For the property investor France has it all - a uniquely stable housing market, a vast long-term rental market and 70-80 million tourists a year looking for short term accommodation.
But that is not all. Property prices and mortgage interest rates are much lower in France and UK Capital Gains tax on holiday lettings in France can be as low as 10%!
Whether the aim is to buy a second home or build a property portfolio abroad, France has to be the number one choice.
The product of 12 years experience in buying, managing and letting properties in France, this guide leaves nothing to chance. It covers:
* Hotspot locations and property prices
* Setting up and running a holiday letting business
* Investing for profit in the long-term rental sector
* Raising the finance to buy
* Finding the property
* The buying process from offer to completion
* Buying off-plan and leaseback
* Buying an apartment
* Taxation - French and UK
Gerry Fitzgerald has investment properties in France, the UK and Ireland and is engaged full time in managing his portfolio. He is author of How to Invest in the UK Property Market.
Part One: Holiday Letting; Where to buy; Limiting Risk; Getting Started; Day-to-Day Management; Part Two: Long-term Letting; Where to buy; Landlord's Rights and Obligations; Furnished and Unfurnished; Support for Tenants and Landlords; The Tenancy Agreement Finding Tenants; Part Three: Buying the Property; Raising the Finance Finding the Property; French Inheritance Law; The Legal Process; Buying an Apartment; Buying Off-plan; Buying Leaseback; Property Insurance; French Bank Account; Part Four: Tax; Income Tax; Capital Gains Tax; Local Tax; Wealth Tax.