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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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Joan's dream pick: a large, character Charentaise house with six bedrooms, barns and a pool, for sale at ¬273,000

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Joan Jenkins of Actous Immobilier shares her view of the property market in Poitou-Charentes

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Left to right: Gary Burke (Burke Bros), Charles Smallwood (Agence LUnion), Steve Gillham (Alliance French Property Group), Ben Hingley (Burke Bros)

French property industry leaders participate in 25th year double celebration

The UK’s number one French Property Exhibition at London’s Olympia Exhibition Hall, Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014, was the setting for a great 25th anniversary celebration and reunion.

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French delicacies demystified

Never had the courage to stray beyond French bread and Brie? Our guide to the seemingly unappetising might have you converted

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Talk the talk: learning to speak French

Making the move across the Channel can be a learning curve, but mastering the French language will be fun and rewarding, as Alice Phillpott explains

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Buying guides

Interview with an agent in Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne

Samm Khoury of Richard Immobilier shares her view of the property market on the Dordogne/Lot-et-Garonne border

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The new regulations are designed to protect owners and buyers living within a multi-occupancy building, such as a typical block of flats

France’s loi ALUR explained

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings has caused confusion and consternation. Peter-Danton de Rouffignac unpicks the loi ALUR

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Secret agents: French property professionals explained

With so many options available to househunters in France, Sophia Mose takes the lid off the world of estate agents, property finders and buyer’s agents

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Financing your dream home: French mortgages explained

The style of property you are planning to buy in France and the location it is in can determine the mortgage conditions you are offered, as Simon Smallwood explains

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Dundee Science Festival

Dundee Science Festival, 1-16 November, Dundee

For anyone with a passion for lab coats, safety goggles and Bunsen burners, Dundee is the place to be this November.

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Honor and Simon have completely transformed a former wine 'domaine' into a spacious home with guest accommodation

Top tips for househunters in France

From the gîte owners who are helping them to find a new home in France, as Vicky Leigh finds out

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Joan's dream pick: a large, character Charentaise house with six bedrooms, barns and a pool, for sale at ¬273,000

Interview with an agent in Poitou-Charentes

Joan Jenkins of Actous Immobilier shares her view of the property market in Poitou-Charentes

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Currency

Sterling work: Exchange rates

When buying property overseas, the strategies you use for exchanging currency can make big differences to how much you pay, says Nadine Rodgers-Callan

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Tax

French tax on rental properties

Alex Romaine explains the tax implications of running a holiday let in France and shares how you can prepare yourself in order to comply with the current legislation

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French tax doesn’t need to be taxing

There are a number of tax implications to consider before making a move to France. Kate Brehaut explains the requirements of French income tax and social surcharges and guides you through the forms you’ll need to complete

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Tax regimes when working in France

Debbie Bradbury explains the different structures and tax regimes available to you should you be planning to start and run a business in France

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Working in France

La Vaquerie © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

10 tips for running a gîte

British expat and gîte owner Tom Reilly shares his 10 top tips for running a gîte

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Tom Reilly and David Streets with Sid and Saffy © Design House Northwest Ltd / D. Streets

Gîte renovation in Normandy

Find out how one British couple transformed their Normandy farmhouse into an attractive gîte

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How to set up a B&B or gîte in France

Setting up a B&B or gîte in France is a popular way for expats to earn a living. Kate McNally explains some of the things you need to think about to make your holiday accommodation a success

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