How can you buy land in Russia?

Land plots in Russia are being actively bought up, and not only because of their fertile soil quality or low cost. State support plays an important role in this process. Farmland owner taxes are among the lowest in the world. That is why investors come to Russia not only from neighboring countries and the CIS but also from Europe or the United States. And in the Far East, the land is bought by entrepreneurs from China, Korea or Australia.

However, a foreign citizen cannot buy a single land plot. There are areas that are prohibited from registering as property, such as border areas. Our lawyers will help you find a way out of such situations, choose a suitable land plot, and will also provide full support for the transaction. As a result, you will become the legal owner of the land plot, saving an impressive amount of money on its acquisition.

What are the conditions for foreigners to buy land in Russia?

In order for the sale and purchase transaction to be legal, you must start with the correct execution of all documents. In addition to the standard set of documents required for any buyer, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Notarized passport of the country of your permanent residence;
  • Visa, if there is a visa regime with your country;
  • Proof of official residence in the Russian Federation;
  • Document confirming registration in the Russian Federation (temporary or permanent residence).

It is important to comply with the visa conditions of your stay in the country. If a representative is acting on your behalf, you must have a power of attorney. We’ll do this ourselves.

You must also translate your passport into Russian by notarizing the translated document. The power of attorney must be subject to this procedure. The document must be signed by the translator, which must also be notarized.

The seller will need a separate package of documents. It is advisable to check its completeness and the legal possibility of buying a land plot. This package should include the following:

  • Confirmation of land rights;
  • Title document;
  • Cadastral passport of the land plot (or an extract from the Unified State Register of Taxpayers);
  • Consent of the spouse to the transaction;
  • Waiver of the state’s preemptive right to buy back shares.

But this is not a complete list of documents. A purchase agreement is also required. It must be translated into the buyer’s native language. However, this is not required. After the completion of the procedure, the contract is registered in Rosreestr and the buyer is issued a certificate of ownership (record of an extract from the Unified State Register of Taxpayers).

When can I not buy land in Russia?

Some prohibitions are enshrined in the provisions of the law, while others arise in connection with a specific situation. For example, restrictions may be imposed on a specific land plot or there may be other encumbrances (if it is pledged or under arrest). Our lawyers will pre-check the selected land to ensure that it can be purchased as property.

There are legal restrictions on the purchase of land. This category includes the following:

  1. Land plots located in border areas;
  2. Agricultural land (they can only be leased);
  3. Other areas determined by law.

More often than not, foreigners want to acquire land precisely to create a farming business. Our organization exists to solve this problem. Send us a request!