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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / Swiss real estate purchase contract
|French term or phrase: prise de possession|
|How can I differentiate between "prise de possession" and "entrée en jouissance" in the following sentence? Don't they mean the same thing? Thanks in advance...|
"La prise de possession, l’entrée en jouissance, le transfert des droits, des charges, des profits et des risques auront lieu le jour de la signature de la réquisition de transfert"
|English translation:they do mean the same thing|
To have possession of something, a property in this case, means that you have the keys and you're able to use it. It doesn't matter who owns it - I think David is confusing possession with ownership.
I think there are two ways of translating this. You could say "the transfer of possession and use", which is a tautology but is closer to the French, or just combine the two phrases and say "transfer of possession".
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|Thanks, Phil, for cutting to the quick!|
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No, they don't mean the same thing. To have the enjoyment (or perhaps better, benefit) of something doesn't necessarily mean you possess it, and indeed in a trust set-up you certainly wouldn't.
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