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French Land Registry Searches. Title Deed retrieval and assets tracing in France
How to track down the owner of a piece of land in France, or find out if real-estate is recorded in someone's name?
Various tools are available for individuals who want to obtain information about a specific plot of land and the cadastral record. The plans provided online do not show personal information about the owner. In order to receive information about the properties owned by a certain individual, a request can be made to obtain property records extracts.
To find out the owner of a particular property or parcel of land, or know the property owned by a person in a particular commune, one needs to file some forms with the local land registry office. Local officials may be difficult about it, especially where one tries to obtain the information from abroad.
A dedicated service has been created to overcome the above. Help with French Land Registry searches now is available in English. This innovative service enables individuals, corporations or other law firms to establish who owns a given property in France, or whether a specific person owns real-estate property or land in a given area of France.
2 types of searches are available:
- Name-based searches enable clients to ascertain whether an individual or a company owns property in a specific part of France.
- Property-based searches provide full details as to who owns a given property or land, when the said property was purchased and what was the price paid at the time.
Such land registry searches are especially helpful for those wishing to obtain copies of French title plans and title registers, or for checking if there are any encumbrances, mortgages or charges recorded against property.
Searches made through the French Land Registry's records provide a wealth of information. One can:
. Ascertain who owns a registered property or piece of land situated in France (except in the Alsace-Moselle area, which has its own, separate registry); Identify land or property owned by ndividuals or companies;. Check how much a property was purchased for;. Prove that she/he owns a given property;
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mr. Fabien Cordiez is a registered French lawyer or 'Avocat' (Attorney / Barrister) who qualified in France in 1994 and re-qualified as solicitor of England & Wales in 2000.
Avocat & Solicitor
France Land Registry Searches