French homes may be purchased on an individual or on a collective basis. However, if you intend to buy a home collectively, all buyers will be asked to jointly apply for the mortgage. For purchases made by two people or more, it may be advantageous to buy the home through a Civil Real Estate Company (“Société Civile Immobilière”, or “SCI”). A notary or a specialised solicitor can set up the SCI and provide you with advice about its benefits and implications.
What are the main advantages of an SCI?
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If you would like more details about SCIs, please contact your Notaire or a specialised solicitor.