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Emmanuel Macron promised during his campaign to exonerate 80% of French citizens from the taxe d’habitation. His finance minister recently revealed the more details of the measure to be introduced next year.  Gerard Darmanin, Macron’s finance minister, recently revealed the details of the taxe d’habitation exoneration at a meeting on Tuesday morning. Macron promised the measure […]

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The measure discussed earlier in the year will enter into force on December 1. Anyone wishing to rent their apartment on short-term rental site Airbnb will have to register with local authorities to do so. 

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The Council recently voted in favour of a quadrupling of the surcharge on the taxe d’habitation for unoccupied homes in the city. If voted into law by the National Assembly, this would take it from 60% to 250%, adding several hundred or even thousands of euros to property owners’ tax bills. 

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His two main campaign pledges affecting real estate in France will form part of 2018’s finance bill. What do they mean for those owning property in France? 

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A new law under consideration by the Council in June would mean that anyone renting out their property through sites like Airbnb will have to obtain a registration number. The measure is aimed at ensuring no one flouts the 120-day limit.

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In some good news for homeowners, local tax rates have remained the same since 2011 and will continue to do so. This was confirmed for 2017/18 by the city hall recently.

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With the first round of voting only a fortnight away, it is worth considering what each candidate’s policies would mean for property, if elected.

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Airbnb rentals and : A love-hate relationship •

In central , seasonal rentals – much more profitable than long-term rentals – have proliferated at the speed of light, despite their often illegal status. Airbnb is now succumbing to pressure from about 17 different cities, including , and attempting to control rentals in accordance with local regulations. With 60,000 homes in offered on AirBnb’s website, it’s […]

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A contentious move by the City of sees a list of legal rentals publicized online and ians reportedly encouraged to denounce each other. Unsurprisingly, officials face widespread condemnation for this controversial initiative while Airbnb launches a petition to prevent the government’s overzealous regulations damaging tourist rentals in the capital. In its latest attack against […]

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Fees collected by legal professionals in France are set to decrease, including those paid to notaires. However, savings will only be significant on small transactions while most  real estate buyers won’t notice much change at all.  Starting in May, buyers in France will benefit from ever-so-slightly reduced notaire fees on their purchase. Part of the Macron Law passed last year, a decree published […]

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