French Property and Inheritance Law: Principles and Practice by Henry Dyson

French Property and Inheritance Law: Principles and Practice

byHenry Dyson

Paperback | October 30, 2003

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The growing trend for purchasing property in France, either as a main or second home, has led to a corresponding need for a book which explains the French conveyancing system for lawyers trained in other legal systems. French Property and Inheritance Law offers practical guidance to lawyersand other professionals advising clients on property transactions and related matters in France including: buying, selling, and mortgaging land; the ownership of flats and leases; and the establishment of companies to own land as a means of avoiding French inheritance rules and to mitigate Frenchinheritance tax. It unravels the mysteries of many features of the French system such as the marriage regime, the PACS, and sales en viager which can often be advantageous to non-French clients. The book also covers all aspects of French inheritance law, including the rules of intestacy, the making of wills, and the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse and the rights of other members of the family. The author offers advice on how beneficiaries can avoid personal liability for thedebts of a deceased and provides practical guidance on the administration of estates. A glossary and relevant legal precedents are also included. The author also writes regular updates on new key developments in French property law - please see the publication Solicitors' Journal for details of hisarticles on the subject.

About The Author

Henry Dyson is a solicitor with thirty years experience in the City and twenty years experience in France advising on French property transactions. He is the author of a number of successful books on the subject and is an acknowledged expert in the field.

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Title:French Property and Inheritance Law: Principles and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:508 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.03 inPublished:October 30, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199254753

ISBN - 13:9780199254750

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Table of Contents

IntroductionTable of StatutesTable of Cases1. The Legal ProfessionLand Law2. Immovable Property in French Law3. Sale of Land4. The compromis de vente5. The promesse de vente6. Other Sale Contracts7. Completion of Purchase8. Purchase en l'etat futur et a terme9. Property Owning Companies10. Purchase en attribution11. Pluripropiete12. Sales en viager13. Auction Sales14. Mortgages15. Copropriete16. Joint Ownership17. Residential Leases18. Business Leases19. Powers of Attorney20. Regimes matrimoniaux21. Union libre22. Taxes on Land Ownership23. CapacityInheritance Law24. Introduction to Inheritance Law25. Domicile and Residence26. The Trust27. Intestate Succession28. La reserve29. Avoiding the reserve30. The Surviving Spouse31. Wills32. Donation-partage33. Executeurs testamentaires34. The Beneficiaries' Election35. Saisine36. Legacies37. Administration of an Estate38. Gifts inter vivos39. Inheritance and Gifts TaxPrecedentsGlossaryAppendices

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`Henry Dyson has produced a most readable book, which will appeal to a market that is continually expanding as more and more Britons buy property abroad. Anyone who thinks they are going to be involved in land transactions in France should get this book... Reading this book did actually makeme want to go out and buy a little piece of France and I was taken aback by this though because prior to reading the book it would have been the last thing on my mind.'The Barrister