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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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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
France: An Illustrated Miscellany by Denis Tillinac

French Property News has three copies of France: An Illustrated Miscellany to give away

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
FPN July issue 293

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

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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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Monday, May 18, 2015
FPN June 2015 issue

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

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
FPN May 2015 issue 291

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

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Buying guides

Yesterday, 16:12
The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The facade and pool

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Having found your dream home and had your offer accepted, you then sign a legally binding contract

Karen Tait lists 8 things you need to know about signing on the dotted line

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Yesterday, 16:12
The cooling-off period is known in French as 'sept jours de retraction du consommateur'

Karen Tait lists 10 things you need to know about the cooling-off period and deposit, from whether you can pull out of the contract to who you should pay

Read Full Story »
Friday, July 3, 2015
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While mortgages for non-residents are now easier to obtain in France, negotiating cash flow with French banks still needs careful handling, as Sharon Hill explains

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The facade and pool

Edward Landau of Le Bonheur explains why this three-bedroom former farmhouse, on the market for €599,000, gets his vote

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
JC Gardens & Climbing Frames

JC Gardens & Climbing Frames have now begun exporting their hand-made, high quality bespoke tree swings, climbing frames and other products to France so you can take top quality British-made products to your French idyll. ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Currency

Saturday, June 6, 2015
The cost of exchanging significant sums of currency can be frustratingly vague

Finding the best deal on currency can save you thousands but it can be a minefield, says Helen Scott. Here she shares her tips on how to navigate it successfully

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Friday, May 15, 2015
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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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Thursday, April 2, 2015
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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

Friday, June 26, 2015
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With tax laws constantly going through reform, Rob Kay goes back to basics and explains how your savings and investments are currently taxed in France

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Monday, May 11, 2015

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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Monday, May 4, 2015
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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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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

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Working in France

Monday, June 1, 2015
Luciole barge, run by Penny Liley

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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Auto-entrepreneur scheme © Fotolia

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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Monday, January 26, 2015
Setting up a business in France © Fotolia

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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