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French Buyers' Info

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Property Restrictions for Foreigners

What are the purchase costs when buying a property in France?

New property - As a tax incentive, to stimulate construction, the purchase costs for a new property are less than for a resale. Your total purchase costs including notary fees, land registration fees and taxes will be approximately 2.5% of the property price. This applies to all new properties under 5 years old. If unsold after 5 years they then count as resales.

Resale property – total purchase costs will be in the range of 6% to 8%.

Registering the mortgage – the notary will charge an additional 1%.

Notaries fees are charged on sliding scale so the price of the property, among other factors, will determine the exact amount you will be charged.

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.