French Property Lawyers

Barney & Co Solicitors specialise in French property and French inheritance matters. Take a moment to view some of our client testimonials below.

Please note that we offer a FREE INITIAL DISCUSSION for not more than 20 minutes of your requirements relating to the purchase or sale of French property or issues relating to that property such as Wills succession rights.

What our clients say....

Mrs ST of Swindon – October 2019

David Barney is an old-fashioned type of solicitor, and I mean that in the best possible sense! He leaves no stone unturned, and he will fight tooth-and-nail to make sure that you are protected in every aspect of your house purchase. Many French properties come with unusual or irregular land rights; to make sure you know what you are getting you need someone with a sound understanding of French house-buying and this is where David comes in. If there is anything about which he is in any way uncertain you can rest assured that he will check it out meticulously for you. Your estate agent will argue that you don’t need a solicitor because “the notaire will do all that” but in my view using David’s services was money very well spent and it gave me precisely the level of security that I was looking for in my first foray into French house ownership.

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BARNEY & CO THE LAWYERS WHO REALLY CARE!

Theodore Roosevelt once said “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.

David Barney very much cares that his clients do not get themselves into trouble when they buy a French property and does all he can to try and see that this does not happen! That is why his clients like what he does for them because they know he really cares. How many other lawyers can be said to feel the same?

Buying a Property in France

French Property Solicitors

UK nationals buying a property in France, perhaps for the first time, are going to be faced with a variety of matters with which they are going to be unfamiliar. Buying a property in France, selling a property in France… Read more

Differences when buying a French Property

People buying a property in France do not generally have their own lawyer acting for the on the purchase. This comes as a big surprise to UK nationals who are used to having their own lawyer acting for them when… Read more

French Inheritance Law

French Inheritance

Because of the differences in French inheritance law which relate to procedures applying to the succession to French property on death of an owner from those which apply to UK property, we generally advise anyone buying property in France at… Read more

Gifting a Property in France

It may be that you wish to make a gift of the whole or part of your French property. We can advise you on this and make arrangements through competent and experienced Notaires in France for the legal requirements to… Read more

French Legal Advice

Anglo French Solicitors

The first contract which the buyer is asked to sign, very often in the Estate Agents office, is more often than not drawn up by the estate agents who have no legal qualifications. Because the estate agent’s priority is to… Read more

Why Us

BARNEY & CO THE LAWYERS WHO REALLY CARE! Theodore Roosevelt once said “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. David Barney very much cares that his clients do not get themselves into trouble… Read more

Buying a property in France, inheriting or bequeathing a property in France can be a minefield without specialist advice from a French property lawyer able to give you relevant legal advice on French law.

Barney & Company who are a specialist firm of experienced property lawyers who are registered English Solicitors and who deal in French property and succession issues. We have been giving specialist French legal advice as French property lawyers for many years and can assist you with all legal matters relating to your purchase or sale of French domestic property, over and above that normally given by the French Notaire.

If you would like assistance or an explanation relating to:

  • the purchase or sale of a property in France
  • help with regard to the problems which may in future arise in respect of French property on the death of an owner,
  • and the testamentary arrangements which you may need to make should that happen to you,
then please call David Barney on 01458 270 296 on weekdays between 10a.m and 6p.m, or e-mail him at david@barneysolicitors.co.uk.

We offer a FREE INITIAL DISCUSSION for not more than 20 minutes of your requirements relating to the purchase or sale of French property or issues relating to that property such as Wills succession rights.

As French speaking Anglo French lawyers we have good established links with several French lawyers who are able to assist with any unusually complex matters and who are legally able to act as the French Notaire in relation to the final transfer deed on the sale or purchase of French property, which we as Solicitors are unable to do.

What we can offer you, is advice and guidance which may assist you in avoiding the pitfalls that many UK nationals have when selling or buying a property in France.

It is very important that those persons owning or buying a French property take proper legal advice from us as French property lawyers who are fluent in written and spoken French before committing themselves to the purchase of a French property.

Barney & Company, The Old Vicarage, Vicarage Lane, SOMERTON, TA11 7NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA Number 384706
Just to let you know...
We offer a 20 minute free consultation

Call David Barney now on 01458 270296 or 07766095865 for a free discussion of your legal requirements. David is a UK based solicitor that specialises in French property and inheritance law.

What our clients say…

"My wife and I contacted David Barney in October 2017 as we wanted to sell a property in France, which had serious legal issues with regards to beneficiaries after a colleague’s death. We can confirm that David has been a great asset in fighting our corner and I would go as far as to say that David’s knowledge of French Property Law is probably more extensive than Notaires based in France. In our case, I am positive that if it had not been for David’s knowledge and know how, we probably would not have been able to proceed to a successful completion and sold the property.

I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending that you contact David Barney in the event that you have a property in France that you may wish to sell or that you may be considering purchasing a property in France.

He will provide you with all the information required and will give you every assistance in ensuring that you have the right advice in any proposed transaction."
Mr and Mrs AP of Somerset, July 2018




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