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Hello.

I wonder if anyone on the forum could help me or point me in the right direction regarding my current position.
I am from the UK. my late farther and his second wife both also from the UK owned property in France. Now that my farther has passed away I have been told by various people that I may in French law have a claim on his estate. any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

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If your father and his wife were resident in France, then yes, you may very well have a claim on the estate. He needs to have been resident in France at the date of his death.

If they only owned property in France and he was resident elsewhere at his date of death, then you may have a claim on any "real" property (i.e. land and buildings) located in France that he owned (in full or in part).
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Thank you very much for your kind replies. What would happen if the property was purchased using Societe Civile Immobiliere ( SCI ) To avoid French inheritance laws ?
I hear many UK people chose this method of purchase.

Thanks again.
 

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After a quick search , it seems to me that the fact that the property is in an SCI does not deprive a reserved heir of their rights. You really need to discuss this with a notaire.
 

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After a quick search , it seems to me that the fact that the property is in an SCI does not deprive a reserved heir of their rights. You really need to discuss this with a notaire.
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Thank you very much again parsnips your help has been much appreciated. I would like to take your advice and contact a notaire, do you know of a notaire in the Jugon les Lacs Brittany area or how I can go about finding one ? as you may have gathered I have no experience of doing this before :)
 

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Thank you very much again parsnips your help has been much appreciated. I would like to take your advice and contact a notaire, do you know of a notaire in the Jugon les Lacs Brittany area or how I can go about finding one ? as you may have gathered I have no experience of doing this before :)
If you google the expression "English speaking notaire" you'll find there are a number of sites you can turn to for lists. Ideally, you should speak to someone located near to where your father's French home is located.
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If you google the expression "English speaking notaire" you'll find there are a number of sites you can turn to for lists. Ideally, you should speak to someone located near to where your father's French home is located.
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Thank's Bev. I am very grateful for all the help and good advice I have received here

No doubt I will be back :ranger:
 

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Thank you very much again parsnips your help has been much appreciated. I would like to take your advice and contact a notaire, do you know of a notaire in the Jugon les Lacs Brittany area or how I can go about finding one ? as you may have gathered I have no experience of doing this before :)
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There is a national directory at Accueil | Notaires de France where you can look specifically for english speakers.
 
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