French Property

The process of purchasing a house or flat in France differs in a number of ways from the process in the UK. This means it’s vital you retain the services of a French-speaking solicitor with experience in this area if you want your French purchase to go through successfully and with minimum stress.

Our dual-qualified, bilingual property solicitor Marina Boggi is perfectly placed to help you throughout the process, including assisting with:

  • reviewing all the documents relating to the purchase, including the sale contract or compromis de vente – meaning you don’t need to instruct a French notary to act on your behalf
  • explaining in English all the main points of the documentation and highlighting any issues
  • legalising your signature of the Power of Attorney whether for the initial contract or compromis de vente or on completion: in France, for the initial contract and on completion of a sale/purchase, a meeting takes place where all the parties sign the contract/deed. If you are unable to attend, a notary will draft and send you a Power of Attorney so that someone from the notary office can sign on your behalf. This signature needs to be legalised
  • advising as to how to deal with properties in France when it comes to drafting a will under English law
  • advising about inheritance in France and about wills in general under French law

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Recent work undertaken

  • Advised clients looking to purchase a property in France on the sale contract or compromis de vente
  • Acted for clients from the start to the completion of their French purchase, including giving a comprehensive review of all documents and communicating with the French notary and estate agent

What it will cost

Wherever possible we will provide you with a fixed price for our services as well as clear guidance on any other costs involved.

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