The planning procedures that apply for loft conversions depend upon the nature of the works, and sometimes where you live and the type of property you occupy.
Only those activities declared by a builder to his insurer are covered by the ten year building warranty, a French court has ruled.
Substantial new home energy efficiency requirements have been introduced for new construction work, including house extensions.
A listed 18th Century chateau near Bordeaux has been demolished by its new owner ‘in error’.
Buying a French property is often the start of many a new experience, writes Catharine Higginson.
National planning regulations in France mean that you cannot assume you will be able to construct a pool or a garage on your property.
We all know about ‘cowboy builders’ in France, but are the victims of these incidents sometimes the unwitting accessories of their own misfortune?
The French are not accustomed to commissioning a property survey, but international buyers do have a choice, says John Marshall.
Some important changes have been introduced to the planning system in France, so we have taken the opportunity to update our comprehensive guide.
The average cost of constructing a new property in France in 2010 was €1,035m², slightly down on that for 2009 (€1,048m²)
What is the regularly framework for maintenance of your boiler and cleaning of your chimney?
A number of changes to planning regulations and taxes are being introduced, which it is hoped will simplify the whole process.
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