Law

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

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French 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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French Tax

Where there’s a French will, there’s a way to enjoy your property without creating an inheritance headache for your heirs, says Sue Busby

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In the second of this two-part series, Dan Harris, Head of Stone King solicitor’s International & Cross-Border department, who is also a French specialist, completes his review of some of the key French tax and French succession conflicts of law.

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It all goes back to William, Henry and Napoleon apparently - and it still affects French property buyers today

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Buying guides

If you are self-employed or you run your own business in France, what are your legal obligations regarding providing a healthcare scheme to employees?

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Insuring a car in France is fairly similar to in the UK, but don’t be caught out by these differences

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These are some of the steps you will need to take when dealing with a French property after a death in the family

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In the first of a two-part series, Dan Harris, Head of Stone King solicitor’s International & Cross-Border department, who is a French specialist, reviews some of the key French tax and French succession conflicts of law

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Household and vehicle insurance works slightly differently in France, including what’s covered and the procedure for cancelling policies, warns Paulette Booth

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Life in France

If you buy a property in the centre of an historic French town or village you may need special permission to alter windows, doors or other elements of the façade, says architect Andrew Allen

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Renovating in France

What are notaire’s fees? Are they the same everywhere? Can they be reduced? Read on to find out.

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Buying guides

If done right, gifting your home in France to the next generation can save them from a big tax bill as Matthew Cameron explains

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Expats in France

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

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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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

Before buying a French property, here are few things to take into consideration to avoid any potential problems down the line

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Buying guides

Before buying a French property, check the neighbours haven’t made a formal complaint about an extension or new building on the boundary – or it could become your problem

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Life in France

Is there an historic right of way across your French property? Don’t despair as there may be a way to protect your privacy, reveals solicitor Sean O’Connor

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Life in France

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