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How to purchase a property in France
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When can a lender's preferential right (privilège de prêteur de deniers, or PPD) be taken as guarantee?
The lender's preferential right is a security interest on the property. This security is unknown in most States. In an international context the PPD cannot always be used. The v[...]
How can we assist you in buying or selling your property in France ?
Alexandra ETASSE, in charge of the law firm's International Department, is a certified specialist of Private International Law Her dual training and professional experience, both [...]
How can we assist you regarding real estate loan ?
Whether you are non-residents, or French nationals abroad, or even living in a cross-border situation, Alexandra Etasse, in charge of the International Department of ETASSE et Asso[...]
What is the role of the Notaire in the purchase of real estate ?
In France, Notaires have exclusive authority for preparing and drafting deeds of sale. Once you have chosen a property and agreed on the purchase price, you will typically be ask[...]
What documents must I provide the notary with when I sell my flat?
- the deed of ownership - a copy of the identity card or of the passport of each vendor - a copy of the condominium rules and regulations and of all amendments thereto - the [...]
Sale in future state of achievement (“VEFA”) and protected sector (“secteur sauvegardé”)
The system of “protected sector” (“secteur sauvegardé “) of sales in a future state of completion concerns sales bearing on premises to be used principally for residential purposes[...]
I am selling my primary residence to buy another primary residence
This situation is very frequent. However, it can present a number of risks: the risk of being in the obligation to buy whereas the sale of the flat has not yet taken place and the [...]
Real estate capital gains for non-residents.
A non-resident may sell real estate property situated in France. In principle these disposals are subject to tax in France. However, certain provisions can limit or eliminate this [...]
In what circumstances is it necessary to appoint a tax representative?
If the transferor is not resident in the EEA, and if the sale price of the real estate property exceeds EUR 150,000, a tax representative must be appointed, unless the property sol[...]
Are all non-resident individuals subject to the payment of social charges?
The application of social charges to capital gains realised by non-residents is currently the subject of a procedure against the French State. The French Council of State[...]
The gift between spouses in an international context
The gift between spouses, also called "gift to the last survivor" is very often used by couples wishing to increase their protection in the event of death. But this institution is [...]