Monaco Property
Monaco Property
Monaco Property
Monaco Property
Monaco Property

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Monaco Property

The Principality of Monaco is an independent sovereign state set in the heart of Europe, on the “Côte d’Azur” between Cannes and the Italian border. It has a resident population of approximately 35,000 and occupies just over one square mile on the Mediterranean coast. About 20% of the population is Monegasque, the remainder being a cosmopolitan mix of French, Italian, British and most other European nationalities as well as Americans, Canadians, Australians, South Africans, and Middle Eastern Nationals.

The Principality of Monaco has achieved a reputation for being a serious business centre and ideal place of residence for families wishing to live in a very safe and accessible European location with sophisticated facilities, a temperate climate and favourable tax system.

Though French is the official language, English and Italian are widely spoken and understood both in business and socially. English is the preferred foreign language for children in the highly rated local schools and is the predominant language in Monaco’s International School.

One of Monaco’s foremost attractions is the high level of security afforded to its residents due largely to the presence of a strong police force. Many of the apartment complexes have 24hr security and concierge for extra peace of mind.

The Principality legislates internally in respect of all matters of direct taxation: Monaco has chosen not to adopt any income tax, capital gains tax or withholding tax legislation. This is good news for anyone looking to purchase real estate in Monaco for a long-term home or for rental purposes.

Though undeniably built-up, Monaco still enjoys various parks and several public and private beaches.

Monaco Property

The Principality is a prestige area and, as such, Monaco property changes hands for considerable sums. There are few bargains to be sought as can be well understood from the density and quality of much of the extant accommodation. However, its tax haven status ensures the market remains buoyant and prices stable so investment in Monaco property continues to be attractive.

Much of the available property in Monaco and Monte Carlo is apartments, from small studios to large luxury triplexes and penthouses. Those overlooking the harbour and Formula 1 circuit are naturally more valuable. There are also a selection of luxury villas and beautiful townhouses but these are usually somewhat more expensive.

Parking difficulties ensure that Monaco properties offering one or two spaces are highly desirable. Private purchase or rental of parking can run into several tens of thousands of Euros and, due to demand, will not necessarily be nearby.

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For properties to rent in Monaco and Monte Carlo, please click here: Monaco Rental Property.

Guide to the Monaco Buying Process

The Agent

The estate agent will connect the buyer, the seller and a property, and will take a commission to do so.

The Notaire

The notaire (solicitor) is the Monegasque council which drafts the deed of sale and which brings together the buyer, the seller and possibly the lender for the act of signing the deed.

The notaire generally acts both for the buyer and for the seller. He is responsible for making necessary searches and enquiries such as verifying that the seller has the rights and title deeds, that there are no outstanding mortgages, no planning irregularities etc.

The intervention of the notaire certifies that the deed of sale is a document that is both conclusive and enforceable.

1. Written offer

The buyer usually has to sign an offer to buy. This is drawn up by the estate agent and if accepted, binds the parties. Often, a cheque drawn on a Monaco bank, and representing the security deposit will be attached to the offer, in order to prove the commitment of the buyer. Otherwise, the offer will specify that a bank transfer will be made to the notary's escrow account, within a short period after the offer is accepted.

Subsequently, the purchase takes place in two stages: the signing of a promise of sale drawn up by the notaire followed by the signing of the deed of sale before the notaire. The buyer must undertake to pay a security deposit equal to 10% of the sale price at the signing stage of the promise to sell, amount retained by the notaire and which will be deducted from the sale price at the signing of the deed of sale.

2. Costs and expenses

Generally, on the purchase of goods over 5 years, the costs and expenses will be equivalent to 6% of the purchase price and will have to be paid by the buyer. This 6% includes a registration fee (4.5%) and notary fees (1.5%). This rate is applicable when the purchase is made by individuals or by a Monegasque ICS. The registration fees will be higher (7.5%) when the acquisition is made through a foreign company, to which must be added notary fees of 1.5% thus making a total of 9 %.

In some cases (eg when the property is new or under construction) the registration fee will not apply and the sale price will be subject to value added tax (VAT) at the rate of 20%. The notary fees and a right of transcription will be applicable for a total amount of 2.5%, payable by the buyer, regardless of whether the buyer is an individual or a company.

3. Purchase of a foreign company

If the property is held by a foreign company, the buyer may possibly purchase this structure and in this case the registration fee will be 4.5% on top of the value of the property following the change of the owner of the foreign company.

4. Tax consequences

Monaco does not levy income tax, capital gains tax or wealth tax on individuals. French nationals residing in Monaco nevertheless pay income tax and wealth tax in France in certain circumstances.

The rights of gifting and inheritance rights exist in Monaco, but only on property located in Monaco. The rate of these fees is 0% on provisions in favour of parents, a surviving spouse, children or more distant relatives.

On other provisions, donation and inheritance taxes are payable at rates depending on the degree of relationship between the donor and the recipient. The maximum rate of 16% is applied in the case of provisions to non-parents.

The fee is payable by the recipient.

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All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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