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The acquisition of real estate by e-mail is now considered as legally valid

Are parties allowed to enter into a real estate sales agreement by e-mail? In its judgement of 19 December 2016, the court of appeal of Antwerp concluded that they are not. The court decided that a real estate sales agreement concluded by e‑mail does not have any legal validity, not even as prima facie evidence.

Belgian IDD legislation voted into law

Belgian data protection legislation for the private sector brought in line with the GDPR

The modernization of the Belgian law on CCTV (Closed Circuit TV)

Detachering van werknemers naar Frankrijk: nieuwigheden

Versoepeling van de verplichting tot voorafgaande meldingsplicht van detacheringen in Frankrijk hand in hand met verzwaring van de sancties bij niet-naleving van de relevante verplichtingen.

Optional VAT regime for rental of immovable property

Recently, the Finance Commission approved the draft law introducing an optional VAT regime for the rent of professional real estate. The new rules will enter into force on the 1st of January 2019.

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