Friday, September 29, 2017

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Home Office
Dear Jean-Francois
This is an update at the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations between the UK and EU in Brussels this week. 
Throughout the negotiation, the UK Government is remaining focused on providing certainty, clarity and stability for EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in the EU, upholding the proposals set out in June.
This month’s round made progress on issues which will enable EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU to continue to live their lives broadly as they do now. This progress is detailed in the joint summary note published yesterday. Notably, good progress was made on protecting social security rights, which will provide EU citizens and UK nationals with more financial security.   
The UK thinks that in some cases we must go beyond the strict requirements of current EU law in order to protect citizens. For example the UK Government has offered guaranteed rights of return for settled EU citizens in the UK who leave the UK, in return for onward movement rights for UK nationals living in the EU27. 
If the EU agrees to this, it would mean that as an EU citizen with settled status you could leave the UK for more than two years without your status being affected. In return, as a UK national living in the EU, you would be able to move within the other Member States, as now. This is a bold and important offer which we hope the EU will consider carefully.
Regarding the enforcement of citizens’ rights after we leave the EU, the UK has been clear that, as a third country outside of the EU, it would not be right for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to have direct jurisdiction. However, we have listened to the concerns that have been raised and - as the Prime Minister set out in herspeech in Florence last week - the UK has committed to incorporating the final withdrawal agreement fully into UK law and said that UK courts should be able to take account of CJEU judgments in order to ensure consistent interpretation.
After four negotiation rounds we are starting to get into the detail of how EU citizens will apply for a new settled status. The UK presented its early thinking and we will be engaging on the design and delivery of a proposed Settlement Scheme for EU citizens in the UK. We are committed to making the application as streamlined and user-friendly as possible for everyone. Those who already hold permanent residency documents should not have to go through the full process, for example. We will also use data that EU citizens have already provided to minimise the burden of documentary evidence required.  
There will be more details in the coming months, but for the time being EU citizens need not take any action.
The next round of negotiations is due to take place during the week beginning 9 October and you will receive a further update then.
Yours sincerely,
Home Office 

Monday, September 04, 2017

House for sale in the Centre of Brussels €900,000 great potential

 Updated on 4-09-2017:Asking Price is now €900,000.
Idéalement situé entre l’avenue Louise et Châtelain, maison de maître unifamiliale à rénover de ± 440m².
Construite en ± 1900 de 5 niveaux et ayant gardé ses caractéristiques et son charme d’époque, elle se compose d’un rez de chaussée avec jardin, d’un sous-sol aménagé et de 3 étages occupés actuellement en bureau et en résidentiel se composant comme suit :
  1. Triplex :
Rez de chaussée, ± 80 m² : Entrée de l’immeuble, cage d’escalier, 3 pièces en enfilade donnant sur terrasse et jardin.
1er étage, ± 80 m² : 2 pièces en enfilade + ½ pièce dont jolie pièce avant sur toute la largeur du bâtiment avec moulures et plafond peint. WC.
Un entresol.
Sous-sol aménagé en kitchenette et débarras.
Surface pondérée : 180 m².
Actuellement loué à usage de bureau au loyer de 1.600€ suivant bail de 9 ans qui a débuté le 01/04/2010.
  1. 2ème étage :
Un appartement composé de 2 pièces, d’une cuisine, et d’une salle de bains.
Loué à usage de bureau depuis le 01/05/2015 au loyer de 950€.
Chauffage central au gaz pour sous-sol, rez, entresol, 1er et 2ème étage.
  1. Un duplex de ± 80 m² composé d’un séjour avec cuisine ouverte, une chambre avec salle de douche, en mezzanine : un espace ouvert avec salle de bains. Chauffage individuel électrique.
Loué à usage résidentiel à partir du 15 juillet 2017 au loyer de 700€.
Revenu cadastral : Non indexé : 1.794€    Indexé : 3.077€    Précompte Immobilier 1557€.
PEB : G.
Très beaux éléments, mais le tout demande des rafraîchissements et une rénovation en profondeur.
Beau potentiel pour cet immeuble de caractère dans un quartier en plein essor et qui tire tout son intérêt de sa situation centrale. Bien desservi par les transports en commun (metro Louise, train gare du midi, bus et tram).

Prestigious House for Sale in the Centre of Brussels

104 Rue Berckman, Brussels 1060

This magnificent property in the heart of Brussels is located in St Gilles 150 meters away from the Avenue Louise and just off the Chaussée de Charleroi with spectacular features: the house was the property of an Italian Prince and contains a grand ceiling fresco from the early 19C, valued at €100k alone.

The property (about 440 sqm) is for sale as a complete house now and the asking price is €900,000.
If bought as an investment, the Yield is at present 4.33% as described below and can be increased with some light cosmetic changes.

There is a dual license for commercial use on the basement, ground and first floor
 MonthlyYearly €  900,000
Ground and 1st Floor €   1,600.00  
2nd Floor €      950.00  
3rd Floor €      700.00  
  €   3,250.00 €   39,0004.33%

A Law firm occupies at the moment the lower floors and the duplex on the 3rd  Floor is rented since July 2017 at a price all inclusive of €700 pcm although . It is a 2 bedrooms duplex apartment with 1 bathroom, 1 shower room and 2 WC.

  • 2nd, 1st and Ground Floor plus mezzanine floor currently used by the Law Firm 
  • Garden for use with the ground floor
  • In addition there is a very large basement used also currently by the law firm and can be used as a game rooms or storage.
Pictures of the house can be seen here:

The whole house can be easily reverted  and the Law Firm is currently looking for other premises. It may suit professional businesses, families, discerning individuals or Embassies, High Commissions, Language Schools or as a venue for prestigious events. The apartments on the top floors can be reverted easily to larger rooms.
The Second Floor is 2 bedrooms ensuite with a galley kitchen and a large lounge area and can be converted.
The First Floor is ideal as a grand reception room with the magnificent ceiling.
The Ground Floor are a suite of reception rooms or grand dining and drawing rooms with a large kitchen area.
Within speedy reach to Brussels Midi, 5 minutes walk, and close to excellent shopping and dining area.

 Rue Berckman runs between the Porte de Hal, which is where the Avenue de la Toison d'Or and Boulevard de Waterloo start, and the Chaussee de Charleroi.

There is ample parking facilities in the vicinity and is a short walk to the Metro. Very Central!

For enquiries and to view the premises, please contact Jean-Francois Dor on or 07831 782 200 if phoning from UK or +44 7831 782 200 if phoning from anywhere else.