Is it hard to buy property in Croatia? Know the truth

Croatia is a travel destination and is popular for the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is also gaining a lot of popularity for the excellent options that it has in real estate investment and in finding a place to call home. 

However, if you are an EU citizen, willing to buy property in beautiful Croatia, you could be having some queries we’ll address in the following paragraphs. So, keep reading. 

Did you know that buying a property in Croatia can be a smooth and quick process? 

As an EU citizen, you are allowed to buy any property in Croatia, as long as it is in the building zone. 

The process of buying property in Croatia for EU citizens: Explained  

The first step in buying property in Croatia involves, of course, finding a suitable property in the building zone.  A real estate agency is of significant help from the beginning. 

Getting the confirmation document

Once the right property in Croatia is found, with the intent to buy, the seller and the buyer agreed on a price, the document that confirms that the property is indeed in the building zone, is needed. 

How long does it usually take to get the document?

It usually takes a few days and at the most up to two weeks. 

Getting the “OIB”

The next step in the process is to get the identification number called OIB (“Osobni identifikacijski broj”) in Croatia. It is critical to get the OIB as it is a must when preparing the contract between the seller and the buyer. 

It can be obtained at any tax office in Croatia and the best part is; it takes only 20 minutes to get it. So, with the tax identification number, the contract can be prepared.

Signing the contract and paying 

Once both parties are satisfied with the contents of the contract, it is signed at the public notary. 

After signing, the buyer pays the amount, and once the payment is received by the seller, the seller signs the payment confirmation. 

With the signed contract and the payment confirmation, the buyer becomes the owner of the property! 

The bottom line is that buying a property in Croatia for an EU citizen is quick and safe, if the correct and systematic process is being followed.

If you need help in buying a house, a restaurant, or a building plot in Croatia, we are more than happy to help you.

Thank you!

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