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Buy and Sell In France

Buy and Sell In France

First-time buyers or international investors, the process of acquiring real estate in France can seem complex. The article proposed below clarifies the overall procedure, and the Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty teams stand by your side in each step of...

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Energy efficiency audit : changes from July 2021

Energy efficiency audit : changes from July 2021

From July 1, 2021, updates will be apply to the energy performance diagnostics, which will then include new measures. As a reminder, this audit informs the purchaser of the energy consumption of the property (energy and greenhouse gases consumed) and it must be appended to...

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The Denormandie Law
/ Posted on 25/01/2022

The Denormandie Law

The Denormandie Law - outline Following the collapse of some dilapidated buildings, the government passed an amendment to encourage French taxpayers to invest in old homes to be renovated and put on the rental market. Since January 1st, 2019, the Denormandie law, named...

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Real Estate Diagnostic Reports

Real Estate Diagnostic Reports

You are selling or buying a house or an apartment? You have probably heard of these mandatory diagnostic surveys. Indeed, this is an essential step in the sale (and acquisition), since it really is the «safety inspection» of your home. All of these diagnoses are brought...

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The fight against money laundering and terrorism financing

The fight against money laundering and terrorism financing

The law obliges real estate professionals to request certain information from you. Real estate agents are subject to obligations relating to the fight against money-laundering, terrorism financing and tax fraud, including in the contaxt of transactions involving the puchase, sale and lease of properties.   All professions who work on financial exchanges (including real estate agents,...

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Member of FNAIM

Member of FNAIM

The first trade union for real estate professionals FNAIM (the National Real Estate Federation) was formed in 1946,  and was the first trade union for real estate professionals in France and Europe. With its triple expertise (professional, legal and economic), FNAIM is the principal interlocutor for public authorities. 13 different professions are brought together in the Federation, including...

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Ethics and deontology

Ethics and deontology

When a real estate professional becomes a member of FNAIM, he or she agrees to comply with the Ethics and Deontological Code of the National Real Estate Federation. The current version of the Code includes the provisions of Decree no. 2015-1090 of 28 August 2015 – applying the ALUR Law – which lays down the deontological rules that have applied to all real estate professionals since 1...

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The mission of real estate professionals

The mission of real estate professionals

To provide security and guarantees for their clients in every real property transaction   To assist their clients with the regulatory, legal and technical aspects of a transaction.   To be the preferred contact person and the intermediary between the parties: lessor/lessee or seller/purchaser.   To advise and assist on the steps to be accomplished.   To centralize market offers.   To...

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The Hoguet law on regulation

The Hoguet law on regulation

The Hoguet Law (Law no. 70-9 to January 1970) is the law that provides the legal framework for a large part of real estate activities in France. In particular, it governs transactions with a real estate purpose, such as: ·    the sale of real property; ·    lease management or property management; ·    transactions affecting business assets; ·    transactions affecting securities held by...

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A glance at the Alur, Duflot and Elan Laws

A glance at the Alur, Duflot and Elan Laws

These various laws were passed to complete and explain the measures contained in the Hoguet Law. They have enabled the following: ·  improved information for purchases and better purchaser protection ·  the fluidification of information for purchasers of co-ownership lots ·  the granting of jurisdiction to municipalities to issue land planning approvals ·  the transformation of land use...

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