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Old 20th March 2017, 08:42 PM
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Has anyone come across this?

My property sale continues to wind it's complicated path; I've had an offer to buy half now (so my husband can leave) and the other half in 2 years, then I can leave!

I am at the point when I'd rather co-own with a stranger! It also means that we can get divorced as we won't be sharing a property.

I have spoken to the local notaire (who I'm sure is 12, or I am getting old), who says it's not possible and an estate agent who says that they know of it being done. I have written to the notaire who has allegedly done it and am awaiting his reply.

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You might have to somehow get the property split in the cadastre records - and no, I have no idea how you would do that. But I think the house we live in used to be part of a single plot with the house next door. Allegedly, the two houses made up a co-proprieté and they were supposed to have syndic meetings once and year and all that. There was some strange loophole whereby if they went 10 years with no meetings, the property would be split - and apparently it somehow was.

You may wind up having to get a geometre out to strike a boundary between the two properties.
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You might have to somehow get the property split in the cadastre records - and no, I have no idea how you would do that.
You may wind up having to get a geometre out to strike a boundary between the two properties.
Today we'll be visiting a property with 3 individual houses on it and we'll ask about how it's "cadastered".

Look at your "plan of cadastre" if you have one, or look it up at the "mairie" or even on the website "géoportail" which shows all cadastre "parcelles" with the possibility to superpose satellite photos & IGN maps to be certain of what you're looking at.

If you've got all on one "parcelle", call a géomètre to officialise the split.

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In any case, though, the property would be under one single owner in two years.
Have you thought about "usufruit"? It's a regime that allows someone to use and exploit a good (in this case your land) without being able to sell it or destroy it.

It may be easier to allow use of the land for two years, and sign a "promesse de vente" to transfer the actual ownership in two years ... You'd have to talk to the notaire.

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Hi Gypsy!

I'm sorry to hear about your divorce and subsequent property problems. I hope all works out well. Will you stay in France and in this forum? I went through an amicable and well planned divorce in 1999 and I was surprised at the psychological impact on my. At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious make sure you can open your heart to someone - you can't bottle it all up.

No comment on your house probs - far too complicated for me. I'd just say that I share your view that increasingly these days important and experienced people are aged 16 max - how DO they do it?

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Sorry I wasn't very clear; one house, a big lake and a lot of land and barns. Nothing to split on the cadastre, just selling my husband's 50% to a stranger!!

What could go wrong?!

We have been trying to divorce for a few years, but not possible until the property is sold!

Thanks for the compassion, but my heart is open and ready for the next Mr. Gypsycob; I remain the rose-tinted, romantic optimist!

Gyps6 x

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