Construction and property law

Real estate embraces a host of economic, political and social issues, and is as vast as it is complex. In Extenso Avocats works in all areas of property on a daily basis, both with regard to private and public law.

Leveraging the experience of our members, we have chosen to dedicate part of our business to assisting property and construction professionals.

Our multidisciplinary teams provide tailor-made assistance in line with our clients’ strategies. We offer sound advice while simultaneously drawing on an international network of consultants and experts.

In Extenso Avocats accompanies numerous real estate professionals including estate agents, property developers, construction companies and building insurance companies, assisting in all their activities and relations with service providers, clients and suppliers.

Our team offers advice on project feasibility studies, building lease negotiations, emphyteutic leases, off-plan leases and property finance leases.

We assist project managers and building firms with contracts and legal issues at all stages of the construction project, including:

  • Emergency procedures (summary proceedings)
  • During preventative summary proceedings and subsequent monitoring of legal proceedings
  • In potential disputes between stakeholders: project managers (AMO), delegated contracting parties (MOD), design and/or construction managers, companies, subcontractors, building inspection services (both during the construction phase and on delivery), insurers, etc.
  • In enforcing building warranties and guarantees

Our commercial property advisory service covers commercial leases: drafting of leases, renewals and transfers, rent caps, unpaid rents, setting of commercial rents, etc. We also assist and represent clients in rental or joint ownership disputes, as well as property sales disputes.

In Extenso Avocats also advises individuals and companies in the following areas, in particular:

  • Residential leases: lease drafting, rent arrears, termination, right of first refusal, etc.
  • Formation of joint ownership, general meetings, recovery of monies, compliance with joint ownership regulations, joint ownership exit strategy, creation of housing associations, etc.
  • Public or private property sales: promises to sell, acquisitions and sales, auctions
  • Property investments, sale of assets and property companies
  • Land negotiation, property mandates
  • Real estate development
  • Tenancy in common (termination)
  • Improving access
  • Evictions
  • Constitution of easements
  • Tax adjustments with regard to property (assessing an asset’s market value, contesting before the tax authorities)

The strategy that we define together with our clients frequently results in a discreet and amicable solution being found, rather than litigation. Discussions between lawyers are governed by professional secrecy, meaning that we can find, as the case may be, the most appropriate solution.

In Extenso Avocats regularly acts as a cross-disciplinary advisor on asset or portfolio acquisitions and sales, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and refinancing transactions such as sale and lease-back.

  • Property management, real estate management, transfer of business assets or lease rights
  • Creation of companies: SARL, SCI, SAS, SA, etc.
  • Legal and tax restructuring of complex real estate projects: public buildings, hotels, nursing homes, shopping centres, etc.
  • Estate agents: recovery of fees, mandates, professional civil liability
  • Asset managers, property dealers

Retaining the services of In Extenso Avocats is about accessing a multidisciplinary network, savoir-faire and experience. But above all, it means having on board a valued partner that guarantees legal security for your projects.

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