FAQ – Revamp2024-03-01T15:23:37+04:00

Questions related to legal

What is a Property Development Scheme (PDS)?2024-03-01T11:30:52+04:00

The Property Development Scheme (PDS) is a real estate program; properties are available to Mauritians and foreigners. Under the PDS, registration duty for property transactions is set at a single rate of 5%. To find out more, click here: Property Development Scheme.

Who can purchase PDS residential property?2024-03-01T11:35:53+04:00

Any one of the following are eligible to acquire property under the scheme:

  • A citizen of Mauritius
  • A non-citizen of Mauritius;
  • A company registered as a foreign company under the Companies Act (of Mauritius) 2001;
  • A company incorporated under the Companies Act 2001;
  • A societe, where its deed of formation is deposited with the Registrar of Companies;
  • A trust, where the trusteeship services are provided by a qualified trustee licensed by the Financial Services.
Can an owner of Pointe d’Esny Le Village obtain his/her residence permit?2024-03-01T11:37:18+04:00

A non-citizen is eligible for a residence permit upon the purchase of a property under the PDS scheme when he/she has invested more than USD 375,000 (or its equivalent in any freely convertible foreign currency). To find out more, please consult this document: Mauritius expat guide.

Can I benefit from tax advantages with a Mauritian residence permit?2024-03-04T15:43:32+04:00

After purchasing a property with a minimum value of USD 375,000, you must then reside in Mauritius for 183 days per annum if you wish to become a tax resident. With a Mauritian residency permit, you will enjoy the following tax benefits:

  • Single tax rate of up to 20% depending on income threshold
  • 15% VAT
  • No property tax
  • No inheritance tax
  • No exchange controls
  • Double taxation avoidance agreements signed with over 40 countries
  • No tax on dividends
  • No capital gains tax on property
Who is the promoter of Pointe d’Esny Le Village?2024-03-01T11:40:39+04:00

Beau Vallon Group is a renowned property developer with a dozen residential projects successfully completed in Mahébourg, Beau Vallon and Pointe d’Esny since 2003.

Its origins are rooted in the history of sugar cane cultivation and milling in Mauritius. Based on an agricultural heritage dating back to the first half of the 19th century, the group was incorporated in 1921 and currently owns Riche-en-Eau, one of the largest sugar estates on the island with 3 600 hectares of land in the South-East region. Beau Vallon Group wishes to preserve its heritage while continuing to adapt to market changes through diversification into key sectors such as non-sugar agricultural activities, hospitality, property and leisure.

Where will my deposit be held?2024-03-01T11:43:12+04:00

Your deposit will be held in the Notary’s trust account until the deed of sale is signed. Once the deed of sale is signed, the deposit is released to the Promoter as part of the selling price.

Who is the notary?2024-03-01T11:44:24+04:00

ETUDE DIDIER MAIGROT

1er Etage, Immeuble LABAMA,

35, rue Sir William Newton, Port Louis

If I purchase a unit off-plan, how is my purchase secured?2024-03-01T11:45:31+04:00

The acquisition of a unit off-plan or during construction of the project is governed by the provisions of a ‘vente en l’état futur d’achèvement’ (‘VEFA’), in accordance with the Mauritian Civil Code.
The Promoter provides the Purchaser with a guarantee of future completion (Garantie Future d’Achèvement, or GFA).
This GFA is issued by a registered financial institution in Mauritius and is a guarantee from the financial institution that the unit you have purchased will be completed and delivered to you in accordance with the project specifications and drawings.
The GFA is issued to you simultaneously with your signature of the Deed of Sale.

