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Real estate

Non-contentious real estate matters

Richard Ryde advises and assists clients in a very wide variety of matters involving commercial and residential real estate.

For purchases and sales of real estate, he accompanies clients throughout the process.

Although final conveyances of land in France, require the intervention of a notaire, Richard Ryde is usually substantially involved in reviewing and drafting all documents to be used in the process, from the initial agreement to sell, up to the final conveyance, particularly where the sale forms part of a wider commercial transaction.

He advises in relation to commercial leases as well as any issues arising out of the ownership, operation and management of real estate in a number of different sectors, notably retail, leisure and hotels.

Contentious real estate matters

Richard Ryde acts for clients in contentious property work, principally in relation to actions for forced sale of real estate or the obtaining of freezing orders.

Agency for the purchase and sale of real estate

Recent changes in the professional conduct rules for French avocats allow members of the various bars in France French to act as agents for the purchase and sale of real estate, under certain conditions.

Richard Ryde is authorised to act as an agent for real estate transactions, both for the purchase and sale of real estate.

He is an active member of the AAMTI (Association des Avocats Mandataires en Transactions Immobilières - Association of Avocats Agents for Real Estate Transactions), which assists lawyers in providing these services within the appropriate legal framework ensuring compliance with the professional conduct rules governing avocats.