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