- In the starosties, in which we request applications for the construction of houses up to 70 m², no applications have been submitted
- The lack of interest may be due to the structure of the regulation. Poles are afraid they will sell such houses in the future
- Investors can also delay construction, pending a database of free architectural projects. It will be ready in the second quarter of this year
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Houses up to 70 m² are part of the Polish order. Thanks to the simplified procedure – no building permit required – they had to help Poland create housing. The announcements were noisy and stimulated the imagination, but when the law was done, it turned out to be full of restrictions that could cool building enthusiasm.
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Investors think about the future
This was the case with Aneta and Dominik. The couple will get married in August this year and have been thinking about building such a house. All the more so because they have a piece of land that Aneta got from her grandmother. However, when they delved into the law, they began to have doubts.
† Two things scare me: first, the need to issue a statement that the house is being built for its own housing purposes, and second, the future of such a house. If we want to sell it, will a house built without a construction manager and without a permit ever find a buyer? – Aneta wonders.
The couple have so far refrained from building such a house and are in the process of analyzing the costs to see if the savings are worth the risk. In home building forums there are more votes against than for.
“Are you sure you want to invade these houses without a permit up to 70 m²? There is a lot of evidence that this can be legal nonsense” – advise users of one of the women who inquired about the possibility of building such a house .
“You have practically the same paperwork as with a house with a permit, except that you don’t wait for the permit, but you can build immediately after notification. It’s a bit faster. And you don’t have a construction manager, but I don’t know if it’s a plus because if so you are responsible for everything worse is later because you have to write a statement that this house is only for your housing needs so you will not sell or rent it is also not known how other things will look like You didn’t get an address from the houses on request, and the insurers didn’t really want to insure it” – they emphasize.
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There are no reports in the starosties
To start building a house up to 70 m², you must first submit a report to the construction and construction administration. This authority is the poviat starosty on whose territory the plot is located. The starosties have the best picture of interest in houses of this type.
† To date, no application has been made regarding the intention to build a residential building with a constructed area of up to 70 m². But when it comes to questions about the construction of such buildings, I personally provided information to two people – says Wojciech Gajewicz, head of the Construction and Architecture Department of the Miechów district office.
Interest in 70 sqm houses is also zero in Poznań poviat. – Since the beginning of the year, no application for the construction of such a house has been submitted to the County Office in Pozna – says Jan Grabkowski, the starost of Pozna. The staros explains the inauspicious times. – We have rampant inflation, many people are losing their credit. Today, the price of a plot of land can be many times higher than the construction of such a house. Then the entire investment is no longer profitable. For both the developer and the potential buyer, he says.
At the same time, the staroste emphasizes that it is not just about profitability. † There are also those who comment even more emphatically on such proposals: we are dealing with just any barracks, set up in every location. Simplifying procedures does not always mean that everyone will use common sense. It’s also worth realizing that building a home is such a serious investment that you should consider saving on such important elements — he adds.
In 10 other starosties, which we mention arbitrarily, there were also no reports of building houses up to 70 square meters. We also asked the PSB Group, which includes the stores of Mrówka and Profi, about their interest in the new-build solution.
– It’s too early to say anything about this. I think maybe something more will be known only in the spring – says Marzena Syczuk of the PSB group.
Construction companies are also not interested. – At the moment we had no customers who would like to build such a house – we hear in the secretariat of one of the construction companies operating in Podkarpacie.
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You have to wait for the database of free projects
Whether homes up to 70 m² will be in demand will not become clear until the middle of the year. Many people can postpone the investment until the General Bureau of Building Supervision has launched a free database of architectural designs for such houses. Last year, GUNB announced a competition aimed at selecting architectural designs for homes that would be functional, ecological, economic and aesthetic.
– On January 14, the jury decided to award the prize to 38 works. The authors will receive a cash prize of PLN 5,000. PLN, together with an invitation to negotiate under a single tender for the implementation of a complete construction project, which will be made available to investors free of charge in the second quarter of 2022, informs Joanna Niedźwiecka, spokesperson for GINB.