Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Lease financing of moveable property

Lease of moveable assets combined with a unilateral promise to sell at the end of the agreement. This is the object of special publication by registration with the registry at the commercial court.

Publication of the leasing contract is performed by inscription on a register maintained by the commercial court registry. There are no time limits for carrying out the inscription.

The competent registry office is that under which the leasing company's client filed with the Trade and Companies Register (RCS). If the leasing company's client is not registered, the competent registry is that to which the establishment concerned by the property belongs.

The leasing company provides the registry office with two dockets containing:

  • denomination, registered offices and RCS number of the leasing company;
  • for the client, the RCS number if he is registered with the RCS; in the case of a physical person : name, first names, domicile, place where activity is practised, profession (where the person is not inscribed in the RCS); in the case of a legal entity: denomination, registered office, legal type and form (if the entity is not inscribed in the RCS);
  • concerning the property, its type and a brief description.

In the absence of annulment, leasing inscriptions lapse every five years unless renewed (article L. 313-11 of the Monetary and Financial Code).

Any modifications affecting initial information shall be published next to the existing inscription. In cases where such modification involves a change the competent territorial court, the leasing company shall, in addition to other actions, ensure that the modified inscription is carried over to the registry office of the new commercial court.


(Prices with tax)

Payments to be made to the order of the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE.

INSCRIPTION (including postal costs): 22.78 euros.

MODIFICATION (including postal costs): 11.86 euros.