French Property

  • Update on French Inheritance Law

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    French reserved heirship is a mechanism that has been enshrined in French inheritance law since Napoleonic times and is intended to protect close family members, and in particular children on...

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  • One of the many impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic is that some people have been re-evaluating where and how they wish to spend their holidays, not just this year but...

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  • Return to Tontine?

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    I was never really a fan of the tontine clause. So when the EU Succession Regulation came into force, I thought that we would see an ever-decreasing number of instances...

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  • Completing the process

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    When writing a legal opinion column, we usually try to avoid drilling down into the minute detail of a point of law, or a particular case, as the more detailed...

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  • Selling a property in France

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    Despite the devastating impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on us over the past year, none of us can lose sight of the fact that the UK is shortly to...

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  • Our French Legal expert, Matthew Cameron, explains the options for those with properties in both France and England in our Q&A below. “My husband and I are in the early...

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  • Back in the first decade of this millennium, just before the previous recession, gazumping was a relatively common experience in English property transactions. This occurred in a rapidly rising property...

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  • East Anglian law firm Ashtons Legal is joining forces with Leeds-based Heslop & Platt with effect from 29 November 2019 in order to take a leading position in the UK’s...

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  • If you’ve got the money to buy a holiday home, why have it sitting empty for much of the year? Unless you’re going to be popping down to your holiday...

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  • If you’re buying a property in France, you should be aware of the differences you may encounter in comparison to buying a property in England. Ashtons Legal French legal expert,...

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  • French and English Property Purchasing

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    When we are advising clients on their purchase of a French property, we often make reference to the conveyancing process for buying and selling houses in England. Most people will...

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  • Our previous blogs this World Alzheimer’s Month have covered why you should consider putting a Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) in place; but what if you...

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