As explained earlier, the law of 4 February 2020 containing Book 3 "Goods" of the Civil Code was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 17 March 2020. The new Book 3 contains new legal provisions regarding property, easements, mortgage publicity etc., including new provisions on the right of usufruct.
Below you will find an overview of the essential elements in the new definition of the right of usufruct. In addition, the overview refers to the main changes concerning the duration of the right of usufruct and the principle of cooperation between the usufructuary and the bare owner during the term of the usufruct.
For the article on the Wolters Kluwer website in French, click here
Timeline Book 3