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The new Belgian Property Law Code

The new Belgian property law code entered into force on 1 September 2021. The reform replaces old laws dating back to 1824 (long term lease right and building right), integrates provisions on mortgage publicity and certain legal easements and codifies key jurisprudence on neighbor nuisance for example. Furthermore, the reform aims to modernize the rights in rem, to make them more apt for new real estate developments, and to create more flexibility, for instance regarding duration.

Key highlights in a 5-minute read 

The below infographics are intended to provide a useful summary of the most important changes in the new property law code, and to give you, as real estate practitioner, one key consideration per topic to keep in mind. So, no lengthy explanations or legal jargon, just effective, creative and proactive information.

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