Property tax: a bad surprise for some owners

Property tax: a bad surprise for some owners

The reassessment of the rental value of certain properties has resulted in an increase in their property tax. What anger the owners.

Property tax: a bad surprise for some owners

The bad news fell in the middle of summer for several owners of Rhône-Alpes. They received a letter from the tax authorities indicating that their property tax had been revised upwards. Indeed, the update takes into account the elements of comfort of the accommodation, because obviously, there was delay for several decades. A sort of upgrade that should be extended to other owners across France.

Electricity, WC, heating …

These elements of comfort thus include electricity, water, heating and even toilets. They are now taken into account in the valuation of real estate, which therefore sees their property tax increase. But those who received this update do not understand the measure, especially since no tax officer has come to see the changes that are used to reassess the rental value of housing. But other mechanisms can be used for this evaluation, from the outside.