For many people, owning a French property is a life-long dream. While buying a house in France may appear straightforward, there are pitfalls arising from some unique characteristics in French conveyancing procedures.
Members of our French Property Group are bi-lingual and have an extensive network of estate agents and other contacts throughout France. They can advise you on French property law, French inheritance and succession law, the tontine clause (change of matrimonial regimes), ISF (Wealth Tax), Plus Value (Capital Gains Tax) and tax planning. Our contacts with English lenders who specialise in French property purchases are also at our clients' disposal.
We try to take the worry out of French property sales and purchases, helping to make the dream a reality. Prettys aims to make any French property transfer as easy as possible for our clients. We highlight additional considerations often overlooked when purchasing a property overseas such as cross border French inheritance law, wealth tax, French Capital Gains Tax, as well as the practicalities of letting out or selling property in France. More about French Taxation.
Planning foreign interests carefully is essential to avoid complications in the future. We provide specific advice with respect to wills and succession law to ensure that costly conflicts or claims on overseas property are avoided.