Excessive tax on new-build flat in France

I am a co-owner of a new-build flat. We received demands for excessive payments of taxe foncière despite the fact that the apartments are uninhabitable (certified by the police) and no completion certificates had been sent to the mairie. What are the rules relating to a first payment on a new property of this tax and what factors are taken into account in assessing the tax’s base level? M.S.

While there is an exemption on new-builds to taxe foncière, there is none to the removal of waste charge so you need to check your assessment is not for this.

Otherwise, new-builds are exempt from taxe foncière for a period of two years after they become habitable, and in respect of this a form ...

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