Registration fees

As discussed in our "VAT and acquisition of a newly built building" news, the registration fees represent a significant part of the costs you will spend when acquiring a property.

These rights are proportional and therefore vary according to the acquisition value of the property.

Registration fees

As discussed in our "VAT and acquisition of a newly built building" news, the registration fees represent a significant part of the costs you will spend when acquiring a property. These rights are proportional and therefore vary according to the acquisition value of the property.

Furthermore, registration fees also depend on the area in which the building is located:

  • In the Brussels-Capital region: 12.5%
  • In Wallonia: 12.5%
  • In Flanders: 10%

Each region has its own rules and can therefore grant reduced registration fees. Inversely, each region can also decide to increase the amount of the fee. Wallonia did so by increasing the fee up to 15%.

Recently, the Brussels region granted a deduction on the first € 175,000 of the sales price, under certain conditions (read our news “The reduction of registration fees in Brussels”).

Registration fees must be paid within a maximum of 4 months following the signature of the sale agreement, or at the notarial deed.