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Dealing with a loved one dying is difficult in any circumstances, let alone in a different country. To simplify the process as much as possible, here are the administrative procedures and legalities you need to know about when dealing with a death in France

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Once a price has been agreed, the buyer and seller of a French property sign a preliminary contract, the compromis de vente. Here is everything you need to know about this legally binding contract

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If you want to give someone the power to act on your behalf in France, whether to sign your property purchase documents or if you lose mental capacity, you’ll need to apply for the French equivalent of power of attorney

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Should you have a British or French will? Will Brexit make a difference? Do you have to pay inheritance tax? Here are 5 things you might not know about making a will for your French assets

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From a compromis de vente to a promesse de vente, there are a number of contracts that you might have to sign when buying a French property. Here’s a brief guide to the most common sale contracts and what that mean

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Before making a French will make sure you understand the French and European regulations and the different types of French wills

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Pre-purchase surveys aren’t as common in France as they are in the UK but there are a number of reasons why it could be a good idea

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If you’re selling a French property through an estate agent you will be asked to sign a mandate. These are the crucial things you need to understand before you sign

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