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French Buyers' Info

  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Austria

Property Restrictions for Foreigners

What are the advantages of a buying a newbuild property in France?

Financial benefits:
  • You have the option to save the 20% TVA (French VAT) if you decide to rent the property
  • You pay only 2.5% purchase costs (compared to 8% for a resale)
  • You don’t pay the Taxe Foncière for the first 2 years
The total saving can be 30%.

In addition, there are a number of other advantages:
  • Consumer laws are good in France so you will get a 10 year guarantee
  • You will have low maintenance costs in the early years
  • New build are much more energy efficient than older properties so your running costs will be less.
  • You can choose the style and finish of your property

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.