Is en viager sale advisable?
I am considering selling my house en viager (to receive a lump sum and monthly payments until my death) but I’m not sure if it is safe or advisable. Should I speak to a notaire for advice and, if so, are some more specialised in this? Equally for estate agents? D.T.
There is no reason why a viager sale should not be safe or advisable. It may be better to take legal advice from an appropriately qualified avocat rather than a notaire, since this is more their remit, and to ask the avocat to review the buyer’s financial position.
Yes, there are professionals who are more specialised in the issue than others, but at the end of the day it is you who are signing the documents and so you need to be sure of what you are doing.
Reader's query answered by Hugh MacDonald
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