Fonds dominants, fonds servant

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Stobila, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Stobila Senior Member

    JHB South Africa
    Francais-
    hello!

    I'm at lost to understand the meaning of this term " Fond dominants" and Fonds servants
    can someone please shed some light on the subject for me?
    context:
    Ce droit de passage sera exercé en tout temps et sans aucune restriction par les propriétaires des fonds dominants,
    my translation:
    This right of passage will be exercised at all time and without any restrictions whatsoever by the owners of the ...? dominating fund?????

    and further down it mentions:
    il sera interdit de stationer dans l'assiette du fond servant

    Parking will be prohibited in the underside of the...? serving fund????

    it's not clear in English and I suspect I do not fully understand the terminology in French
    can someone help me please?
     
     
    : law, real estate
  2. bloomiegirl

    bloomiegirl Senior Member

    New York
    US English
    Of course it's not clear; it's legal terminology!:rolleyes:

    From the GDT:

    fonds dominant n. m. Fonds, immeuble bâti ou non, bénéficiant de la servitude, dans ce cas appelée servitude active
    English: dominant tenement

    fonds servant n. m. Immeuble bâti ou non bâti assujetti à la charge d'une servitude, dans ce cas appelé servitude passive, au profit du fonds dominant.
    English: servient tenement

    servitude Charge imposée à un immeuble, le fonds servant (servient estate), au profit d'un autre immeuble, le fonds dominant (dominant estate), appartenant à un propriétaire distinct.
    English: easement
     
  3. Stobila Senior Member

    JHB South Africa
    Francais-
    I am eternally grateful Bloomiegirl,
    I could never have done this without you!
    :)
     
  4. bloomiegirl

    bloomiegirl Senior Member

    New York
    US English
    You're welcome, but I could not have posted without the GDT! :)
     

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