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Poznań City Hall’s archive, photo. M. Kaczmarczyk


As at the end of 2017, Poznań housing stock accounted for 258.1 thousand flats with a total usable area of 16.7 million m2.

The structure of flat ownership accounted for:

  • flats belonging to natural persons – 170.6 thousand, including 67.4 thousand in buildings administered by housing communities
  • flats of housing co-operatives – 68.3 thousand flats
  • council flats – 12.3 thousand, accounting for 4.8% of the total housing stock of the city.

Less housing stock remained in the possession of social housing associations (1.3%). The smallest share in the total stock was attributable to the State Treasury (0.3%) and enterprises (0.3%).

The total area of flats belonging to natural persons is 12.2 million m2 (73% of the total area). The area of flats belonging to housing co-operatives amounted to 3.4 million m2 (20.4% of the total housing area), and the share of the area of social flats was nearly 4%.

The average area of a flat was 64.5 m2 and did not change compared to 2016.

Housing effects

In 2017, 4,057 flats were put into use,  including 156 social flats. Their total area was 250,399 m2, and the average usable area of a flat was 61.7 m2 including:

  • 87.9%of the newly completed flats intended for sale and rent (or 9 years, such flats have been accounting for over 80% of all flats put into use.)
  • 10% of flats built by natural persons for their own use.

“Flat for rent with an option to become its owner”

Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego Spółka z o.o. (Social Housing Company), a company co-owned by the City, started building flats in the following streets: Koszalińska, Literacka and Żołnierzy Wyklętych. These flats will be offered under the “Flat for rent with an option to become its owner” programme.

The programme is aimed at enabling people who cannot afford to buy a flat on the open market to acquire one. Those participating in the programme with whom relevant agreements will be concluded will be required to pay a participation fee of up to 30% of the construction costs of the flat and the accompanying infrastructure. The remaining part of the costs will be paid as part of the rent. The rent amount, of which about 70% will be used to repay the financial liability incurred by Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego Spółka z o.o. for the implementation of the project, is estimated at approximately PLN 17/m2 in the first year of lease.

Lease agreements will be concluded for a definite period of minimum 25 years but not longer than 30 years, whereby the programme participant will have the right to buy a rented flat no sooner than after 5 years from signing the lease agreement and no later than 12 months before the lapse of the period for which the agreement was concluded.

In the first stage of the construction project implemented in Strzeszyn, it is planned to build 357 flats, 288 of which will be available under the “Flat for rent with an option to become its owner” (planned to be completed in mid-2019), and 69 in the standard rental system used by Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego Spółka z o.o. (planned to be completed at the end of 2018). The flats will be offered in a high “turnkey” standard, in buildings with elevators and underground car parks.

New housing construction in Poznań – indicators
2005 2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017/2005 in %
Number of flats put into use 3375 3180 3642 3629 2915 4060 120,3
Polish Central Statistical Office


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