How is the selling price payable?2024-03-01T11:48:25+04:00

The selling price is payable in accordance with the schedule below and all the terms and conditions of the sale are detailed in the Contrat de Réservation Préliminaire (CRP).
Payment of the selling price tiers is dependent on the level of construction reached at the time of your purchase.
Payment of the sale price is generally payable in installments as follows:

  • 10% deposit payable within 15 days of signature of the letter of intent or CRP;
  • 15% upon signature of the Deed of Sale;
  • 10% at completion up to Ground Floor
  • 15% at completion of the First Floor Level
  • 20% at completion of the roof
  • 15% when building is airtight
  • 10% at completion of construction works
  • 5% at handing over

The above percentages are upper limits (and can therefore be divided into smaller tranches) payable as works progress against progress certificates issued by the architect, quantity surveyor or principal agent.

Can I obtain a mortgage?2024-03-01T11:49:05+04:00

Yes, banks are willing to finance up to 70% of your purchase.

What other fees do I need to pay in addition to the selling price?2024-03-01T11:50:06+04:00
  • Registration Duty (payable by the purchaser at the time of registration): 5% of selling price
  • Notary fees (please refer to price list)
  • Administrative costs
  • Fees charges by the client’s bank if any (to be borne directly by the client)
For how long is the residence permit granted?2024-03-01T11:51:20+04:00

For as long as the non-citizen holds immovable property under the Property Development Scheme.

Does the developer guarantee permanent residency?2024-03-04T15:44:27+04:00

As per law, a buyer who invests more than USD 375,000 is eligible to apply for the residency (the authorization to stay in Mauritius as long as they wish but no citizenship and no Mauritian passport). The application is sent to the Prime Minister’s office who vets the application (or not) as per the documents (KYC) handed over. The residency is given to a married couple and kids less than 24 years old.

Non-citizens who obtain a residence permit under a real estate scheme such as the PDS do not need a work permit or occupancy permit to invest and work in Mauritius.

Is it possible to resell the property?2024-03-01T11:54:30+04:00

The property owner is allowed to resell his property with no minimum price requirement. There is no capital gains tax. However, a land transfer tax of 5% must be paid by the vendor and the new buyer pays a 5% registration duty.

Questions related to construction / technical specifications

What does Phase 1 of the Pointe d’Esny Le Village project include?2024-03-01T11:56:29+04:00

The village is developed over an area of 70 hectares. Phase 1 includes 101 serviced plots, and 150 residential properties (villas, apartments, penthouses and duplexes). To find out more about the properties currently for sale, please visit our website: Properties of Pointe d’Esny Le Village.

How has the project progressed?2024-03-01T11:57:34+04:00

All the serviced plots, 70% of the apartments and 45% of the villas have already been reserved. Construction of the apartments and villas is scheduled for 2024, with delivery planned for 2025.

How long is the anticipated construction period for a residential unit?2024-03-01T11:58:40+04:00

20 to 24 months depending on the type of residential unit.

Do the residential units come fully equipped?2024-03-01T11:59:33+04:00

The units (apartment, penthouse, duplex, and Villa Authentique) are delivered with a fully equipped kitchen that meets European standards (with hob, oven, hood and microwave).

The Villa Prestige and the Villa Tropicale are delivered with a fully equipped kitchen that meets European standards (with hob, oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave), a washing machine, and a dryer.
The units are delivered with a fully-equipped kitchen that meets European standards (with hob, oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave), a washing machine, a dryer and all built-in cupboards for the Villa Prestige.

Do the residential units come furnished?2024-03-01T12:00:19+04:00

The units are delivered with built-in cupboards only. Furniture packs are available for purchase upon request through our Sales Team.

How many parking bays will be allocated to each residential unit?2024-03-01T12:02:03+04:00
  • Duplex: 2 parking spaces per unit
  • Apartment: 2 parking spaces per unit
  • Villa Prestige: site-specific – garage and more than 2 parking spaces
  • Villa Authentique: 2 parking spaces per unit
  • Villa Tropicale: 2 parking spaces per unit
  • Serviced plot: site-specific design and location
What security measures are in place for the protection of residents?2024-03-01T12:03:20+04:00

Secure access (surveillance cameras/guardian) will be put in place for residential areas.

The entire residential site will be fenced (perimeter wall or fence depending on the location).

