Choosing a Leaseback Scheme in France

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Please read our Leaseback facts sheet before going any further.

People buy French leaseback properties for different reasons.

Pure Investment

Holiday Home with no Worries
Recommended Leaseback Developments

Some buy French leasebacks as a straight investment. Low bank rates and unreliable stock markets, have reinforced people's confidence in bricks and mortar, leasebacks are an easy way to invest in property.

Others buy leasebacks that offer a low return but several weeks of owner use as a simple way of buying a holiday home - lots of facilities, no maintenance or problems of trying to rent out weeks when you are not using the property and the TVA claw back on the initial purchase as an extra incentive.

Several buy leasebacks in France for a mixture of these two reasons.

If buying as a pure investment, the criteria for choosing the right leaseback development are as follows:-

Location - look at the regions where capital growth is likely to be high and demand for properties to rent or buy strongest.

Here Paris, the Languedoc or any of the growing cities (Clermont Ferrand, Montpellier, Lyon etc) are the obvious stars.

French Property Price Inflation 2003
Languedoc Roussillon 28.4%
Bourgogne 16.7%
Bordeaux 15.4%
Paris 14.5%
Toulouse 13.0%
Cote d'Azur 11.4%
Limousin 9.3%
Auvergne 7.5%
Haute Normandie 7.1%
Nord Pas de Calais 2.1%

Think of buying in a development where tourism is not the main rental engine. Retirement homes and hotel developments in the cities offer these choices.

Look for a high but realistic guaranteed return and a rental management firm of some standing.

Buying a Leaseback Property in France as a Holiday Home

Once again the location of the leaseback development is important, but in a different way, country setting, sun and sea or snow and ski?

Many of the rental management firms offer discounted rates for stays in their other complexes, so you can still vary where you holiday. Where this is so you will find details on the individual leaseback listing page.

From time to time, we have 'light' leaseback developments to offer, these are given over to a rental management for the minimum period required by law to qualify for the TVA claw back, but offer little or no return. Capd'Agde Leaseback is a very good example of this type of leaseback development, very popular, in a good position, on a well thought out near sea estate.

We can offer golfing villas at La Rochelle on a light leaseback or non leaseback basis.

We have a choice of snow and ski leaseback developments with availability at the moment.

In the Alps near Montblanc, 5 minutes walk from the ski lifts is this 4 star leaseback development , which offers studios, 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed and 4 bed leaseback apartments, with varying returns depending on the amount of weeks you reserve for your own use.With its heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, ski lockers and in house restaurant/cafeteria, and returns varying from a 3% - 4%, this has proved very popular.

For those who prefer the sun and sea, what about this superb beach side leaseback holiday village perched on the coast next to St Tropez? Here there are leaseback properties for from 6 to 8 people, at prices ranging from 753,000 Euros HT exc VATwith returns varying with occupation.

Languedoc has recorded th ehighest price growth in France over the past ten years, so why not look at our Languedoc Leasebacks?

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