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French Buyers' Info

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Property Restrictions for Foreigners

What are the benefits of buying in the name of a company in France?

  • Purchase a property with multiple partners - there must be at least 2 partners (related or unrelated) but there is no minimum contribution
  • Tax-free ownership transfers – ownership can be transferred tax free (to children or grandchildren, for example) by a transfer of shares 
  • Tax efficiency – 10% reduction in the taxable amount of your property for Wealth Tax and negation of Inheritance Tax if you plan to transfer ownership 
  • No impact on mortgage application – SCIs and SARLs have a transparent structure so mortgage application will be treated as if you were simply applying in your own name