Keeping up with the Dupont.
Want to know how much your new neighbours paid for the house next door?
French land registry records are open to the public, so you can access other people’s property sale price on-line.
The ‘Demande de Valeur Foncière’ app, or DVF, goes back five years and lists sale price, date of sale, size of property, number of bedrooms, land area and plot (cadastre) number for houses, apartments, land and any building that has changed hands. It doesn’t name seller or buyer.
Go to the interactive map of France, click on the department, of your choice, enter details in the column on the left et Robert est ton oncle!
If there has been a sale over the past 5 years it will be coloured blue. In theory, the database is updated twice a year.