The lawyers on this site are independent, French or dual qualified lawyers, with considerable experience in property law, particularly for foreign clients, whether companies or private individuals.
All our advice and assistance can be provided in English.
As well as providing legal advice and assistance across the full range of property matters, our lawyers also:
Our lawyers provide the full range of legal services in property matters, giving advice in non-contentious matters and also representing clients in disputes involving property.
Please note that our lawyers are able to deal with cases throughout France. In cases where it is necessary to have a lawyer of a local bar on the record in court proceedings, our lawyers instruct appropriate local lawyers for procedural matters but retain complete control over the management of the case, draft the written arguments and argue the case at final hearing.
Areas of practice include :
Recent changes in the professional conduct rules for French avocats allow members of the various bars in France French to act as agents for the purchase and sale of real estate, under certain conditions.
All our lawyers are authorised to act as an agent for real estate transactions, both for the purchase and sale of real estate.
In addition, they are active members of the AAMTI (Association des Avocats Mandataires en Transactions Immobilières - Association of Avocats Agents for Real Estate Transactions), which assists lawyers in providing these services within the appropriate legal framework ensuring compliance with the professional conduct rules governing avocats.
If you are buying a property in any part of France, we can help you throughout the legal process of French property purchase from the initial contract to completion.
Although you may be tempted to do as much as possible yourself, particularly in terms of negotiation, it is often advisable to obtain assistance at a very early stage in order to obtain the best deal in terms of price and also in order to spot any problems which may make the purchase inadvisable.
Buying a French property at auction can be a way of acquiring a property cheaply but it does involve hidden expenses and it is therefore important to understand how the system works. Our lawyers are able to assist you through throughout the process: see the section Property Auctions.
Although there are many agency and other websites advertising French properties the sale, which can give you a good feel for the French property market, our lawyers are able to provide a property search service, acting as agents within the legal framework ensuring compliance with the professional conduct rules governing avocats.
We can provide details of service on request.
The service involves discussing your project with you, in terms of the sort property you are looking for, how you intend to use the property, your budget and the area of France you are interested in.
We are then able to look for suitable properties either through our own sources or through estate agents. We can then assist you during the negotiation process and throughout the process of purchase, down to final completion.
In accordance with the professional conduct rules for French avocats, all our lawyers are authorised to act as agents for real estate transactions, both for the purchase and sale of real estate.