French laws governing non-EU citizens owning property

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Richard and Sharon
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French laws governing non-EU citizens owning property

Post by Richard and Sharon » Sun 03 Mar 2019 21:51

Does anyone know the situation for Brits owning property in in France, or where I might be able to find out?

The UK Government advises as follows:
"Some EU countries have laws which govern property ownership and differentiate between their own citizens, EU citizens and non-EU citizens. You should check with local authorities about how these might apply to you."

We own a house in P-O but have decided not to take up French residency at this time. I have been struggling to ascertain how a no deal Brexit might affect us beyond having to get the driving licence permit.

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Post by Richard and Sharon » Thu 07 Mar 2019 11:29

Still not found an answer specific to our situation, but did come across this:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualite ... xit/Sejour

May be of interest if you have not already seen it. Useful to be aware that people without residency will need a visa to stay in France for more than 90 days, assuming I have understood correctly.

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Re: French laws governing non-EU citizens owning property

Post by Richard and Sharon » Thu 07 Mar 2019 11:34

Sorry, should have said that the visa requirement is only in the event of a no deal Brexit

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Re: French laws governing non-EU citizens owning property

Post by martyn94 » Fri 08 Mar 2019 15:02

Are you concerned about your right to own property here, or the terms on which you can stay here to use it yourself?

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Re: French laws governing non-EU citizens owning property

Post by Richard and Sharon » Thu 14 Mar 2019 10:52

Ah, thank you Martyn for your interest.
Concerned about anything that will adversely affect us, I suppose. Anything we can do to mitigate or must do because of the changes.
Now parliament has voted against the possibility of a no deal Brexit (which I assume could still change if deadlock continues) maybe there is less risk now, but I don't want to be caught by complacency.

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