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Essential Reports (3)
Buyers

This is the 3rd and final of a small series of articles on the reports that are required to be carried out when selling / purchasing a house in France.

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Essential Reports (2)
Buyers, Vendors

This is the second in a small series of articles on the reports that are required to be carried out when selling / purchasing a house in France.

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Get to know the 2017 French tax landscape
Taxation

Now that we are well into 2017, it is a good idea to make sure you know where you stand with your taxes. Doing this now means you could limit exposure to unnecessary taxation, take advantage of available opportunities, and avoid any nasty surprises at the end of the year.

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Is time running out for today’s pension opportunities?
General

Now’s the time to review your current options for UK pensions and consider benefiting from tax-free QROPS transfers – before Brexit changes the rules.

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Essential reports 1 Fosse septiques
Buyers

This is the first in a mini-series of articles on the diagnostic reports that are undertaken when arranging the sale of a property in France.

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Loi Hoguet
General
Loi Hoguet

French estate agents are governed by a law of 2 January 1970 (known as the Loi Hoguet) and a Decree of 20 July 1972. These laws were passed to protect the public from low standards of ethics and competence. They are strictly enforced in France.

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The buying process
Buyers
The buying process

As the process of buying real estate in France differs quite a good deal from the one in other countries such as the UK or elsewhere, the following article is designed to give a brief overview over the most important aspects of the property purchase process in France.

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Honoraires (fees) effective from 1st April 2017
Buyers, Vendors

HONORAIRES de NÉGOCIATION au 01 avril 2017

NEGOTIATION FEES from the 1st April 2017

HONORAIRES de NÉGOCIATION au 01 avril 2017

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How many agents?
Vendors

how_many_agents_1.pdf

Selling in France is not like selling in the UK. The rules are different and the outcomes are different. It is important that vendors comprehend these special “rules of engagement”.

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French taxes 2016
Taxation

French Taxes 2016

INCOME TAX (Impôt sur le Revenu)

WEALTH TAX (Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune)

CAPITAL GAINS TAX – Property (Plus Value Immobilières)

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Termites, Fungal and Insect related damage (Termites/Etat Parasitaire)
Buyers, Vendors

The report on termites is only a compulsory requirement in a number of areas, however completing the Etat Parasitaire is recommended for buildings over 25 years old. The report is valid only for 6 months.

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Fosse septiques
Buyers, Vendors

Before a compromis de vente (CDV) or sales agreement can be signed, a fosse report has to be provided to the buyer. Therefore, Allez-Français as a company, strongly advises all sellers to arrange for all diagnostic reports to be done as soon as the property is marketed. 

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