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IS IT POSSIBLE TO SWOP OR EXCHANGE PROPERTY IN FRANCE.The way the house market is nothing is moving but there must be loads of people wanting to move. maybe the only solution would be to exchange or swop.
could this be possible to do in france,and what would be the problems be.
ie-with notaires fees etc


19 Sep 2008, 18:21
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Debbie, you must be psychic! My wife made the same suggestion only two days ago, since we are thinking of down sizing in the new year.

Don't know the answers to your questions though.

I think there was an article in a very recent issue of the free magazine, Living Poitou Charentes, (mentioned elsewhere in this forum) of house swaps between UK and France.


19 Sep 2008, 18:45
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Temporary home swaps are possible on all the major home exchange sites but most French candidates are looking to move elsewhere (unless your house is near the Mediterranean). Here is one:
http://www.trocmaison.com/


19 Sep 2008, 22:15
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thanks for replying
hopefully more people will look and give us some answers.
we are in the creuse 23


20 Sep 2008, 07:41
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Do you mean on a temporary basis, until the market picks up and you can sell your property and buy another?


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Sounds like a good idea!! Any-body got any more thoughts on this?


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Pomhorn will confirm, but I am pretty certain that no such "swap" would be exempt from the registration and notaire's fees, as even if no money passed between 'vendor' and 'purchaser', there would be a transfer of title.
Quite apart from which the Fisc would impose their value on the transaction.....

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Think most people would accept that but no estate agents fees!

Just might work for some people.


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I too am interested in a swap. I have found a section dealing with swaps to different parts of the word on the the Telegraph's website. Go to www.telegraph.co.uk. here you'll see a link to the Expat section, on the left hand side there's a link for Message Board. Click on that and it will bring up another page with a map of the world. On the bottom of the map is a tab that says 'Property Swaps' (or something like that).

There are a number of people interested in swaps on here, you may be lucky it's certainly worth giving it a go. If anyone knows anywhere else to register an interest on permanent house swaps I'd love to hear about it.

Good luck

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This question came up in 'The Connection' a couple of months ago and I remember the answer was yes.
If you are looking for a possible swop/exchange try swoptogo.com or globalswops.com.
Loads of information on these sites.
Cenn


23 Nov 2008, 19:17
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Hi all, there are a couple of internet sites that will advertise properties for swap FREE. they are www.exchange-properties.com and www.vivastreet.co.uk

Hope this helps


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Re Swapping, given the current economic climate, any possible way to eliminate buyer chains and reduce dreaded agents fees is surely welcome.

I have been looking into swapping for a while and have found it to be a growing trend.

Is swapping the future?? Your thoughts please??


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I haven't swapped in France but I did do it in UK from Anglesey (North Wales) to Sussex and it worked out fine.

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We swopped within France from a smaller place to a larger one in 2006, all done properly through a notaire and if I remember rightly tax only paid on the difference between the two properties, very much cheaper to do it this way within France. A French friend told us about this and said it is not unusual although not all notaires mention that this it is possible to do this. Now we are hoping to return to the U.K I can't say how it would happen between a house in France to a house in U.K, much more difficult though I think.

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debbiebyrne wrote:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SWOP OR EXCHANGE PROPERTY IN FRANCE.The way the house market is nothing is moving but there must be loads of people wanting to move. maybe the only solution would be to exchange or swop.
could this be possible to do in france,and what would be the problems be.
ie-with notaires fees etc


Go to the thread ( transfer of property) para 2 might give you some idea what your in for.


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