Renting a flat – What are restrictions for foreigners?

Are there any restrictions on foreigners renting property in Poland?

Provided that a foreigner is entitled to stay in Poland, there are no restrictions for them renting a flat, with one exception: occasional lease (Polish: najem okazjonalny).

If the landlord demands that an occasional lease is to be signed, you will be asked to indicate a place where you could live in case of a potential eviction and you are required to provide the formal consent from the owner of that place. The indicated place must be in Poland.

If you’re new in Kraków / Poland and you do not have friends who own a house or a flat who would be willing to agree to let you live in their home in case of eviction,  you cannot sign the occasional lease.

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