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Welcome to French Property News, the ultimate househunters’ guide to the French property market. Here you can find everything you need to know about buying a property in France, including advice on the legal process and financing your purchase, in-depth location guides to help you choose where to buy, and features on renovation and new-build property, as well as inspiring real life stories from those who’ve already found their dream home. With advice from estate agents, property finders, solicitors, and financial and tax experts, plus all the latest property news and market reports, it’s a one-stop shop for anyone considering a property purchase in France, whether now or in the future.  

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FPN issue 307 September

September 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the September issue of French Property News we explore the treasure island of Corsica, offer top tips for making money from a vineyard and look at how to use social media to market your holiday let

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Chalet for sale in Flaine with Astrid Immo

Picturesque chalet for sale in the French Alps

This picturesque chalet for sale is located in Flaine in the French Alps and is a perfect base for regular skiers

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FPN August issue 306

August 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

In the August issue of French Property News, we examine the key issues and questions concerning Brexit, explore central France, offer top tips for learning French and suggest the best places for running gîtes

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Welcome to the brand new French Property News app!

Introducing the NEW French Property News App

The new French Property News app is available to download now!

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Poll: would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

Would a Brexit stop you buying a property in France?

We want to know if concerns about a Brexit would stop you buying a property in France. Vote in our poll and let us know what you think

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6 top tips for French property buyers

Have you done your homework? Follow our advice for buying property in France

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10 reasons to buy a mobile home in France

10 reasons to buy a mobile home in France

Low cost, no hassle, all shapes and sizes - here are 10 reasons why a mobile home in France could be the ideal option

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Where to buy a bargain property on the Riviera

You don’t have to break the bank to buy a property on the Riviera, we’ve discovered 7 areas slightly inland that are much cheaper than the major coastal resorts

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Latest articles from French Property News


These quotes will make you want to visit France

From writers to film stars, many have been inspired by France and French life. Here are 20 of our favourite quotes about France

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It took a lot of time and hard graft to get Kris and Dave Hallet's home in the condition it is today

Renovating a property in France on a budget

For Kris Hallet and her husband Dave, moving to Béarn in south-west France and renovating a derelict cottage has been hard work, but well worth it. Here’s how they managed the renovation on a small budget

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6 top tips for French property buyers

Have you done your homework? Follow our advice for buying property in France

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Understand EU succession rules when writing your will © aga7ta / Thinkstock

How do EU inheritance laws impact me?

New EU succession rules means there are now more options for Brits when deciding who inherits their French property, but it is important to understand them when writing your will

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Ways to save money on currency exchange © TheaDesign / Thinkstock

Ways to save money on currency exchange

Concerned that poor currency exchange rates could mean you can’t afford to buy property or live in France? Don’t panic! These tips will help you save money when exchanging pounds and euros

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Impact of Brexit on taxes for expats © Unclesam / Fotolia

What are the tax implications of a Brexit for British expats?

When Britain leaves the EU will British expats in France find themselves paying more tax and having their access to healthcare and ability to work in France restricted? Keep up to date with the latest information

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Completing your French income tax return © Jerome Delahaye / Fotolia

Completing your French income tax return

A guide through the maze of French income tax and information on how and when to submit a French income tax return

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Financial considerations when moving to France

7 key financial considerations when moving To France

Planning ahead and taking advice early can help you get your finances in order when you move to France. International tax and wealth management advisors, Blevins Franks examine 7 key financial considerations for UK nationals relocating to France


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Tax laws for unmarried couples © Andy Robert Davies

Tax rules for unmarried couples in France

A couple who choose not to get married in France can find themselves paying considerably more inheritance and income tax than married couples. Legal expert Matthew Cameron explains the position

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Working in France

How to survive the summer running a B&B © Visuall2 / Dreamstime

How to survive the summer season running a B&B

Running a B&B is hard work, especially during the peak summer season, but these tips from other chambres d’hôtes owners will help you survive the summer and make sure your busy months are a success

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Hotel-restaurant in Turenne, France © Emma Rawle

Understand the French micro-entreprise regime

If you’re planning to set up a business in France then you need to understand the micro-entreprise (formally auto-entrepreneur) tax regime and how it can help you run a business

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Swimming pool maintenance is essential in a property management business © ThinkstockPhotos

11 tips for running a successful property management business

Managing other people’s properties in France and letting them out to holidaymakers is a great way to earn an income. Make sure your business is a success with these 11 tips

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