Good morning all.
We will soon be engaging with a Notaire to buy a house in the Dordogne with the intention of moving there full time. What I don’t understand is the role of the Notaire when it comes to setting up the property purchase structure to body swerve French inheritance laws and minimise inheritance tax.
Our situation is a little complex… there is an adult child from another relationship. So… if we go to our Notaire and say we want to set this property purchase up as achat croisé is our Notaire going to say “As you wish.” or will she say… "Actually that’s not the recommended method for your circumstances… I suggest you use "en tontine". So the question is… will a Notaire guide us to a suitable structure or will she just follow whatever we request?
On a separate quick query… Does anyone know if both buyers need to be present when a Compromis de Vente is signed? Both buyers are making an equal contribution to the purchase.
Also. Smiles. The 10% deposit paid when a “Compromis de Vente” is signed. Does that have to be in hands of the Notaire when the Compromis de Vente is signed or 10 days later?
Thank you for any help or enlightenment.