Investing in a Bare Ownership property in France


What does it mean to invest in a Bare Ownership property?

This type of investment is based on the separation of ownership into"bare ownership"and "usufruct".

An investment in bare ownership offers thebest outlook in performance in a fully secure climate.The buyer receives, in the form of an immediate reduction of40% to 50% on the purchase price,the equivalent of all updated rents, net of costs, taxes and charges, that he would have collected over the period had he invested in full ownership.No hidden expenses or risks. At the end of the temporary usufruct, the bare-owner immediatelybecomes the full owner. The net gain results from the free and automatic recovery of the usufruct, to which is added the re-evaluation of the property over the whole period.

The concept:

A private investor acquires a quality property for 50 to 60 % of its value, in bare ownership. At the same time, the usufruct is acquired for a fixed term (15 to 17 years) by an institutional investor who collects the rent and manages rental.Over the whole period, this investor is responsible for all costs,work and taxes.At the end of the usufruct, the original investor automatically and free of charge,recovers full ownership of his property, maintained and renovated.

Our Selection :

Our offers are based in the most attractive cities in terms of investment (based on tourism or business activities) such as Paris but also its region along with the French Riviera,"Côte d’Azur", so any exceptional locations inmajor regional or tourist cities.

Our priority is to offer you :

  • an immediate reduction of 40 to 50% of the value of full ownership, with no risk of sacrificing quality.
  • no tenancy risks:no constraints caused by management, unpaid rent, etc. are all avoided. Moreover all management, maintenance, repairs or renovation costs are contractually borne by the usufructuary.
  • complete liberty :no minimum duration of ownership is required. At any time, you can sell your bare ownership of the property and keep the tax advantages acquired.At the end of the operation, it is up to you whether you sell, rent or occupy the property. The ENL Law of July 2006 provides that leases signed by the usufructuary are automatically terminated on the day the usufruct expires.
  • Optimize your tax situation:indeed, whilenvesting in bare ownership gives riseto no tax consequences and can even generate attractive tax savings
    1. Income tax: no rental income, no additional income tax.Possibility of deducting your mortgage interestfrom any existing or future rental income.
    2. Wealth tax:bare ownershipis not liable to French wealth tax(ISF) and the debt is deductible from taxable assets. The result is a net wealth tax saving.
    3. Property tax: payable by the usufructuary
    4. Capital gains: Complete exonerationof capital gains tax on resaleafter the 30th year.

Case 1:Conservative Increase of 3% per annum

Property Price:€200,000 (excl Notary fees)

Your price:€120,000 (40% immediate discount)

15 years lease with French Institution*

Value of property in 15 years**= €311,590

Profit in 15 years= €311,593 - €120,000 =€191,593
Cost per year = €0,00 (if no finance on the acquisition)

Average return per year= €12,772 which equals to10.64% net yield p/y

* French Institution varies from one property to another

** Value predicted on an average of 1.5% inflation per year + 1.5% capital appreciation per year

Case 2: Conservative increase of 5% per year annum

Property Price:€200,000 (excl Notary fees)

Your price: €120,000 (40% immediate discount)

15 years lease with French Institution*

Value of property in 15 years**= €415,785

Profit in 15 years= €415,785 - €120,000 = €295,785

Cost per year= €0,00 (if no finance on the acquisition)

Average return per year = €19,719which equals to16.43% net yield p/y

* French Institution varies from one property to another

** Value predicted on an average of 1.5% inflation per year + 3.5%

capital appreciation per year

 This month we have selected for you an opportunity on the French Riviera, in Vence (20 minutes from Nice) as follows:

 Bare Ownership Investment in Vence - French Riviera