Keelstow Posted April 23, 2008 Share Posted April 23, 2008 We brought our property in the Jura 5 years ago and visit when we can. The house has a veg plot at the side and we have been allowing the neighbors to use it. They probably used it some years before 2003 as the owner was getting on.I am a bit worried there might be “squatter’s rights” they can invoke if we do not formally serve notice on this arrangement, as they have expressed an interest in buying the plot from us when I visited at Easter. We are not interested in selling as it would allow them to do as they please, with the possibility of a new property blocking our view; ( we intend to eventually use it ourselves at some stage anyhow.)The question is should we allow this arrangement to continue or are we playing into their hands in the eyes of the French laws? There are already on the deeds evidence of a small parcel of our land being surrendered to them in the past for a useless plot in the middle of nowhere!The neighbors are farmers about to retire and intend selling up. This would mean selling theirr own house to facilitate the sale but with land and permission in short supply they may be eyeing the space between the properties as a potential building plot for the house they would then needany thought or insights more than welcomemartin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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