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Buying, Selling & Dealing with Property in France

Our French real estate lawyers have spent years becoming expert in the field of French property law, with its complex and arcane rules and practices. 

For the many English-speakers who have made the decision to become property owners in France, it is vital to have an independent English-speaking lawyer to provide you with expert guidance on property conveyance, and so avoid the costly problems that can arise at a later date, due to issues with title and associated problems.

For those who have unfortunately become embroiled in legal disputes, it is an enormous help to have an experienced and proficient English-speaking lawyer to guide you through the legal process you must face.

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Buying property abroad in the era of higher interest rates

With the increase in globalisation and more people travelling than ever before, buying property abroad has become an increasingly popular option. International Property organisations have reported a steady rise in overseas property purchases over the past decade.This surge in popularity has been driven by factors such as lower i... Read More

Property Law in France

For adverse possession to be successful under French Law, there must be unequivocal possession. The below legal matters were considered by the Court of Cassation (High Court) in a recent decision (Cass. 3ème Civ. 10th of September 2020, n°18-23.448). There is a basic principle in French law, according to which, ownership is t... Read More

Buying Property in France: the how-to Legal Guide

TABLE OF CONTENTSAbout this GuideInformation you’ll need when buying a second-hand property in FranceWhat if it is a new property rather than second-hand?Vendors' legal and financial obligations towards buyersThe Preliminary sale-purchase contractThe Réitération de la vente or Property DeedsOn what basis may a contract for p... Read More

Things to Consider When Buying Land in France

One of the major attractions of rural life in France is its rich culture and heritage, as well as its farming tradition. The countryside has always been a magnet for people living in Paris and other urban centres in France. It is increasingly so too for expats and foreign investors. Many people are now buying land in France in o... Read More

Pitfalls to avoid when buying a property in France

The process of purchasing a property in France can be either fast or slow. Pre-contracts (option agreements) can be concluded at a very early stage. It is therefore advisable to be cautious before signing a “Promesse de vente” (undertaking to sell) and before making a security deposit requested by the seller. Otherwise, this... Read More

Buying a property in Paris

Paris is a city where there is a huge demand for real estate and where there are many choices and competition. Before buying a property in Paris, as elsewhere, many questions need to be asked: what type of property do you want to buy, for what purpose? The neighbourhood in which to buy a property will also have an impact on the... Read More

Selling a property in France

Selling a property in France may seem a simple operation at first glance, since it is carried out in accordance with a very strict formality under the responsibility of a notary with the possible assistance of a real estate agency, once a buyer has made an offer to purchase which has been accepted by the seller.The following is ... Read More

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