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Tax on renting unfurnished property in France

For those planning to generate an income from their French home, Kate Brehaut considers the tax implications of renting out an unfurnished property in France

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French property buying guide part 4: inheritance

Sue Busby considers some of the inheritance problems that French property buyers may face further down the line, and finds the French way may be the best way

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Can Provence really be affordable?

5 budget properties in Provence

Buying in Provence is the dream of many French househunters - and it’s home to more affordable properties than you think. Joanna Leggett tickles our tastebuds with 5 of them

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The long-established resort of Tignes Val Claret

Family-friendly ski properties in France

Karen Tait discovers two ski resorts that offer village vibes for families looking for a French property close to the ski slopes

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The property sits in over a hectare of land

Interview with an agent on the Riviera

Mark Moran of BienSud Immobilier explains why a three-bedroom villa near Roquebrune-sur-Argens, on the market for €995,000, gets his vote

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The role of the French maire

If you want to make changes to your property in France you’ll need to notify the maire. Sean O’Connor explains the role of this VIP when it comes to planning permission

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FPN May 2015 issue 291

May 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

A preview of what you’ll find inside our latest issue

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WIN! Kids Cook French by Claudine Pépin

Enter our competition to win a copy of Kids Cook French

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Buying a mobile home in France – what you need to know

So you are thinking about buying a mobile home in France but are not sure where to start. Eurobase mobile homes have put together this quick guide to get you going. Advertising Feature

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Why now is the time to buy property with a French mortgage

With the pound recently hitting a seven-year high against the euro, Clare Nessling explains why there’s never been a better time to take out a French mortgage

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The southern facade with the windows in place

New-build diary part 2: a timber-frame house in Charente

Having designed their home and bought the perfect plot, building works commence on Jess and Tom Kyle’s timber-framed Passivhaus in Poitou-Charentes

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This computer-generated image shows how Le Cristal de Jade, MGMs new résidence de tourisme taking shape in the cycling centre of Chamonix, will look in summer when it is completed

Ski properties in France for both winter and summer

French Alpine property buyers get on their bikes and stay for the summer as the snow melts away from the ski slopes


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Haute-Garonne has something for everyone ©CRT Midi-Pyrénées

Family-friendly France: Haute-Garonne

Moving to France with a family? Vicky Leigh finds out why Haute-Garonne in Midi-Pyrénées would be a good place to buy a property

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Modern tankers used to clean out septic tanks

Septic tanks: top tips for good maintenance

Make sure the septic tank at your French property stays in good working order with this advice from Mary Hall

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Karen Burns-Booth

Lovage affair: balancing life between France and the UK

Cook and food writer Karen Burns-Booth chats to Rachel Johnston about her home in Yorkshire, her cookery school in Charente-Maritime and why she’d never choose between the two

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Guide to running a business in France

Having established her own successful business ventures in France, Sally Stone offers some insightful advice to help others do the same

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