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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 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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French Property News March 2015 issue

March 2015 issue of French Property News out now!

In the new March 2015 issue we explore the best places to retire in France, discover the hidden villages of Paris and find out how you can get more property for your money. We’ve also got expert advice on the holiday accommodation market, French mortgages and the tax system in France

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Buying guides

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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Nine-bedroom 'bastide' with 250 acres of vines, olive groves, meadows, forests and riverbanks, 15m euros

Luxury French property for less

Even if you don’t have a big budget, you can still buy a glamorous property in France, says Karen Tait

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The villa façade

Agent interview: French Riviera

Hans Huygens chooses a neo-Provençal villa with a view that’s hard to beat

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Make sure you get value for money when you exchange currency

6 tips for getting the best currency deal

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands of pounds, but it’s a minefield due to a lack of clear pricing and credible comparison sites. Foreign exchange expert Helen Scott, managing director of Eris FX, says this is unacceptable and explains why she is on a crusade to bring greater transparency to the market.Here she passes on her tips and advice to get the best value for your money

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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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Le mairie, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

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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Currency

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Changes to UK pensions: how will they affect you?

April sees a number of reforms come into effect regarding UK pensions. Steven Grover provides an overview of the changes and outlines how they might affect you in the UK and in France

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Tax

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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French taxe d’aménagement explained

While it might appear to be yet another tax to pay, the taxe d’aménagement is actually a welcome addition for those developing property in France, as Robert Kent explains

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Do you dream of running a little café with an outdoor terrace in a picture-postcard French village?

Your twilight saga: planning finances for your retirement in France

Cruise smoothly into the perfect retirement in France by planning all your finances, healthcare insurances and inheritance affairs now, says tax expert Joanna Reintjes

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Working in France

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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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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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Ben Lethbridge and his burger van

Expat life: running a burger restaurant in Bordeaux

Expat Ben Lethbridge and his family moved to Bordeaux where they opened a gourmet burger restaurant in the city

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