Death and taxes

Two things are inevitable, death and taxes. If you are a resident of England or Wales and have amongst your assets a French property (being land in France, whether built on or not), the law of succession in England and Wales will apply to the whole of your estate with the exception of the French land.

Tax on the market value of French Land

David Anderson, Helen Belle and Graeme Perry of solicitors and chartered tax advisers Sykes Anderson examine the law surrounding the 3% tax payable by non-resident companies on the value of their French property

Pre-contract enquiries

The golden rule is that you cannot be too careful and if the seller tells you not to conduct a full investigation then you should become very suspicious…