Belgium: New property law measures

New property law measures in Belgium are effective beginning 1 September 2021.

New property law measures in Belgium are effective beginning 1 September 2021.

New property law provisions are effective beginning 1 September 2021.

The reforms regarding “goods” (les biens) are intended to modernize the provisions of the Napoleonic Civil Code by providing greater functionality and flexibility. The reforms also gather the property law rules in a single location within the Civil Code.

Among the changes are measures that allow the possibility of creating a perpetual surface right and allowing the division of property in volumes, as well as a modification to the minimum duration of a real property leasehold right (from 27 years to 15 years).

Read a September 2021 report (French) prepared by the KPMG member firm in Belgium


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