Inheritance law, enforcement of EU REGULATION 650/2017 in France

EU Regulation 650/2012 on «jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession» was adopted by EU on 04 July 2012 it came into force on 17 July 2015. This Regulation simplifies rules of succession […]

Hanon Law “Loi Hanon” March 17 2014 brings simplification to termination of house insurance contacts on French properties

Under French Law a house insurance contract is automatically renewed on anniversary date. Before the “Loi Hamon” reform, failing to give notice 2 month before anniversary date, the contract was automatically renewed for one year without possibility of terminating it before the next anniversary date. “Loi Hamon” has simplified conditions of termination. After the first […]

Succession issues for properties purchased in France by UK or Irish citizens

Many UK or Irish citizens who have purchased a property in France are concerned about the future of their property after their death. Indeed inheritance rules differ substantially. Each situation is different and would have to be analysed individually, but here are some general consideration for an Irish married couple, residing In Ireland with children. […]