The notification in Belgian patrimonial law
PhD student: Mr S. Declercq
Promotors: Mrs Prof S. Stijns, Mrs Prof I. Samoy
Duration: 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2021
In Belgian patrimonial law, a notification is required to establish certain legal effects. A notification often marks the starting point of a period, or it is a condition for a penalty or interest to start running from that moment on. As soon as the addressee has taken notice, an offer made to him becomes ir-revocable or that person may no longer be able to act in good faith. As a notification brings about very important legal consequences, disputes often arise in practice. Given the foregoing, it is remark-able that no profound general research on the topic has yet been conducted in Belgian legal doctrine. Moreover, Belgian legislation offers a very fragmented image on the notification. Hence, the general objective of this research is to develop a general theory on the notification, that supplies coherent solutions for a variety of problems concerning the notification of a (third) party in patrimonial law. Such profound research should allow us to clear out existing controversies, to estab-lish coherence and to deal with any future question. To achieve this goal, we will first identify and distinguish all aspects concerning the notification of a (third) party within patrimonial law. Based on these results, we will envisage how all these aspects could be in the best possible way integrated into a general theory of the notification.