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keithjdKeith Davies
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Hi Zoran, I can’t comment on Vienna but the concept of leasehold does exist in Austria. A lot of lakeside/holiday home properties in Burgenland are on leasehold land and typically there is an annual fee. Fees seem to be negotiated on a fixed 10 year basis. Sometimes you will see properties that are on leasehold land owned by the church or council in some areas (e.g. I have seen some in Klosterneuberg). In terms of flats/apartments you probably may also need to check if they are social housing blocks as there may be other restrictions in place (e.g. you can only rent them out for a fixed fee). For flats sometimes you also have to pay extra for a kitchen or alternatively the kitchen is not included in the sale.