I have a client who is trying to dispose of a property in France and getting nowhere with the local Notaire.
It occurred to me he might be better off taking advice from a French qualified lawyer practising in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations? The firm I had in mind unfortunately don’t seem to be practising any more.
Your client can simply be advised to consult a different notaire, anywhere in France. There are no regional or territorial restrictions. If you wish, give me details and I can assist. You cannot sell or dispose of a French property without a French notaire doing the conveyance unless the property is held by a company and the purchase can be convinced to buy the ‘parts’ or shares.
You could try Patrick Delas at Russell Cooke: Legal director London - Patrick Delas | Russell-Cooke | Russell-Cooke
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We agree with the previous comments.
we have found Diane de Bellroche of Befair Avocats in Paris to be very good.
Her contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 00 33 144 8250 07.
There are no language problems in writing / speaking to her in English.
peter Double / Probate Resealing Services
The practical difficulty here is that both Patrick and Diane are avocats and not notaires.
As I mentioned the conveyancing of French immovables is restricted to notaires only. If the issue which is causing the lack of response concerning the disposition (I assume sale) is contentious then the notaire might have advised that an avocat be instructed.
Again, neither Patrick or Diane can perform the sale conveyance of land themselves and will have to refer the file.
Try another notaire?
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