Can I still buy a house in France since Brexit
Can I still buy a property in France since Brexit?
This is the question that many, whose dream is to own a bit of France, are asking since the UK came out of the EU. In short, the answer is yes!
People from outside the EU have always been able to buy a property in France, this is the case for Americans, Canadians, Chinese, etc. Thus, even though the UK left the EU on 1st January 2021, British people can still buy a home in France.
For British buyers, the process of the purchase of a French property has not changed with Brexit. You will not pay any additional taxes, nor be asked for additional document. As previously, you will need to provide your details, as well as proof of identity (such as a copy of your passport, birth certificate and marriage certificate), and proof of address.
When transferring the funds you will need, as previously, to provide a certificate from your bank confirming that the funds do not come from money laundering activities.
You will not need either to obtain a visa if you are staying in France for up to 90 days out of every 180. In total over the course of a year you can spend 180 days in France without needing a visa – but these need to be split up into two blocks of 90.
This should be sufficient for most second homeowners in France.
If your dream is to own a property in France, you can still make your dream come true!
The French property purchase still remains as complex as ever, hence the need for expert advice when wishing to ensure a smooth and stress free purchase. Please refer to our website for further information on this www.fplservices.co.uk/our-services/french-property-purchase
If you want to move to France on a permanent basis, it is still possible but has been rendered more complex with the Brexit. This will be explained in detail in our next article.