My same sex partner and I are both pensioners without dependants and are planning to sell up in the UK and buy a property in France. During 35 years together we have never felt an urge to marry or enter a civil partnership – (so much for romance). I think we will need professional advice about whether or not to enter into a PACS (or marriage) as French inheritance tax may clobber one of us at some point, although we have few assets apart from a property.
If anyone has any thoughts on or experience of this area I would be very grateful.
I did see a similar thread here from a couple of years ago but things may have moved on since then.