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There is no capital gains tax on the sale of a primary residence in France. For a secondary residence owned either individually or through an SCI, the amount of capital gains owed at the time of sale is determined by
A compromis de vente is a mutual obligation of the buyer (to buy) and the seller (to sell). Literally translating as “a promise to sell,” the promesse de vente is a unilateral obligation to sell. There are two substantial drawbacks to a compromis de vente:
Whether the parties sign a compromis de vente or a promesse de vente, the preliminary contract will always contain the following terms:
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Floor: 5th floor (elevator) Size: 99.01m2 (1,066 sq ft) Price: € 1,140,000 Located in the sought after area of rue Weber/rue Pergolèse not far from Porte Maillot. The building offers all of the advantages of a bourgeois residence from 1964: built with practicality in mind there are 2 elevators, a full time concierge, a fluid and […]
French banks will lend up to 85% of the assessed value of the property and renovations to most non-resident buyers.
The notaire is a public official with legal training (but different from a lawyer) who prepares and registers official acts such as wills and property ownership transfers. Notaires enjoy a very privileged and highly respected position in French society.