We are in the process of buying a house and are siging the compromis tomorrow. Our notaire has requested a marriage contract from us, which we don’t have because we were married in the UK and did not set one up. I have had a quick search in the forum and was unable to find answers to my burning questions. We also asked the notaire, but they have been rather silent on the matter. Therefore, would anyone happen to know:
Is it necessary to have a marriage contract if we are calling ourselves a married couple? We have had our marriage registered with the French government. So, that bit of bureaucracy is out of the way.
Are we able to set up a marriage contract now ? Or would it be an independent séparation de biens contrat?
- Are there any tax advantages for a house to held by one person rather than shared between the two of us?
Any help is greatly appreciated.