My sister and I would like to buy a (holiday) property together in France. She would need a loan, whereas I have sufficient cash. Can I make a loan to her? Would this be acceptable under French law? I wish to make the loan rate as favourable as feasibly possible for her, is that acceptable. Also, I have children and she has none (we are both divorced). We agree that we would ultimately like the property to my children in the event of both of our deaths, but we have siblings. Is there a way to achieve this without the formation of an SCI?
My sister and I would like to buy a (holiday) property together in France. She would need a loan, whereas I have sufficient cash.
Can I make a loan to her?
Hello, you can always make a loan for your sister, but this will not show up on the deeds.
You will have to get your sister to sign papers recognizing that she owe you money.
Would this be acceptable under French law?
I wish to make the loan rate as favourable as feasibly possible for her, is that acceptable?
If you want to make a loan like a bank, this would not be possible. Only banks can make such loans in France.
Also, I have children and she has none (we are both divorced). We agree that we would ultimately like the property to my children in the event of both of our deaths, but we have siblings. Is there a way to achieve this without the formation of an SCI?
You can always right up a will.
If the loan doesn't show on the deeds, does that mean that I will be shown as the only owner? Or is it just that the loan doesn't show? I don't want to be the only registered owner.
On the will, I thought that it had to follow blood-lines: we have siblings who would presumably benefit over my children?
did you get the above questions?
Sorry, I just got a phoen call. Let me answer you followups
If the loan doesn't show on the deeds, does that mean that I will be shown as the only owner?
No. You and your sister will show up on the deeds. The loan to your sister will be a private family loan and not a bank loan. This will be between you and your sister.
Or is it just that the loan doesn't show?
The loan will not show.
have we finished? I had a question on wealth tax
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sorry I didn't mean Wealth Tax, I meant on the original question of the will. As I understand it French law follows the bloodline for inheritance, which would mean that our siblings, rather than my children, would be the preferred inheritors under French law. Also, as I understand it, you can't bypass that with a will.
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