News for real estate agents

As from 1 September 2013, date of entry into force of the new Act of 11 February 2013, real estate agents must register as real estate brokers or building managers. The legislation also recognizes a third category of real estate agent: real estate agent-m (...)

Published on 24-10-2013 +

Significant changes in the Continuity of Enterprises Act

On 1st August 2013, several amendments to the Continuity of Enterprises Act (CEA) came into force. These legislative changes are trying to set up solutions to misuses of the judicial reorganization procedure that frequently occur. The main changes are: an (...)

Published on 07-10-2013 +

The act on market practices is no longer applied

On 5 July 2013, the Criminal Court of Nivelles acquitted a company that was sued for violation of the Act of 6 April 2010 on market practices and consumer protection, and in particular the provisions regulating the announcements of price reductions and cl (...)

Published on 25-09-2013 +

Lawyer’ signature to prevent prescription

Our Belgian law knows different prescription periods under which a creditor may lose the right to recover his debt against his debtor. Until recently, a lawyer could only prevent prescription (i.e. interrupt it) by giving instruction to his bailiff to sum (...)

Published on 12-09-2013 +

A lawyer can countersign your agreement and increase its probative value

On 3 June 2013, the Act of 29 April 2013 on the private deed countersigned by parties’ lawyers was published in the Belgian Gazette. This act provides for the possibility for parties to have their agreements countersigned by their lawyer. This is intended (...)

Published on 24-06-2013 +