October 29, 2018

A very interesting and well researched article about the facts that the concept of notaires in France very solid - but that not all notaires are equal. Source: French Property News 8th October 2018.

Notaires in France have a privileged status, but their competence and c...

October 7, 2018

The process for buying a property in France is the same for non-EU nationals as it is for those inside the EU, and indeed, for French nationals, although the amount of time you can spend at your property will depend on your visa/residency status. As always when buying...

October 3, 2018

For 900,000 UK citizens who live or own property in EU countries, the pre-Brexit limbo is creating acute concern (see case study, below). At present things are simple — Britons can live, work and own property in any of the EU’s 28 member states and, in some cases, enjo...

June 19, 2018

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June 15, 2018

  • The legal fees and taxes in connection with purchase are not inconsiderable, so you need to ensure you budget for them in the total purchase costs.

  • In addition, you may be required to pay the estate agent's commission, but if you accept them consider an o...

June 4, 2018

When buying a property in France you may be lucky enough to have an estate agent and/or lawyer that speaks good English, but if not there are a number of phrases that you will need to be able to recognise. These are some of the most common phrases that you should be fa...

March 15, 2018

It’s buying time! The spring marks the unofficial start of the 2018 property buying season in the UK and abroad. If you’re heading to any of the second home and relocation hotspots of the world, remember the smart way to stay in control and find the property of your dr...

March 9, 2018

More properties are being bought and sold in France than ever before. House prices are creeping towards their 2011 peak and cheap mortgages are attracting both French and foreign buyers. We could be entering a new French property boom, suggests data from one of France’...

« Improving your French property does not always increase its value, so choose what to do with care, » says chartered surveyor, John Marshall. « Brits have a strong culture of home improvement, so it is not surprising that the first thing most new owners of French prop...

One of the key manifesto promises of President Emmanuel Macron, reform of l’impôt sur la fortune (ISF), is completing its passage through the French parliament and will become law next month. What will this reform bring? What is the new perimeter of this tax?

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