The French conveyancing system is very well organised and secure. There is no equivalent of reported problems with non existent title deeds (such as in Cyprus) or invalid planning permissions (such as in Spain). So what should those preparing to buy a property in France be wary of?
French Law and Legal Advice
Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French law and the legal system in France, sponsored by Stone King. Here, you can find all the up-to-date French laws, including information on Roman law, property law, and inheritance law in France. Learn about the legal aspects affecting your home and life when you purchase a French property.
French Property Law
Information on the legal process of French property purchase from the initial contract to completion and when you sign the acte authentique.
Introduction to French Law
Here are some essential articles on French law and the legal system in France, including a glossary of useful French legal terms.
Inheritance Law in France
Information on inheritance laws in France including French succession law and the basic rights of spouses, children and other relatives.
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