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Buying Property

Tue, 13:42

Moving to France on your own? Already living alone in France? Buying a French holiday home by yourself? You're not the only one, says Ruth Wood

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Brittany
Tue, 13:24

The 2019 list of top French cities for property investments has been released by the LPI-SeLoger Barometer. Here's a look at the cities on the list, and some properties on the market in the surrounding areas.

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Buying guides

Tax

Tue, 11:03

Changes in taxation and the introduction of a new business aid mean it's easier than ever to start a new enterprise in France.

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Running a business
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Whether you are a sole trader, self-employed or employed, here is the lowdown on where to do you self assessment tax return if you live in France

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Working in France

Law

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Gazumping, or when a seller breaks a verbal or written agreement in favour of another offer, is never nice. In the unlikely event, David Anderson explains how to proceed.

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Buying guides
Thursday, June 20, 2019

When applying for probate in the UK, does it also apply to a property that the deceased owned in France? Barbara Heslop explains the legal process involved

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Currency

Friday, May 24, 2019

Mary Hall presents a basic guide to setting up house insurance, bank account and electricity, water and mains gas services for your new French property

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Expats in France
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Moving abroad to France? Currencies Direct can help you make the most of your money when transferring currency

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Mortgages

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Even if you can buy a French property outright, it might be worth using a mortgage, but how hard is it to secure French finance? Fiona Watts has the answers

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Monday, February 25, 2019

With low French mortgage rates (from 1.35% fixed for 15 years), high loan-to-value (up to 85%) and interest-only products, buying with a mortgage makes sense for many reasons. And with the impressive rental yields that can be made in popular tourist resorts, your French property could be paying you back quicker than you think!

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Buying guides

Renovation and New Builds

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How easy is it to get planning permission to renovate a ruined house or barn in the heart of the French countryside? France-based planning expert Arthur Cutler has the answers

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Renovating in France
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Finding a reliable builder or artisan in France can be a challenge, but Rosie Ellis is here to help.

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Renovating in France

Renting in France

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

If you have extra space in your home in France and would like to create some additional income, here's how to get started.

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Renting in France
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Property commentator Seloger has revealed the top 10 cities in France with the most affordable rental property - and they're all fantastic places to live too!

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Selling Property

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Seeking a home in France with railway history? Come train station spotting with us and choo choose the French property of your dreams

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French property for sale
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Why break your back or the bank doing up a French property when you can buy one of these dreamy renovated homes and still have change from €200,000?

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French property for sale

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