Are pets allowed?2024-03-01T12:03:57+04:00

No pets are permitted in the apartment and duplex clusters. This is to ensure a comfortable living space for all persons residing at Pointe d’Esny Le Village.

What services and facilities are available to owners?2024-03-04T15:41:37+04:00
  • Reception area (for rental management syndic)
  • Pre-primary and primary school
  • Sports centre
  • Shops
  • Office spaces
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Pedestrian zone around the ponds: a ‘green lung’ with walkways
  • Beach Club
  • Apart Hotel
  • Technical amenities:
    • Household garbage collection area
    • Collective antenna television system using fiber optics
    • Electricity via Central Electricity Board network
    • Drinking water provided through a pressurized network operated by the syndic
    • Wastewater disposal through a centralized wastewater treatment plant
Will there be a generator?2024-03-01T14:26:39+04:00
  • A generator will provide electricity only for the essential common services in Pointe d’Esny Le Village.
  • Apartments and duplexes plots will have their own common generators.
  • An individual generator is included in the sale price of the Villa Prestige.
  • A connection point will be provided for the Authentic and the Tropical Villas for owners to connect their own generators.
What is the construction warranty for the residential units?2024-03-01T14:29:00+04:00
  • Biennial warranty or warranty of good working

The duration of the biennial warranty is 2 years following receipt of the work. This warranty requires the builder to repair or replace any defective equipment. This covers all equipment that can be disassembled (e.g. hot water tank, air conditioner, fan) without damaging the building.

  • Ten-year Guarantee

The seller is liable for hidden defects for ten years from receipt of the work. Architects, contractors and other persons bound to the project owner (by a work contract) are themselves liable (in application of articles 1792). This warranty applies to all elements of the structure, foundation, framework, enclosure and roofing, and to any item of equipment that is inseparably linked to one of the aforementioned elements (e.g. screed), and if the damage affects the solidity of the structure or renders it unfit for its intended use.
Articles 1646-1 and 1792 of the Mauritian Civil Code.

Is there any eco/green feature on the estate?2024-03-01T14:30:13+04:00
  • Restoration plan and rainwater treatment system
  • Installation of a main drainage system
  • Rainwater recovery
  • Natural ventilation
  • Use of photovoltaic panels
  • Low-lying tropical architecture, local and high-quality materials
  • Low building density of the project
  • Installation of a selective waste sorting and composting system
  • Strict architectural and landscaping specifications
Will I be allowed to rent out my property?2024-03-01T14:30:52+04:00

The owner of a residential property may rent his/her property through the PDS Company holding the PDS Certificate or a service provider appointed by the PDS Company to provide property management services.

How do I obtain a Beach Club membership?2024-03-01T14:31:44+04:00

Owners of a residential unit will have the opportunity to become a member of the Beach Club as from the delivery of their property.

Owners of a serviced plot will have the opportunity to become a member of the Beach Club as from the signature of the deed of sale.

Questions related to syndic

How is property ownership managed?2024-03-01T15:00:52+04:00

A Syndic management company will be appointed to represent the owners, and thereafter manage the common spaces and facilitate decisions taken by the Home Owners Association (HOA). This will be established by the developer during the first year of the project.

What services are provided by the syndic for the management of common spaces?2024-03-01T15:04:05+04:00

The following services will be provided by the syndic for the maintenance of the common areas:

  • Maintenance of the common green spaces
  • Waste management
  • Street cleaning and maintenance
  • Wastewater treatment plant
  • Maintenance of the water network and water storage tank
  • Maintenance of the generator for common spaces and amenities
  • Power grid maintenance
  • On-site safety management
  • Maintenance of fire safety equipment
  • Maintenance of elevators (when applicable)
  • Pest control
  • General repairs of common equipment and facilities
  • Insurance in common spaces and facilities

First payment is due on delivery of the property. For more information, please contact our Sales Team.

Who is responsible for electricity, water, etc.?2024-03-01T15:16:14+04:00

The appointed syndic will be responsible for charging residents for all these services. These charges will be based on individual consumption.