5 Steps to follow before investing in Monaco

It’s stunning French Riviera location and high quality of life make Monaco a desirable location to purchase property. We outline the top five steps to follow before investing in Monaco.

  1. Make sure you have the correct mortgage broker

Having the correct mortgage broker in place when investing is a critical aspect of the process. Finding one who has local knowledge and ability to speak the language will take the hassle out of it for you. The way in which property buying is approached in Monaco is unique and, as such, you will need a broker who can provide a bespoke mortgage solution for your circumstances.

  1. Ensure you are getting the best foreign exchange (FX) rates

When buying property in Monaco, you may be purchasing in a foreign currency. Therefore, guaranteeing you are getting the best rates on the market before investing is crucial, particularly in light of upcoming political events which are likely to impact the strength of the Euro.

Enness has an exclusive relationship with FX specialist, Argentex, meaning we can maximize our client’s FX and ensure market leading rates.

  1. Seek tax advice

We always advise our clients to seek expert advice from trusted consultants specialising in French tax structuring prior to initiating their property purchase and/or financing. How you hold your property is a consideration and you need to make sure it is within the most tax efficient structure.

We work with trusted tax advisors who can guide our clients accordingly. The experience of our partners enables you to make the most of your Monégasque property acquisition as part of your global property portfolio.

  1. Put the correct insurance in place

When making such a valuable investment, it’s important to ensure it is protected. In Monaco, buildings and contents insurance is a legal requirement and acquiring an adequate life insurance policy to

cover your mortgage loan should also be heavily considered.

Enness can advise you on the necessary insurance to make sure you are covered in any circumstance.

  1. Be aware of any cultural and legal differences

Understanding legal or cultural differences in the way business is conducted within a foreign jurisdiction can cause headaches. We have brokered the deals of a number of Monégasque properties so are well versed in the intricacies of the Monaco property and mortgage market and can put you in touch with the necessary people to advise you on any legal differences.

How can Enness International help with this process?

At Enness International, we have built, maintained and nurtured a vast network internationally and are able to guide you through every step of your investment process, introducing you to our trusted lenders and industry partners at appropriate stages.

To speak with one of our expert brokers about your Monégasque property investment plans, get in touch with Enness International and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements.