The municipality of Legrad, located in northern Croatia, is selling abandoned houses and construction sites for only 13 euro cents as part of a pro-demographic campaign, the “Jutarnji list” daily reported on Friday. However, candidates must meet certain requirements.
Houses that previously belonged to the commune are currently being renovated by young families coming to Legrad from all over Croatia. The commune has already grown by 130 people, of which over 60 are children, explained Ivan Sabolić, the mayor of Legrad. The campaign was launched under the name “House for One Kuna”, and after Croatia joined the euro zone at the beginning of 2023, the price was set at the equivalent of the previous currency – 13 eurocents.
Currently, four houses owned by the commune are for sale.
“We also sell building plots”
– Families living in the area have on average two children – noted Sabolić. – That is why the commune is currently modernizing the kindergarten.
– If someone wants to build a house themselves, we also sell building plots for the same amount. In this case, the commune will help in its construction in another way: we pay 90 percent. prices for the necessary documentation for construction – indicated the mayor.
There are requirements
To be eligible for the program, you must be under 45 years of age, married or unmarried, have no criminal record and must not already own property.
Applicants have a greater chance of qualifying if they have a profession needed by the municipality and have children.
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