We are excited to present to you Seeds of law's brand new "Property Container"
On 17 March 2020, the book 3 "Property" of the new Civil Code was published in the Belgian Official Gazette.
The consequences of this new legislation are significant and far reaching.
Please find below how Victoria organises the Seeds of Law road trip with its "Property Container" through the new property law.
Property use rights - joint and several liability
On this first site, Victoria will show you one important innovation with regard to property law, namely the joint and several liability of the initial holder of the property use rights.
Neighbour nuisance - The preventive claim towards neighbours
On this site, you will learn from Victoria that, as a result of the new property law, it will be possible to bring a claim for preventive measures in order to inhibit excessive neighbour nuisance.
Voluntary shared ownership
On this site, Victoria highlights the voluntary shared ownership in order to draw your attention to the important aspects of this property law concept.
Conversion works within a forced co-ownership
On this site, Victoria explains how to carry out conversion works within a forced co-ownership without the explicit and prior approval of the general meeting of co-owners.
Easements and the obligation to maintain the goods
On this site you will learn more about the legal obligation to maintain the goods that the new property law introduces within the concept of easements.
Easement and the consequences of waiving an easement
On this site, Victoria will discuss what the consequences will be when the owner of a "servient property" waives this right, or at least the relevant part of it, that is required to exercise the easement.
How long does an usufruct last?
On this site, Victoria will explain the duration of the usufruct for when the usufructuary is both natural person and legal entity.
Usufruct: Maintenance work, contribution obligation and accession
On site 8, Victoria will go into detail about the obligation to carry out maintenance works, to pay a contribution in the event of a usufruct and the right of accession.
The right of superficies and why a long lease right may be more interesting
The new property law introduces two new elements within the concept of the right of superficies, that are related to the volume of the planned constructions and to the maximum duration of the right of superficies itself. In certain cases, it may be therefore more interesting to opt for a long lease right instead of a right of superficies. In this article you will find out why.