The Local Finance Committee (CFL) has given its favorable opinion on the decree aimed at widening the list of municipalities that will be able to apply an increase in housing tax on second homes. More than 3,600 municipalities are affected by this possible surcharge. Which departments have the largest number of municipalities authorized to surcharge? See our slideshow below to discover the list.

France is at the top of the ranking of European countries with the most second homes on its territory. Indeed, with 3.3 million second homes, including 9.5% of the housing stock identified as second homes, France is the European champion.

According to figures published by the official website,”40% of French people would dream of buying a second home, and 13% already have one, according to an Elabe study carried out for Crédit Foncier in 2018.”

If you already have a second home, or want to buy one, go to our slideshow to see which departments have the highest number of municipalities authorized to surcharge. This might help you make your choice.

Discover, in our slideshow available below, the list of all the departments concerned.