Buying or selling a home


Logo Your EuropeBuying a home of their own is at the top of the wish list for many Belgians. But there is so much involved in buying a home that you can lose sight of the greater picture. 

Before you buy a home, it is important that you first obtain sufficient information. To finance the purchase, you will most probably need to take out a mortgage. After signing the notarial deed, you will be the official owner of the property, and you will have to pay the annual property tax. You will also need insurance on your new home.

More information on buying and selling a home in French or Dutch.


If you buy a house or a building plot, you will normally be subject to registration duty (in French or Dutch).

In some cases the home that you buy may also be subject to VAT (in French or Dutch). If the home is new, the seller may opt to sell it subject to VAT. 

Detailed information about the taxes which you must pay when you buy a house or a building plot in French or Dutch

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SPF Justice – Information Unit
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FPS for Justice

Updated on 23 march 2022


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