Buying or selling a house in Belgium is submitted to an official procedure involving the mandatory use of a notary and the payment of a number of taxes and a fee to the notary of the buyer. Not following this procedure will imply that your sale will not be valid and will not be respected by third parties. The notary will guide you through the legal and tax regulations. The notary should be carefully chosen, as he is responsible for protecting the buyer’s interests.
  • Both parties will need to choose their own notary, independent of the location of the premises. You can consult a database with all Belgian notaries on www.notaris.be
  • When you buy/own a property in Brussels, you have to pay taxes. The tax rules for buying, selling, gifting and inheriting property are complex: property taxation in the Brussels-Capital Region.
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