Boundary Walls and Fences in France
- Is it a Private or Common Wall?
- Rights Concerning Private Boundary Walls
- Planning Rules on New Construction
- Maintenance of Common Boundary Wall
- Constructing Against Common Boundary Wall
- Increasing Height of Common Boundary Wall
- Relinquish Shared Ownership of Wall
7. Relinquish Shared Ownership of Wall
Either owner of a common wall can give up rights of ownership, and with it the obligation to maintain it.
This right is possible on a unilateral basis, except where the wall supports an existing building.
If a neighbour gives up shared ownership then the remaining party becomes the sole owner. The formal process of property transfer would then need to proceed through a notaire in the normal way.
Nevertheless, it is not quite as final as it seems, for it is possible for someone giving up shared ownership to later commence a process to reclaim the right to shared ownership!
So if you are contemplating taking on full ownership you would be best advised to take legal advice to minimise this risk.
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