Britons in EU face issues with estate planning

Mark Battersby
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With travel restrictions lifting, Britons are once again free to research and buy a home in the southern European sun, says Jason Porter. But when the homeowner dies, who inherits the property and other assets and what estate taxes might be due? In the UK, a simple will suffices to set out who inherits the estate. But it may not be as easy as that when it comes to Europe. The UK's legal system is based upon common law, while most European states have a civil law legal structure. Common law relies upon case law - published judicial interpretations of the law. Civil law on the other ...

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