Mandate to sell

A handwritten signature of the offer to purchase was not made by the seller but by the agency with a mandate to sell, how valid is the deed? According to article 1341 of the French Civil Code, the creditor has the right to performance of the obligation; the creditor can compel the debtor to do […]

Adult under legal guardianship

Safeguarding justice (1-year maximum renewable once) Effects Directly protects the heritage of the individual. Retains the exercise of their rights within the limits of the powers attributed to an agent (art 437 Civil Code). Acts established during the backup can be cancelled in case of injury or reduced in case of excess. But the invalidity […]

Building permit

The building permit is to be requested from the town hall of the town where you are going to build your new house. To prepare a building permit application, the attached Cerfa 13406-07 form must be used: A declaration of the data required for the calculation of the various taxes A certificate that the technical […]

Death of a non-british resident in france

Death of a British non-resident in France. What happens next? Application of French or English taxation? In order to open the estate, it is necessary to determine the latest home of the deceased at the time of death. The country where the deceased lived has the right to tax the property of the deceased. The […]

Property seizure

PROPERTY SEIZURE: A foreclosure can be made following a formal notice or any request for payment. A creditor with an enforceable title may allow the foreclosure of real estate to take place. All of the debtor’s real estate can be seized in order to obtain payment of the amount due. PROCEDURE: The bailiff sends an […]

The legal analysis of the COVID-19 regulations in France

To face all concerns raised by the current lockdown in France against coronavirus said COVID-19, we are all working to follow up on the latest governmental updates regarding the lockdown rules adopted by the French government. By Ordonnance dated 15 April 2020, the French government has clarified the suspension order dated 25 March 2020 n° 2020-306 […]

Second residence Brexit

SECOND HOME: Britons with second homes do not fall under the Withdrawal Agreement, but the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom which is being negotiated. If no agreement comes into effect at the end of the transition period, their situation will be covered by a regulation adopted at European Union level, […]

Buying property during a divorce

Can we purchase a property individually when you are in divorce procedure, married under community of property? Article 1401 of the Civil Code states: “The community actively consists of the acquests made by the spouses together or separately during the marriage (…)”. Any goods acquired by a spouse subject to the community regime is a […]

Buying a property at auction

If you want to buy a property at an auction in France, you need to be represented by a lawyer registered with the bar where the auction is taking place.  This means I can only represent you before the Court of NICE in this specific area of law. In order to participate to the auction […]

Wealth tax, ISF tax impôt de solidarité sur la fortune

impôt de solidarité sur la fortune – wealth tax or ISF tax Under article 885 of the French tax code, modified by Law n°2012-1509 dated 29 December 2012 – article 13 « are subject to an annual ISF tax when the value of the estate is superior to €1,300,000 : (…) 2° Persons not tax resident in […]

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