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France - French Leaseback Basics
- Established investment scheme which has already been running for over 20 years in France
- Set up by the French government to increase the quantity of tourist and short term let properties available
- Developments available throughout France in popular tourist areas and towns
- France’s property market has shown long term stability and capital growth and this is predicted to continue due to a shortage of accommodation
- Locals are still purchasing in force
- Guaranteed rental income by lease contract of up to 5.5% (depending on the development) for 9 – 12 years
- Possibility to use the property in some developments
- VAT refunded back from the French government (19.6% VAT back approx 3-6 months after completion)
- Freehold properties
French Leaseback – How Do You Finance Your Purchase?
- French mortgages are linked to the Euribor and allow Foreign investors to obtain mortgage finance for their property in France at a lower rate than in the UK.
- Mortgage secured on property in France
These are just some of the mortgages recently available:
100 – 105% LTV up to 25 years. This mortgage works with a savings account that lasts for the duration of the loan. The VAT rebate must be invested into the savings account as well as the equivalent of 5% of the loan. The funds can be withdrawn from the account once the mortgage is paid off.
70 – 90% interest only mortgages up to 25 years
80% repayment mortgages up to 25 years which will allow you to either put the VAT back into the mortgage thus reducing monthly repayments, or, keep the VAT to use as you please
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