room scale - impossible to verify without cross line laser

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki
angle bracket; reference rod

incorrect installation of the central heating manifold (no right angle, no linearity against the wall) unnoticeable to the naked eye

Repair cost: PLN 2,500
przykładowe usterki
construction angle bracket; measuring tools

lack of linearity and repetition of the dimensions of monolithic reinforced concrete stairs

Repair cost: PLN 700
przykładowe usterki

thermal bridge - ineffectively insulated roof hatch. Traces of biological corrosion outbreaks and moisture condensation

Repair cost: PLN 2,200
przykładowe usterki

one electrical circuit in the non-utility attic. Failure to connect air conditioning or other high-consumption appliances

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki

rigid joint at the interface between the window frame and the window sill. High risk of leakage

Repair cost: PLN 1,600
przykładowe usterki

chipping of ceramic cladding on the terrace and on the band surrounding the building. Tiles subject to replacement

Repair cost: PLN 2,400
przykładowe usterki

traces of dampness under the leaking balcony panel (located above)

Repair cost: PLN 2,500
przykładowe usterki

traces of dampness under the leaking balcony panel (located above)

Repair cost: PLN 10,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

Corrosion of the horizontal brunch drain, leakage of the sewage system

Repair cost: PLN 700
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leakage of terrace window, cold air blowing out

Repair cost: PLN 1,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leakage of the heating system (manifested by a regularly venting heater)

Repair cost: PLN 1,500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

thermal bridge, freezing of the stile of the roof window

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

thermal bridge, heat loss through the headwall of the non-utility attic

Repair cost: PLN 4,500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

incorrectly set elbow window, heat loss and lack of linearity of the construction

Repair cost: PLN 2,000
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leakage at the junction of the knee wall with the roof slope

Repair cost: PLN 5,500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

leakage of the roof slope, leakage

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

sloppily made thermal insulation of the attic

Repair cost: PLN 1,500
przykładowe usterki
thermal imaging camera

capillary rise/no horizontal insulation of the building

Repair cost: PLN 2,500
przykładowe usterki

manufacturing defect in the glazing unit (non-compliance with PN-EN 1279:2018 standard; basis for replacement of the glazing)

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki

clumsily performed attempt to repair a collapsed corner of the floor; execution error

Repair cost: PLN 400
przykładowe usterki

Lack of drainage holes in the window frames unobstructed (global remark)

Repair cost: PLN 1000
przykładowe usterki

mechanical damage to the surface of the conglomerate window sill

Repair cost: PLN 500
przykładowe usterki

incorrect protective coating on the railing hilt

Repair cost: PLN 300
przykładowe usterki

plaster defects at electrical points (global remark)

We will also find defects invisible to the naked eye by using a thermal imaging camera

Verification of temperature distribution in the heating system

Verification of the route of the sewage system

Verification of the course of the heating system

Verification of the functioning of gravity ventilation

Verification of the insulation of the roof and attic

Verification of the blowdown in the installation

We are comprehensively assisting in the purchase of real estate in Poland

Why Pewny Lokal?

Pewny Lokal is the largest and most reliable real estate inspection and survey company in Poland. We provide legal and technical surveys and inspections of properties, both on the primary and secondary market. Owning a property is a huge investment and the process of purchasing a property can be complicated and overwhelming. Pewny Lokal takes the worry and hassle out of the process and provides an extra layer of security to ensure that your real estate purchase is a success.

Support for buyers on primary market

Our services on the primary market include legal analysis of contracts with real estate developers and a technical inspection of the flat or house handed over by the developer. Pewny Lokal lawyers and civil engineers provide a detailed overview of the legal and technical aspects of the purchased property so that you are fully aware of any potential problems. Our team will inspect the property for technical issues such as structural defects, water leaks, deviations from building norms, and any other safety or engineering issues that may arise. We also provide a detailed report on the quality of the building materials used and verify all necessary documents, such as building permits etc.

Buyers of primary real estate in Poland are protected by a customer-oriented legislation. This means that they are less prone to legal or technical risks, but in order to take advantage of this, you should either carry out your legal and technical audits yourself or order a professional service.

Support for buyers on secondary market

As opposed to primary market, where real estate buyer is protected by a suitable legislation, you are on your own on a secondary market. If you are supported by a real estate agent, be reminded that their primary interest is to get the transaction completed, so they are not likely to pick on legal or technical risks. We strongly suggest a proper legal and technical review of any real estate that you should decide to buy.

On the secondary market, we offer legal support for buyers and conduct a comprehensive technical inspection of the flat or house. Our engineer would complete a thorough audit to verify things such as: state of plumbing, electrical wiring, sanitary fittings and other critical systems, heat insulation (important during those cold winters in Poland!), issues with humidity, actual surface area and so on. We also review the mortgage registers and the real estate contracts, providing an added layer of security for buyers.

Other services

Pewny Lokal also provides services relating to real estate but not necessarily related to transactions. These include real estate audits with thermal cameras, inspections of works carried out by repair companies and any other checks necessary to ensure the safety and quality of a property. We are fully committed to providing the best quality service and to helping our clients make informed decisions when purchasing a property.

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