Home Property in Gibraltar
How to buy a house in Gibraltar?
Here you will find the detailed information about real estate purchasing in Gibraltar:
- the right way to choose the property and to effect the deal;
- property taxes and duties that should be paid;
- everything about home loans in Gibraltar;
- home property management and renting;
- rental, commercial properties and related investment properties.
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The real estate market of Gibraltar attracts well-to-do foreign customers with tax exemptions upon purchase and also stability. Despite the confusions in construction sector of the country it managed to weather the global financial crisis.
Price deflation during recession made about 10-15% and whereat the process of their stabilization began. As explained by the president of BFA Estate Agents Gibraltar Maggie Mifsud, unlike with the real estate market of Spanish Costa-del-Sol for which a large number of buyers of the second homes for leisure is typical, the market of Gibraltar – is constant and doesn't depend on seasons.
"This market is created by the population of Gibraltar which at first gets small apartments and gradually moves further getting the bigger objects", - the expert speaks.
As Gibraltar was a naval base of Britain the government of the United Kingdom rented housing for staff here. However in the 80s of the XX century the authority granted permission for sale of such real estate objects, - New York Times.
In the past decade the number of foreign customers of Gibraltar real estate sharply increased. According to the experts it is connected with tax exemptions. They are: lack of capital gain tax, value added tax and income tax.
One more bonus is that children of the country residents are able to study at the local universities free of charge: expenses will be covered by the government of Gibraltar.
According to the experts, in recent years the country see an inflow of foreign customers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Norway.
For making the transactions with the real estate in Gibraltar experts advise to use the lawyers. As a rule, the payment for their services makes from 0,75% to 1,5% of the cost of property. It depends on complexity of the transaction.
For another thing, nonresidents can obtain the credit in Gibraltar. Usually local banks credit only 50% of the purchase sum.
The property tax in Gibraltar makes about €620 PA. For land lease it is necessary to pay out about €140.