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Alpes-Maritimes: the mayor of a town in the hinterland of Nice wants to introduce a tax on vacant commercial premises


This will come into effect on January 1, 2024. It will go crescendo, corresponding to a maximum of two months' rent. Until then, undecided owners still have time to reconsider their position.

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Two years after the passage of storm Alex, the small town of Breil-sur-Roya (Alpes-Maritimes), devastated by the disaster, is struggling to recover.

It must be said that the construction sites are numerous.

And the landlocked position of this rural territory of 2000 souls does not help much.

For the mayor (LR), Sébastien Olharan, today it is a question of giving Breil a new economic breath by revitalizing local trade.

And there are many volunteers:

“I have a lot of applications to open a bakery, a caterer, a beauty salon or even a youth center

,” assures the city councilor to Le



It is still necessary to find available premises for these young entrepreneurs.

And that's what's stuck today.

If there are many closed - even decrepit - windows in Breil, especially on boulevard Rouvier, many belong to owners who are cautious or simply not interested in the idea of ​​renting their premises.

"It's catastrophic.

We now have 30%

of commercial premises vacant in Breil.

The state of disrepair of several of them gives a very bad image of the town, we can no longer accept it.

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Annoyed by this situation, the city councilor initially wrote to the fifteen or so owners concerned to offer him the purchase of his premises.

A letter remained a dead letter.

The latter therefore chose to attack the wallet directly.

In fact, after receiving the green light from the Treasury, the latter will introduce a tax on vacant commercial premises, a first in the department.

"They will pay 10% the first year and up to 20%

the third, which roughly corresponds to two months' rent

," he summarizes.

And to clarify:

“The idea is not to bring money into the coffers of the municipality by this means, on the contrary.

The day when all the vacant premises will be occupied, I will be delighted!”

This tax will come into force on January 1, 2024. Until then, undecided owners still have time to reconsider their position.

Source: lefigaro

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