Property & Email Marketing: Login or Register Telephone Number Tel: (+34) 952 471 774 | UK Freephone UK Freephone: 0800 047 0597 | US Toll Free US Toll Free: +1-866 656 7152
IPIN Left IPIN Middle IPIN Right
Header Corner
Find Property in :

E.g. "Marbella" or "Manchester". Looking for more search options?

 

France 'to maintain property perk' says minister

Date : (News Section: France)

Share
French property to maintain perk
Property in France receives a PR boost
A leading French minister has ruled out the changing of regulations in the country that would see an alteration in a popular property law. At current, the regulated home buyers savings account exempts individuals from income tax on interest earned for a period of up to 12 years, and budget minister Bernard Cazeneuve said it will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The Plan d'épargne logement (PEL) scheme is one designed to promote health in the property market by encouraging people to buy. Much like schemes operated in other nations - such as the UK's Help to Buy initiative - it also allows buyers the chance to get themselves a house purchase loan with a low rate of interest to help them make their repayments more affordable.

On top of this, buyers are also given a cashback incentive that amounts to some €1,000 (£830) to €1,500. And despite the fact that the government has admitted it is in talks about how to take PEL forward, Mr Cazeneuve said that there is no question of the scheme ending.

Some 12 million people in the nation currently make use of the scheme, at a cost of €700 million to the French government, which has sparked a review. The government said it has no plans to remove the tax exemptions that make the scheme attractive to buyers, but admitted it will look to review certain aspects.

These will include the likes of the bonus scheme and favorable loan interest rates, together with the existing PEL product ceiling that sees investment through this method capped at €61,200. The government said that this will help to limit the abuse of the scheme, making it more beneficial in the long run to those who are legitimately buying through it.

Speaking on Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro, Mr Cazeneuve confirmed that investors in France will continue to enjoy favourable conditions, with the benefits of the PEL savings scheme and the bonuses enjoyed through this still likely to be protected moving forward. 
Share

Article by +Peter Mindenhall on behalf of Propertyshowrooms.com

Related Articles

  1. Quelle Surprise!! Fun, Interesting Facts About France
  2. Candlelight Auctions 'de Rigueur' in 2014
  3. Weak Property Property Market Sends Buy Signals to Savvy Investors
  4. Foreign Buyers Now Propping up the Market in France
  5. Strong Pound And Low Prices Leading Brits to Look Towards France






Secure Exit Strategy


Let us search for you Let Us find Property in France for You

Fill out a requirements form and our experts will help you find a great selection of Properties for sale in France.

SubscribeGet Email Updates!

   

* We value your privacy and will never share your email address with anyone else.

Receive your free Halcyon Palms brochure
Investment Property

Subscribe to This Feed

RSS News
Subscribe to this RSS Feed
Country: France
Channel: All

More RSS FeedsGo

Media/Press SectionProperty News Search


   

News ArchivesNews Archives

View worldwide property news from as far back as 2005 in our News Archives Section.

View News ArchivesGo