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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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French Property News May issue 303

May 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

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France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

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French Property News April issue 302

April 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

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The Forgotten Summer, RRP £10

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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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18 words you need to know before you buy

18 French words to help you buy a house in France

Do you know your ‘frais’ from your ‘prêt’ and ‘acheteur’ from ‘vendeur’? Brush up on the basic terms before you buy a French property

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Charente property for sale at French Property Exhibition in May

Find your dream French property

These stunning French properties are all available at the French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse on 13-14 May – make sure you visit to find your dream home in France

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Buying property in France: the process explained

Read our simplified guide to the French property buying process

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Moving to France with your pet

A guide to taking your pet to France

Planning to travel to France with animals in tow? Consider these important points

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French Property News May issue 303

May 2016 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

WIN! A copy of France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts

Enter our competition to win a copy of Julian Parish’s France for Car Enthusiasts

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18 words you need to know before you buy

18 French words to help you buy a house in France

Do you know your ‘frais’ from your ‘prêt’ and ‘acheteur’ from ‘vendeur’? Brush up on the basic terms before you buy a French property

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Currency

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Beat the banks and save money on your overseas transfers

Use a currency broker, such as FC Exchange, to save money on your overseas transfers compared to high street banks

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Tax

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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 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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10 French tax residency myths debunked

When it comes to tax residency, Kehinde Dauda believes that the vast amount of confusion can easily be eradicated by busting a few common myths

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Working in France

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6 essential skills you need to run a holiday let in France

You need plenty of varied skills to run a holiday let in France, from DIY to customer service skills – do you have what it takes?

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How to find a job in France

Unless you are retired or have already made millions you will need to find a way to earn an income in France. Find out how to find job vacancies in France, how to write a French CV and how to apply for a job in France

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French vocabulary to start a business in France

Thinking of moving to France and starting a business? Here are 27 essential French words to help you set up and run a business in France

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