Change of French home’s ownership under tontine regime

A friend and his wife bought a home under a tontine. His widow thought she would become the full owner with no fee but her notaire said there is €4,000 due to register the change of ownership. Is this right? N.H.

Honorary avocat Gerard Barron from Boulogne-sur-Mer said property purchase “stamp duty” fees are not due on re-registration in the widow’s name as the death of the husband does not affect a transfer of title.

It just means he is deemed never to have ...

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