In the French pa­pers

French Property News - - News -

Les Echos

Prop­erty prices may have risen in France over the last year, but they’ve rock­eted in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries such as Ger­many and the Nether­lands. A re­cent study by Stan­dard & Poor’s re­vealed that prices in France will rise by 2.7% in 2018 be­fore stag­ing a “soft land­ing” in 2019 (a pre­dicted +2%). Else­where how­ever, price in­fla­tions are higher: +8.3% this year in the Nether­lands, +9.5% in Ire­land and +4% in Ger­many. In gen­eral, the study is pre­dict­ing prices to slow down through­out Europe in 2019, ex­cept for the UK where they are ex­pected to rise by 2.5%.

Le Fi­garo

A group of ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dents from Lyon have cre­ated a shep­herd’s hut which can be as­sem­bled in half a day and moved around by he­li­copter. Ta­tou, is the name of the in­trigu­ing hut made from five in­ter­lock­ing blocks, now perched on a 2,500m-high point in the Vanoise na­tional park. It was built to help shep­herds who strug­gle to find ac­com­mo­da­tion in the moun­tains while pro­tect­ing their flocks from wolves. The French TV pre­sen­ter spe­cial­is­ing in France’s na­tional her­itage be­lieves the new hous­ing law, La Loi ELAN, is un­der­mim­ing con­ser­va­tion ef­forts. Stéphane Bern said that the law “was after the Ar­chi­tectes des Bâ­ti­ments de France’s heads”, quot­ing one of the ar­ti­cles which will in­deed limit the power of the ar­chi­tects in charge of pro­tect­ing listed build­ings in France. The law states that de­ci­sions made by the ABF could be overuled to “fa­cil­i­tate and speed up op­er­a­tions in or­der to com­bat poor hous­ing con­di­tions.”

Le Parisien

A Paris-based startup has launched an app that mea­sures the amount of sun­light a house or apart­ment re­ceives. Solen, mean­ing ‘sun’ in Swedish, will be aimed at pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als who are keen to know how much sun­light a home they are look­ing to buy or rent will re­ceive, but it will also be use­ful to es­tate agents who will have a more de­tailed re­port on the lev­els of sun­light of a par­tic­u­lar prop­erty.

La Tri­bune

Elec­tronic sig­na­tures for prop­erty trans­ac­tions could soon be­come main­stream in France. A French start-up com­pany fo­cused on writ­ing up le­gal prop­erty con­tracts and a tech e-sig­na­ture spe­cial­ist com­pany have been work­ing to­gether since the be­gin­ning of this year to en­able pro­fes­sion­als, sell­ers and buy­ers to com­plete and sign pa­per­work elec­tron­i­cally in a bid to save time and money.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.