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Who is the priority for buying property in a condominium?

Verified 08 September 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)


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Housing occupied by a tenant

The landlord can sell his dwelling occupied by his tenant. In this case, the tenant stays in the premises and sees his lease continue under the same conditions with the new owner.

The owner may sell his occupied dwelling at any time during the lease. However, the owner must first offer the sale of the dwelling to his tenant and give him a leave for sale.. If the tenant does not accept the offer, the landlord can freely offer his accommodation on the market of sale.


if the landlord decides to lower his price, he must inform the tenant by mail (simple or recommended), which then becomes a priority to buy the property for 1 month.

Empty housing

The owner is free to sell his house to whoever he wishes.

Parking space

The owner has the right to sell his parking space to whoever he wishes. However, in some recent buildings, co-owners may have priority to purchase it. This applies to buildings whose parking areas have been imposed by a local urban development plan (in practice buildings built less than 5 years ago). This also applies to buildings whose condominium settlement assigns a priority right to joint owners in the event of the sale of a parking space.

The owner must notify the condominium trustee of its intention to sell its parking space by registered letter with notice of reception.

This letter must indicate the selling price and the conditions of the sale.

The trustee shall immediately forward the information to each co-owner by registered letter with notice of receipt, at the owner's expense.

The co-owners then have 2 months from the receipt of the mail to give their reply, preferably by registered letter with notice of receipt.