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French Buyers' Info

  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Austria

Property Restrictions for Foreigners

Are there restrictions on when and to whom I can sell my property?

No, you may sell your French property whenever you like to whoever you wish.

There are no penalties for selling a leaseback property and you do not have to repay any VAT. The buyer will purchase the freehold from you and will step into your shoes and continue the lease to the management company.

If you created your own sale and leaseback then when you sell the property the buyer has a choice; either to carry on the rental arrangement or to pay back part of the VAT and keep the property for their own exclusive use. 

Information correct as of 1st January 2024. This may change as rules and regulations change often, so please contact us directly if you have any specific enquiries.