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France: withdrawal period after purchase agreement extended to 10 days • Paris Property Group

The time frame to decide whether to go forward with buying a property in France after signing a promesse de vente, or preliminary contract, has been extended from 7 to 10 days under the Loi Macron. As of August 8th, residential real estate buyers in France will have 10 days after signing the initial purchase agreement to […]

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Some decisions on local taxes taken at the municipal level this year in France will affect homeowners in 2015 and 2016. New increases in residential taxes (taxe d’habitation) and property tax (taxe foncière) as well as surtaxes on second homes and building lots are part of the program.

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New rules for French rentals to qualify as furnished •Paris Property Group

A new decree specifies a list of items that must be present in a rental property for it to qualify as furnished. A sofa bed, desk and wardrobe are no longer enough to qualify a rental property as furnished. A decree published on 31st July, under the ALUR law (for access to housing and renovated […]

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With new rent control laws in effect in the capital since August 1st, Paris property owners contest the regulation while landlords in the North of France fight hard against similar legislation passing in Lille. While 8 out of 10 people in France approve of the rent caps according to a poll led by opinion and market […]

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Non-residents get refunds for overpaid taxes in France

The clock is ticking: property sales by non-French residents in 2014 and possibly 2013 were overtaxed. Refund claims must be filed before December 31, 2015.  People who recently sold real estate in France but reside outside the country are owed substantial refunds for capital gains taxes and French social security contributions.

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Title insurance to cover real estate purchase in France • PPG

Routinely included in real estate deals in the United States, title insurance has only recently emerged in France, and only under limited circumstances. 

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Rent caps ➤ Parisian rent control law now public • Paris Property Group

The long awaited details of the soon to be implemented Parisian rent control law have now been made public. The law and its effects, discussed in an article by Paris Property group last month, have been viewed as controversial by investors, landlords and real estate professionals. In the works for some time, the Paris Prefecture […]

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