French Law

We provide expert advice in all aspects of French property law for individuals and property-owning companies. We provide bilingual assistance in relation to all aspects of buying, owning and selling a property in France, whether you are a non-French speaking client or more familiar with France and its legal system. As well as dealing with French property, we can also advise on Wills, succession matters and assist with French litigation.

Our specialist French team can provide you with advice in the following areas:

  • Buying and selling a property in France
    You get peace of mind and assurance that we, as independent professionals, with expertise in French law, are acting in your best interests.
  • Transferring ownership of a French property following a divorce or separation
    We take the worry away from you by working with the Notaire to effect the transfer of ownership as quickly as possible.
  • Administration of an estate in France when someone dies
    With our extensive experience in this area of French law, we will liaise with the Notaire on your behalf to ensure the efficient administration of the estate.
  • Estate planning for property and assets in France
    To ensure that you own your French property in the most appropriate way for you and your family, taking into account French inheritance law and tax.
  • French Wills
    Peace of mind that your chosen beneficiaries will inherit your French property (and other assets where relevant), taking into account French "forced heirship" rules.
  • Dispute and litigation in France
    Using our network of contacts, we can find a French Avocat to represent you and can liaise between them and you to ensure the smooth and efficient management of the matter.
  • Securing a charge over French property as security for a debt
  • Gifting French assets to family members
  • Setting up French property holding companies (SCI)
  • French marriage regimes and their impact on French property ownership