Inheritance and property ownership in France
Are you located in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany or in any English-speaking or German-speaking country? SpeakTheSame is here to help you navigate through the challenges of inheriting or owning real estate located in France.
The laws in France are different from those in your country. How does inheritance work in France? How do I plan for my legacy if I am about to purchase property in France? What’s the process if I want to sell real estate located in France? What ever your needs, we offer personalized services that meet your individual expectations and help you cope with cultural and linguistic barriers.
We provide a full package of services that includes taking on a coordinating role and providing comprehensive support throughout the legal and administrative process. SpeakTheSame’s assistance involves the provision of professional expertise organized by a dedicated go-to person. Someone who can answer your questions, help you make informed choices, connect you or interface with a French Notaire and assist you every step of the way.
If you are inheriting real estate located in France or interested in owning or selling real estate located in France, we offer to book a preliminary consultation. During this consultation we will assess your situation, clarify your objectives, answer general questions that you may have about the French legal process, time frame and representation in France. We will be able to determine together a way forward that best suits your needs.
If you have already started the process of inheriting, buying, selling or transferring real estate located in France and still have some specific doubts, we offer to book a follow-up consultation. During this consultation you will be able to ask focused questions about the necessary legal steps, and representation in France.
We offer ongoing support, follow-up and file management. Once engaged with a client, and we are familiar with his situation, we offer full comprehensive support, management and interpreting services on a case by case basis, and quoted at an hourly rate. We can take on a coordinating role working in close collaboration with a Notary Public in France. This means organizing communications, information interviews, and research depending on the foreign situation, and facilitating the dialogue despite the distance, between advisors / professionals and families.
Our comprehensive support service includes:
- Reading translation & legal Interpretation in English, German or French of documents emanating from French notaries such as powers of attorney, a mortgage contract, and other draft documents which have been drawn up to be later registered as authentic instruments and enforceable. Any of these documents must be thoroughly read and perfectly understood before signing in order to be admissible in France.
- Planning assistance and professional advice for expats or foreigners with real estate in France: marriage contracts, wills, donations, purchases and sales.