Slovenia is a very pleasant country, which is why many business executives decide to live here. If you are one of those thinking about moving to Slovenia, you will probably need a place to stay. That’s why we are giving you some important information about purchase of properties in our beautiful country.
Finding a perfect property
When it comes to finding the right property in Slovenia, there are many private agencies dealing in purchase, sale or lease of real estate that will be more than happy to assist you. If you have problem finding them, just contact us and we will help you find the best one for you.
Buying that perfect property
Citizens of the EU and EEA members will not face any restriction with respect to the purchase and commercial letting of property, therefore you may purchase or rent property regardless of the EU/EEA country where you come from.
Citizens of Third Countries
Since February 2003, foreigners have been able to buy a property in Slovenia on a reciprocal basis. Reciprocity is a principle verified by the Ministry of Justice on the basis of the Law on Reciprocity, and any attempt by a non-EU citizen to buy property requires a new application for the establishment of reciprocity to the Ministry of Justice.
Renting a property
In order to rent a property in Slovenia, one only needs a valid identity document. Registration of the agreement and tax payments are performed by the landlord. When renting a flat, an agreement with its owner – which needs to be authenticated by a notary – is usually concluded. You will pay rent monthly, as well as all running costs (water, electricity, heating etc).
Prices of properties
When it comes to the prices of properties, they depend on the size, age and location of the property. The prices are highest in the capital (Ljubljana) and at the coast.
When you find the right property and you want to buy it (not rent), it is recommendable to hire a licensed and registered real estate agent, who will contact the seller and present your offer. If the seller accepts your offer, agent will take care for a contract and all other formalities. Usually a 10% deposit is paid upon signing!
But before you decide to purchase a property in Slovenia, you should obtain a tax number and EMSO number (comparable to social security number) from the local authority where the property is located. This can normally take up to three days.
How can we help you?
The easiest option for a foreigner to buy a property in Slovenia is to register a company. We as a One Stop Shop can register company for you free of charge and offer you all support services for making business in Slovenia and EU! Slovenia is beautiful, safe and business friendly country to live and work.
We can also help you to find suitable property, apartment or house for you to buy or rent.