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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 Since the administrative court of Paris repealed rent control measures in the capital, prices soared.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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Only 11,000 out of 100,000 short-term rental listings in the capital abide by the new measure regarding registration of properties with the local council. The other 89,000 listings are now outside of the law after it became official on December 1. The Decret Airbnb – as it has come to be known, even though Airbnb only […]

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The end of rent caps in Paris is in sight as the administrative tribunal of Paris has decided to annul the measure after it was deemed illegal in its current form.  In a surprise move, the tribunal administatif de Paris has ruled against the continued imposition of rent caps in the capital. In an official statement, the […]

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The French government believes that proposed reforms to the wealth tax which will mean 3.2 billion less in revenue. The boon to the wealthy will see wealth tax levied only on real estate holdings and not on other investments, provoking fervent debate in the country. They estimate that the IFI (impot sur la fortune immobiliere), […]

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Emmanuel Macron promised during his campaign to exonerate 80% of French citizens from the taxe d’habitation. His finance minister recently revealed the more details of the measure to be introduced next year.  Gerard Darmanin, Macron’s finance minister, recently revealed the details of the taxe d’habitation exoneration at a meeting on Tuesday morning. Macron promised the measure […]

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The measure discussed earlier in the year will enter into force on December 1. Anyone wishing to rent their Paris apartment on short-term rental site Airbnb will have to register with local authorities to do so. 

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