Property in the EU - you can now choose English succesion law to govern its disposal

A large number of people in England own assets in Europe, and in many cases the succession laws of the country in which the property is located could govern the disposition of that property on the owner’s death.

Sometimes the inheritance laws in a foreign country operate quite differently from English law.

In the case of property, for example, some countries’ laws will provide that local law governs the disposition of the property on the death of the owner, whereas others provide that the law of the owner’s country of nationality applies.

So it is important that you state within a properly structured Will which country's succession law you wish to have applied to your foreign assets.

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