In contrast with rights of pre-emption designed to protect local businesses, the exercising of pre-emption right for commercial building cannot be exercised by any commune.
Only communes that have a local development plan or municipal plan (for them, subject to the right of first refusal must be stated at the time of institution) and are thus able to exercise urban pre-emption rights, may assert this prerogative as regards the sale of buildings used for businesses (other than land on which business premises have or will be built with a sales area of between 300 and 1,000 m², these properties are affected by the right of preemption sector backup of local business since the Act of August 4, 2008), in order to undertake developments aimed at maintaining, extending or attracting business activities.
Role of the notaire
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