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6 May 2024

How can EU, EEA and Swiss citizens buy agricultural land in Romania? navigation-next-alternate

According to Law no. 17/2014, Romanian citizens, citizens of a member state of the European Union, of the European Economic Area (EEA) or of the Swiss Confederation can buy agricultural land with the observance of the applicable preemption rights and procedures. Who has preemption rights? According to Law no. 17/2014, as recently amended by Law […]

29 April 2024

Can UK citizens and companies buy land in Romania? navigation-next-alternate

Following a referendum on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland (UK) officially left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. What does this mean for UK citizens who own land in Romania or who wish to buy land in Romania? Does Brexit affect UK citizens who already […]

22 April 2024

Can Swiss citizens and companies buy land in Romania? navigation-next-alternate

We saw in an earlier article that European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) have the right to purchase land in Romania. The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Switzerland is not an EU or EEA member, but only part of the single market. Type Permission Buildable land NO Agricultural land YES Forest land NO Can Swiss citizens […]

15 April 2024

Can foreigners buy property in Romania? navigation-next-alternate

As the 8th largest country in the European Union, with a vibrant economy and an ever growing real estate market, buying property in Romania is a great opportunity for foreigners looking to invest. But how can foreigners legally buy land or buildings in Romania? Can EU and EEA citizens and companies own land in Romania? […]