Last chance for UK citizens to buy Austrian property hassle free


Any UK citizens looking to buy property in Austria should do so before the 31st March, to avoid any Brexit related uncertainty. Under current laws only EU citizens can buy in Austria, and whilst there are ways around this, it will slow down the purchase process and potentially increase buying costs.

Giles Gale, MD of Alpine Property Finders (APF), advises that: “I have been surprised by the number of potential UK buyers who do not realise the repercussions that Brexit has for their Austrian ski property dreams. Whilst they might still be able to buy, the process will be much slower and likely more expensive, as it may be necessary to set up a company through which they can buy.

“Our advice is clear, if you’re considering buying an Austrian ski property make sure you have signed an initial purchase offer, or ‘kaufanbot’, well before our expected departure date.”

APF has agents on the ground in Zell am See, Saalbach, Kaprun and Kitzbuhel. In these resorts APF offers a free, bespoke property finding service covering all resale and new build properties listed for sale with local agents. As well as offering its property search service, APF has handpicked a selection of the very best projects and re-sales currently on the market in the Austria, all available for purchase before the 31st March:

The new Glemm Residence, in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, which will consist of 44 apartments ranging from studio apartments that sleep four people to four bedroom apartments and penthouses with extensive outdoor living space. The residence is located in Hinterglemm, which is part of the vast Saalbach-Hingerglemm-Fieberbrunn ski region, which from next year will be linked to Zell am See to create Austria’s largest linked ski region. Prices range from 179,000 Euros for a studio up to 2m Euros for a large, four bedroom penthouse.

Schi & Sonnenresort in Alpendorf – a brand new aparthotel with 33 apartments ranging from studios to penthouses all with full hotel facilities including a restaurant, bar, indoor pool and wellness facilities. Located in the popular Ski Amade less than an hour from Salzburg. Prices starting from 149,000 Euros.

Alpen Parcs in Zell am See – a rare re-sale property in an otherwise sold out development in the very centre of Austria’s most popular ski resort. The property consists of two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a good-sized terrace – ideal for outdoor dining. It is on the market for 450,000 Euros.

For further information on Alpine Property Finders, the service they offer and the projects they are currently marketing visit. www.alpinepropertyfinders.com

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