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Getting on the property ladder - Shared ownership could be an option

Michael Rabbett
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The price of properties, including so-called ‘first-time homes’, continues to be out of proportion to the average income. Saving for a deposit fora first home now takes years longer than previously. The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ may be...

Tontine clauses - one option to avoid forced heirship to French property

Lea Maynard
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France’s succession law is notorious for its principle of forced heirship, whereby children are the reserved heirs of their parents. Therefore, on the death of the first parent, the children have a protected right to inherit part of the estate which...

What happens to a property in France when a couple separate?

Emilie Bensmihen
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It is usual for couples to buy property together, either as a permanent or holiday home, or even as an investment, however, when the relationship ends, the property is still owned by both. The way the property was purchased and is owned, and whether the...

Renovating in France

Sally Dilks
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With the strong Euro exchange rate, you are currently able to get a lot more property for your pounds so it's an excellent time to buy property abroad. If you are considering buying and renovating a property in France there are a few things you need to...

Are your title deeds safe?

Jo Wood
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Are you a home owner? If so, is your ownership registered with the Land Registry? If your answer is no, then are you sure your Title Deeds are safe? If not, then this cautionary tale should be read by anyone who is holding their Title Deeds at home… ...