Property buyers in France are afforded legal protection against hidden or latent defects, but just how does this guarantee operate?
08 Oct 2018
The visibility of a wind farm is not a sufficient reason to give opponents a right to challenge the planning consent, a French court has ruled.
06 Sep 2018
Notaires are obliged to offer translation support if required, but there are few rules that govern their approach or charges.
07 Aug 2018
A couple who found gold bars buried in the garden of a property they purchased must compensate the former owners.
06 Jul 2018
A seller cannot remove furniture fixed to the property that causes a deterioration in the property, a French court has ruled.
08 May 2018
What might an owner expect to pay by way of an annual service charge for an apartment in France?
06 Apr 2018
When a glazed swimming pool enclosure collapsed under the weight of snow the owners sought damages from the manufacturer.
A couple purchased a property they later found was without mains drainage, contrary to the information contained in the deed of sale.
08 Feb 2018
A couple have been ordered to fill in their pond, after neighbours complained of nuisance caused by croaking frogs.
09 Jan 2018
Buyer discovers after sale completion that the septic tank was not entirely located within boundary of the property.
07 Dec 2017
Around a quarter of British nationals who live in France are resident in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, according to the latest official census results.
The French notaires need to do more to combat criminal activity, according to the French anti-money laundering agency.
06 Oct 2017
Noise from a barking dog may constitute a legal nuisance if the disturbance can be characterised as 'abnormal', a French court has ruled.
Just what is the legal surface area of a property in France depends on the purpose for which the calculation is required.
08 Aug 2017
The annual service charge for an apartment in France rose 4% last year, according to a recently published survey.
The French government have an ambitious national wind farm programme, but one that is hotly contested.
The British government and European Commission look set to agree on the protected status of UK expats in Europe following Brexit.
11 Jul 2017
Sellers who deceived a buyer over the condition of their property successfully sue the notaire for negligence!
Despite Brexit the right of residence and of health care for most expatriates in France will not be at the whim of the withdrawal negotiations.
04 Apr 2017
Buyers have a legal right to compensation for errors occurring as part of the 'diagnostics immobilier', but on what basis?
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