French Property Legal Services Ltd is a niche practice which specialises in all aspects of French property Law.

French Property Legal Services Ltd is a niche UK based practice of bilingual lawyers, which specialises in all aspect of French property Law. With over 20 years’ experience of helping British nationals on all aspect of French property Law regarding:

A property purchase or sale;

French estate planning;

French Wills;

French probate;

And more. . . . . .

We provide a personal and professional service, with our in depth specialist expertise in giving our clients legal advice on all aspect of French property Law. With our fixed fee services we offer highly competitive packages.

                  MatterCost of ServicesPayment of the fees
Purchase (Includes estate planning advice)Fixed fee £1700£850 on instruction
£850 two months after instruction or when the draft deed is received
Purchase – new property
(off plan) or in co ownership (apartment) (Includes estate planning advice)
Fixed fee £1900£950 on instruction
£950 two months after instruction or when the draft deed is received
Sale (Includes advice on French Capital Gains tax)Fixed fee £1700£850 on instruction
£850 two months after instruction or when the draft deed is received
Drafting Simple French willsFixed fee : £200 – single will
£300 – mirror joint wills
Payment on instruction
General estate planning
– initial assessment of circumstances and advice
£350-£400Payment on instruction.
French Probate/SuccessionIf the deceased was resident in the UK/outside France:£1800     If the deceased was resident in France: £2000£900 on instruction
£900 four months after instruction or when the draft deeds are received   £950 on instruction
£950 four months after instruction or when the draft deeds are received
French gift/donation£1500£750 on instruction
£750 two months after instruction or when the draft deed is received
Transfer of ownership following a divorce£1500£750 on instruction
£750 two months after instruction or when the draft deed is received
Other matters such as setting up an SCI, transferring shares, changing address, changing manager, closing down, local land registry searches, etcPlease contact us for a fixed fee quote 

The purchase of a French property differs greatly from the English process and thus it is important to receive the right legal advice as early as possible to ensure a smooth stress free transaction. This would avoid you going through the unpleasant experiences of some of our clients, whom having signed documents at the estate agent’s office, and then having contact us, discovered that they had signed the preliminary binding contract and so agreeing to purchase a property!

The process of the purchase of a French property is significantly different to the British system and thus can be very confusing for British buyers. Our technical expertise will help ensure you make the right decisions, and provide peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that you are legally protected.

We will assist you in your French property purchase from the moment you identify the property you want to purchase until completion, providing peace of mind on your purchase.

The purchase of a French property differs greatly from the English process and thus it is important to receive the right legal advice as early as possible to ensure a smooth stress free transaction. This would avoid you going through the unpleasant experiences of some of our clients, whom having signed documents at the estate agent’s office, and then having contact us, discovered that they had signed the preliminary binding contract and so agreeing to purchase a property!

We help clients to ensure a smooth and stress-free French property transaction, whether it is for a purchase, a sale, a gift, a transfer of ownership following a divorce or following a death (probate/succession).

Please click here for additional information on purchasing a property in France.

Our services are not limited to providing assistance and advice on the legal side of a French purchase or a French property sale, we provide legal advice on a wide range of French property matters.


Providing Solutions at Competitive Prices

We provide legal advice on:

• The purchase of a French property, which includes French estate planning advice. To find out more, click Here.
• The sale of a French property, including advice on French Capital Gains tax. Read more Here.
• French inheritance Law and French estate planning advice outside a purchase. To find out more, click Here.
• Drafting French Wills. More about this on the page Here.
• French probate. Read more Here.
• Transfer of the ownership of property, following a divorce. See Here for more information.
• Gift/Donation of your French property to your spouse, children or other third party. Further details Here.

For the above services, we provide highly competitive fixed fee packages so that you know your budget more accurately.

Please do contact us so that we can discuss your need and provide you with detailed information on the services we provide and how this would assist you.

For all the above services, we provide highly competitive fixed fee packages allowing for you to budget more accurately. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can provide you detailed information on the services we provide and our fees.

For further information, of if you have any questions about our services, please use the contact form here, or email us on the link below:

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