Renting in France

Pandemics and Brexit aside, UK nationals snapped up almost 1,700 old farmhouses, cottages and other rural properties in the French countryside in 2020

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If Provence, the Alps and the Côte d’Azur are out of your budget, try these more affordable but equally lovely places to find your dream French home

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From a low-maintenance townhouse in Côtes d’Armor to a four-bedroom country retreat in Morbihan, these beautiful French properties are all on the market at reasonable prices

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So you’ve had an offer accepted on a French house and then suddenly the mairie expresses an interest in buying the same property at the same price. What happens now?

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Ownership

If you’re dreaming of a property just across the Channel in France, here are 12 seaside resorts and rural market towns you really need to know about

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Buying

Within five hours’ drive of Calais, these lovely homes in France are easy to reach and on the market for less than €300,000

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Does the so-called Stanley Johnson loophole really give French property owners carte blanche to go abroad despite coronavirus restrictions?

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Frustrated that you can no longer stay at your French holiday home as long as you’d like following Brexit? Here’s our guide to French long-stay tourist visas

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Whether you have less than €100,000 to spend or more than €700,000, you’re sure to love these beautiful properties on the market in Mayenne, Vendée and Sarthe

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Matthew Cameron explains how capital gains tax has changed for sellers of second homes in France

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Tax

Want to move furniture, household appliances, DIY materials or tools to France? Here are the new post-Brexit rules on French customs duty and tax

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Removals

We’re head over heels with these gorgeous homes for sale in France that are all on the market for less than €200,000

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Second home owners who want to spend more than three months at a time at their French properties will now need to apply for long-stay visas

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Why not try before you buy – it can give you the chance to fully explore an area of France and make sure it suits you, plus you’ll be on the ground if you’re looking for a French property to buy

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Renting

Having owned an apartment in France in the past, Linda Bethell is glad she and her husband now have a mobile home – the ideal French property for these uncertain times

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Holiday homes

Whether you’re after a holiday home or somewhere to live, here are the best places to buy property in the French department of Lot

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From a bargain renovation project to a beautifully renovated home with château views, these six idyllic French properties are all on the market for less than €250,000

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Why break the bank on a home in a touristy French village when bigger and better properties are on the market nearby at a more affordable price?

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Holiday homes

Fast broadband is becoming more readily available in France than in the UK, making life easier for homeowners, especially if you run a gîte or want to work from home, says Andrew Holford

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From a cute €28,000 bolthole to a spacious €99,000 country house, these well presented properties in France offer great value for money

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