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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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Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

WIN! Fat Dogs and French Estates by Beth Haslam

French Property News has two signed copies of Beth Haslam’s memoir Fat Dogs and French Estates to give away

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FPN June 2015 issue

June 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

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

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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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New ruling on French social charges

French social charges ruled illegal by Court of Justice of the European Union

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French Property News April 2015 issue

April 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

In the new April 2015 issue of French Property News we explore the best places for young people and families, plus we visit two family-friendly ski resorts where new residential developments have just been launched. We also reveal why buying in Provence won’t necessarily break the bank, while our expert advice covers everything from financing a purchase with a French mortgage and pension changes to keeping septic tanks in good working order and running a successful business.

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Buying guides

The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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The process of viewing French properties should not be rushed

Buying guide part 5: French property viewings and price negotiation

Karen Tait offers 10 top tips to help you get the most out of viewing trips in France and negotiating the best possible price

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Top tips for buying a property in France. credit: Dennis Jarvis, Flickr

Your Guide to Buying Property in France

France is still one of the most popular location choices for British families buying a holiday home abroad, and with it being safe, secure, and easy to get to, more and more people are buying. We have put together a guide to give you all you need to know about buying in France. So get your notepad at the ready so you can plan, prepare yourself, and take advantage of our top tips. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Albi's Pont Vieux © CDT Tarn/Christian Rivière

Have you ever explored France’s Tarn valley?

From the magnificent bridges that soar above the valleys to the charming facades in its lively villages, Carine Bar explores her personal highlights of this area of France

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The farmhouse's pretty facade

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Susan Dixon of Papillon Properties explains why this traditional farmhouse, on the market for €267,000, gets her vote

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Dordogne's pretty countryside includes quintessential vineyards

Setting up a business in Dordogne

We speak to 3 experts about the benefits of setting up a business in this iconic part of France

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This six-bed villa in Var is less than an hour from Nice airport and is on the market for 735,000 euros (leggettfrance.com)

Sunny money: buying property with a mortgage in Provence

While the banks can be reluctant to lend funds in some parts of France, Simon Smallwood explains why the more stable the local markets are, the easier it is to obtain a mortgage

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Payment delays after selling a French property

The proceeds of your French property sale might not go straight to your bank account and there are many reasons why there may be a delay, as Matthew Cameron explains

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Tax

French tax: changes to the ‘assurance vie’

Changes to the way assurance vie policies are treated can have a considerable impact on your tax bill. Use Robert Kent’s expert guide to find out how this may affect you

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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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The European Court of Justice ruling: social charges on non-residents is contrary to EU law

Court of Justice of the European Union sanctions the French tax regime imposed on non-residents. Advertising Feature

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How could the proposed changes to capital gains tax rules affect expats?

Kehinde Dauda runs through the new rules for capital gains tax on UK homes sold by non-UK residents, and explains how to minimise their effects

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Working in France

Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

8 tips for running a barge business in France

Expat Penny Liley runs barging holidays along the Burgundy canals. She shares her 8 tips for owning a barge in France and running barging holidays

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Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

The auto-entrepreneur tax scheme explained

A popular option with new businesses, France’s auto-entrepreneur scheme has undergone a number of changes recently. We take a closer look at the scheme

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Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

Guide to setting up a business in France

Setting up a business in France might not be as hard as you think, as long as you do your research first. Our guide sets out the basic things you need to know

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