Noise from a barking dog may constitute a legal nuisance if the disturbance can be characterised as 'abnormal', a French court has ruled.
06 Oct 2017
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
In order to get around French inheritance laws many international buyers adopt a French marriage contract, but it is not always necessary or possible to do so.
Buyers have a legal right to compensation for errors occurring as part of the 'diagnostics immobilier', but on what basis?
A recent ruling in the French courts has once again demonstrated the risks associated of allowing a local farmer even informal use of your land.
A leading French bank has launched a new fixed interest lifetime mortgage offer, lowering the eligible age limit to 60 years.
A notaire has a responsibility to make all appropriate enquiries, including verification of key assertions made by the seller, a French court has ruled.
03 Mar 2017
The French land registry records can usually be relied upon, but just occassionally errors do occur.
06 Feb 2017
How to obtain preferential rights on the future sale of land or property that may not be on the market.
A property owner has been obliged to cut down trees on their land due to roots intruding into their neighbour's garden.
04 Nov 2016
A buyer seeking to rely on a mortgage rate lower than that stated in the sale and purchase contract risks losing their deposit.
04 Oct 2016
The 'ventes à la bougie' are auction sales organised by the notaires, open to all, and potentially offering a substantial discount on the open market value of the properties offered for sale.
In many areas of France there is a legal obligation on owners to maintain the grounds of their property to reduce the risk of fire spread near forests and woodlands.
05 Sep 2016
In order to thwart the rural land agency SAFER of their right of pre-emption a couple decided on a simple solution - to give away the land they had proposed to sell.
The vote to leave the EU puts the UK through the looking-glass, but it is quite possible that things will not be very different to what they are today.
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