Buyers of a property in France get the peace of mind of a cooling off period, known as délai de rétractation, of ten days before the contract becomes binding.
French Law and Legal Advice
Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French law and the legal system in France. 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.
Unlike the French legal system, the English framework is in general terms, based on jurisprudence or case law. The English legal system of common law is the basis of the legal structure of many English speaking countries from England…
If you are considering buying a holiday or permanent home in France as part of your retirement, it will be important to review the various implications and the changes coming in 2015 …
Latest Law Articles
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From 1 st May 2016 French notaires will be able to offer a discount on their fees.
French law expert Sarah Bright Thomas takes a close look at the divorce law in France and also examines how it can affect property and other financial issues for both parties.
The French Tax Authority has started making refunds of the social charges unlawfully deducted on sales by non-French sellers of their French properties.
You know what a French notaire does, but what about an English notary? How do they fit in and why might you need one?
The French government has reintroduced the deeply unpopular 15.5% social charge on property sales by non-residents.
Do you have a right of action against the seller of your house in France if what you bought has a major defect which wasn’t apparent to you before you signed?
A recent case of France’s supreme court, decided that a Monaco company was not subject to inheritance tax on French property upon the death of a shareholder.
Many people have requested repayment of social charges in France, but is happening to those claims?