This briefing discusses the importance of the ability to pledge your property as an essential part of credit. Under French law, the privilege de prêteur de deniers and the hypothèque are the typical securities available. Patrick Delas discusses how implementing these in a cross border environment is not straightforward and the costs involved are nothing like those you incur when you mortgage (or remortgage) your English property.

Mortgaging your French property - July 2011.pdf