French cities, towns and villages are full of an extraordinarily rich historical heritage, a symbol of a long and eventful history. Nowadays, as a result, some homeowners who inherited or acquired their property, may find themselves at the head of a potential historical asset. Manors, castles, mansions or apartments can all be subject to the protection of their heritage by the public authorities. For landlords wishing to have their properties classified as a historical monument, here is a quick guideline that you can refer to.
The main interest in classifying a property as a historical monument or in the ‘ISMH’ lies in the fact that all or part of the work carried out there can be tax-free for the owner. Nevertheless, there is logically a counterpart to this advantage. Indeed, to undertake work in a classified property represents a very challenging project, which can not be started without the preliminary agreement of the administration. It can only be to preserve the historical or architectural identity of the building.
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