Real estate

Land Value Demand (LVD): what is it for?

In the world of real estate, knowledge is power. Understanding Land Value Demand (LVD) offers significant strategic advantages. As real estate experts, we will guide you through this important concept, clarify the applicable regulations and describe the process of obtaining it. We’ll also highlight how this information can be put to practical use, and discuss the benefits for the financial sector. However, its limitations and controversies need to be taken into account for a complete picture to emerge. Together, let’s explore this vital tool that shapes our future outlook on the real estate market.

DVF definition

What is DVF?

Do you know what Demande de Valeur Foncière (DVF) is and why it’s so important in the real estate sector? The DVF, which originated with the amended French Finance Act for 2010, has a specific aim: to bring greater transparency to real estate transactions. The stakes are high, since it gives everyone – professionals and private individuals alike – access to crucial information on real estate sales throughout France.

What does this famous DVF contain?

The DVF contains a range of essential information:

  • Identity of seller and buyer
  • Transaction date
  • Sales price
  • Type of property (apartment, house…)
  • The exact location of the property.

This is a formidable tool for understanding the real estate dynamics underway. This plays an important role in informing ourreal estate investment decisions and strategies.

Applicable regulations

The regulations applicable to the request for land values (DVF) are precise and rigorous. The law stipulates that a DVF must be provided by the notary who handled the sale, within a maximum of two months of the deed of sale.

This legal obligation is designed to guarantee total transparency on real estate transactions, thus informing the public about local real estate market prices.

We would point out, however, that this data is not available to the general public for all transactions: only those over €50,000 are affected by this measure. Complying with these legal obligations contributes not only to thefairness of the real estate market, but also to its dynamism.

Obtaining process

The online process

Applying for a property value statement (PVS) online is a simple and convenient process. Via the public service website, you can fill in the necessary forms, which will then be processed by the relevant administration. All you need is an Internet connection to access this platform, making the procedure accessible to everyone, wherever they may be.

Access to physical documents

Despite the ease offered by digital technology, some people prefer to have access to physical documents. In this case, it is possible to make an appointment with your local property tax office to consult the documents relating to your DVF on site. This can be particularly useful if you wish to examine certain details more closely, or obtain a direct explanation from a specialist agent.

Practical application of DVF

Property valuation

The Demande de Valeur Foncière (DVF ) is an invaluable tool for assessing the value of real estate. This regularly updated database lists all real estate transactions carried out in France over the last five years. It gives you a precise idea of the current market price and enables you to anticipate future fluctuations. It’s an essential tool for determining the right price for a property you want to buy or sell.

Potential for investors

For investors, the use of DVF offers considerable potential. Based on this reliable, up-to-date source, they can identify geographical areas where demand is strong and where the return on investment is potentially greater. What’s more, it gives them the opportunity to accurately assess their future profitability, and thus optimize their strategic choices.

The specific case of real estate e-commerce

In the particular field of real estate e-commerce, the DVF takes on its full importance. Digital platforms specialized in this sector use this data to refine their estimates when offering properties to potential customers. With the digital transition impacting all sectors of the economy, including real estate, even small businesses need to take part in this digital transformation, both in terms of administration and sales. Ultimately, understanding and using DVF effectively has become a must for all players in the real estate market. Whether you’re a homeowner, a seasoned investor or an e-commerce platform, this tool can help you make informed decisions and maximize your chances of success in your real estate projects.

Benefits for the financial sector

The Property Value Request (PV R) is an essential tool for the financial sector. Its ability to provide accurate and reliable data on real estate transactions brings undeniable value to financial players.

  • First and foremost, it allows for better property valuation. Thanks to DVF, industry professionals have access to detailed information on every transaction, giving them a clearer picture of the real value of the market.
  • Secondly, it makes it easier to estimate real estate risk. In this way, lenders can adjust their rates based on concrete, relevant data.
  • It also offers unprecedented transparency in the real estate sector. Investors can then make informed decisions.
  • It contributes to the development of a fairer and more equitable economy by making information on real estate prices accessible to all.

We are convinced that these benefits will give DVF a central role in the financial world of today and tomorrow. Its use is set to become increasingly widespread, with the aim of further optimizing financial operations in the real estate sector.

Limitations and controversies

Privacy and confidentiality

When it comes to real estate, the Land Value Application (LVA) is an invaluable tool. However, it also raises sensitive issues of privacy and confidentiality. These data sometimes reveal sensitive information about owners and real estate transactions. We are convinced that the balance between the transparency required for healthy competition in the real estate market and the protection of privacy must be scrupulously respected.

Data reliability

Another critical aspect of using DVF is the reliability of the information provided. Our experience has shown that not all transactions are systematically listed in this database. What’s more, some of them may contain errors or omissions that could distort our understanding of the real estate market. It is therefore essential to use this resource wisely, in conjunction with other reliable sources, to obtain a clear and accurate view of the real estate market.

Future prospects

As we look to the future, the demand for land value (DVF) will continue to play a crucial role in real estate. It will not only serve to accurately establish property values, but will also act as a directional compass for investors and owners. Thanks to the detailed information it provides on past transactions, it will help them make informed buying and selling decisions.

In an ever-changing real estate market, DVF will be an essential tool for anticipating future trends. It will provide a global view of the real estate landscape and help identify potential investment opportunities.

However, it is important that this resource be used with discernment. DVF is only one element among many in real estate appraisal, and should not be considered an absolute truth.

With the development of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, DVF could see significant improvements. It would then be even more precise and exhaustive in its collection of transactional information.

The outlook is therefore promising for this indispensable tool, which will further promote transparency and fairness in the real estate market.

Laetitia Dupuis

Laetitia Dupuis

Laetitia est une journaliste française et auteur pour le magazine Adises Active, spécialisé dans tous les sujets qui touchent l'immobilier et la finance. Elle travaille pour ce magazine depuis 2009 et elle est considérée comme l'un de ses plus importants contributeurs.