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Launched this summer by the Mister of Housing and the President of l’Agence nationale de l’habitat (l’ANAH), “Facil Habitat” accompanies landlords throughout their property ownership, including during energy-saving renovation projects.    It was created to centralize responses to the many questions homeowners may have.  “It’s a tool to guide owners throughout their home ownership and […]

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Faced with a barrage of lawsuits, property owners are rigorously defending themselves in court alongside American platform Airbnb itself. Read on for an overview of the main proceedings in progress, courtesy of lavieimmo.com. Paris City Hall has started a judicial guerrilla war against short-term rentals in the capital, whether by taking legal action against property […]

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After months of deliberation, la loi Elan has just been definitively adopted by Parliament and published in the Journal officiel.  Although it most notably imposes new city planning legislation, it also includes measures that help homeowners, especially those who rent out their apartment in Paris.   Flexible rental agreements Property owners will be able to […]

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Valérie Pécresse aims for the disappearance of paper metro tickets by the end of 2021.  To replace tickets, the magnetic Navigo Easy card will be launched in 2019. The President of Ile-de-France also announced test-drives of self-driving cars.   The use of individual metro tickets in Paris should be a thing of the past by the […]

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What’s happening this new year in the capital? From traffic restrictions, to a report on the security of Parisians, to the reopening of the musée de la Libération, le parisien.fr has highlighted some of the major city projects expected in the capital throughout the 2019 year.   January: submission of the study on free transport […]

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It is the communist assistant of Anne Hidalgo, Ian Brossat, who announced this on-air with BFMTV. Since the administrative court of Paris repealed rent control measures in the capital, prices soared. And for the town hall, too much is too much. This is essentially what Ian Brossat, Communist Housing Assistant under Anne Hidalgo, explained. Invited […]

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The Macron government looks open to bringing back rent caps in Paris and Lille after it passed a law making the process easier. Landlords and renters alike are eagerly awaiting the next few months. The Macron government passed its loi Elan in April as a successor to the loi Alur, the famous set of bills […]

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The rent caps were recently annulled in the capital. What does it mean for landlords, renters, and the market as a whole?  After a similar decision was taken in Lille, the Tribunal Administratif de Paris decided that imposing limitations on what landlords could charge in rent on their properties in Paris – but not its surrounding […]

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In a sign that recent regulatory measures and negative rhetoric might be having an effect, the number of listings on Airbnb in Paris has fallen for the first time.  Between September and December, the number of property listings on short-term rental platform Airbnb fell by 11.8%, according to the Paris city hall. What’s behind it? […]

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The outlook is very positive for Paris’ 2018’s property market, but as usual there are major changes to the laws affecting real estate. The following regulatory changes and tax reforms affecting property are important to know about. The end of the wealth tax in its current form At the end of November the National Assembly […]

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