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Real Estate Diagnosis for Airport Noise

Verified 01 juin 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In case of sale

The Noise diagnosis is a document that allows to know the existence of aerial noise nuisances. It has been mandatory since the 1stto June 2020 if the property is located in an airport noise exposure area. In this case, the seller must provide a Noise diagnosis to the buyer. The diagnosis has only an informative value, but if it is not provided, the purchaser can appeal to the court.

The Noise diagnosis must be carried out by the seller if the property for sale is located in an area of exposure to airport noise. To find out, the seller must consult the noise exposure plan (BEP) on an online information service.

Consult Airport Noise Exposure Plans

Ministry of the Environment

He can also contact the town hall of the municipality where the property is located to find out.

Who shall I contact

The goods concerned with the Noise diagnosis are:

  • Residential building (house...) or mixed (professional and dwelling)
  • Building land

The Noise diagnosis is to be completed on a form.

The seller must attach this form to the Technical Diagnostic Folder (DDT)..

For Seller

The liability of the seller may be incurred if he does not voluntarily transmit the diagnosis or if he mentions false information in the advertisement of sale to mislead the future purchaser.

The acquirer may seize the court to request cancelation of the sale or damages.

The acquirer may also seize the fraud department of the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF)..

The DGCCRF may impose on the seller:

  • a fine of €300,000,
  • and a 2-year prison sentence.

For notary

The notary's liability may be incurred in particular if he has validated the sale in the absence of the diagnosis or by having knowledge of false information misleading the future purchaser.

The acquirer may seize the court and obtain damages.

The acquirer may also seize the fraud department of the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF)..

The DGCCRF may impose on the notary:

  • a fine of €300,000,
  • and a 2-year prison sentence.

In case of rental

The Noise diagnosis is a document that allows to know the existence of aerial noise nuisances. It has been mandatory since the 1stto June 2020 if the property is located in an airport noise exposure area. In this case, the landlord must provide a Noise diagnosis to the tenant. The Noise diagnosis has only an informational value. However, if it is not provided, the tenant can appeal to the court.

The Noise diagnosis must be carried out by the lessor if the property to be rented is located in an area of exposure to airport noise. To find out, the lessor must consult the Noise Exposure Plan (BEP) on an online information service.

Consult Airport Noise Exposure Plans

Ministry of the Environment

He can also contact the town hall of the municipality where the property is located to find out.

Who shall I contact

The goods concerned with the Noise diagnosis are:

  • Residential building (house...) or mixed (professional and dwelling)
  • Building land

The Noise diagnosis is to be completed on a form.

The lessor must attach this form to the lease..

The landlord may be liable if he does not voluntarily transmit the diagnosis or if he mentions false information in the rental advertisement to mislead the future tenant.

The tenant can enter the court to request the cancelation of the lease or a reduction in the rent.

The tenant may also seize the fraud department of the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF)..

The DGCCRF may impose on the lessor:

  • a fine of €300,000,
  • and a 2-year prison sentence.