What is some information about buying land in Norway?


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    What is some information about buying land in Norway?


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    In most cases, you need something called “konsesjon” to buy land in Norway. The local community politicians like to have you as a neighbor. This goes for small properties, suitable for living at and in. It is somewhat problematic you first have to make an offer for the property, win the bidding, and then apply for “konsesjon.

    If you don't get it, the purchase is annulled, and the seller will have to enter the sales process again. If there is some reason, you might not get a “konsesjon,” chances are the seller will choose another bidder if the difference between bids is not considerable.

    Business property, regulated by the local community for business purposes, anyone can buy, but here you are not allowed to live.

    More significant agricultural properties you can not buy unless you are educated to run them properly. (Agricultural education). And even if you buy one, and the last owner had a grandson he did not know about, you might have to give it up at a meager price to him, (agricultural price (odelstakst)) if he claims it and wants to run it. It might be his right if he has not formally renounced his rights to the property by “OdelsLaw.” This is an ancient law regulating agricultural land in Norway.