5 must follow tips for buying property outside india

Click here to load reader

Post on 23-Aug-2014



Real Estate

13 download

Embed Size (px)


The rising income level of many High Net worth Individuals (HNIs) have boosted their chance and opportunity to invest in properties outside India. Buying a home abroad is no longer an unreal dream for Indians. More and more number of Indians are looking to buy international properties on the backdrop of rising income level and affordability of foreign properties at a lower cost than in Indian realty hotspots. However, there are certain things that you need to take care of before buying overseas properties.


  • Keep a track of political and economic risk associated with investing in the country. Although many of the European countries are most sought after for real estate investment, it is hard to bank on them in this time of ongoing financial crisis. #1
  • Take into account all the costs related to buying a property. There are both direct and indirect costs associated with property buying. Direct cost includes the purchase cost while indirect costs would include transfer fee, registration fee and stamp charges. #2
  • The best way to buy a property abroad is to buy it through a company. For this, you need to have a company registered in India and you can set up a subsidiary company abroad for specified business purposes. #3
  • If you are buying a property to earn rental income, then be sure that the rental income does not get taxed in both the foreign nation and in India. India has tax treaties with many nations and you need to know precisely whether your rent would be taxed in both the countries. #4
  • In case you sell off the property you have bought abroad, there are chances that you would be required to pay capital gains tax in that country. In a worse case scenario, you may have to pay capital gains tax in both the countries the foreign nation and also in India. #5
  • Looking for answers for your property questions?
  • CommonFloor.com is India's leading property search portal. On a mission to make property search hassle-free, transparent and fruitful; CF has best of breed property search on maps, property search mobile apps and an extensive section for knowledge resources and advice in real estate.

View more