Welcome to a series of Guides to Building and Renovating Property in France, your indispensable on-line resource to building and construction in France.
We do not review the techniques of constructing and renovating French property in these guides, as we consider French architects and artisans are more capable than we are of such a task. Instead, we take you through the French laws and procedures that provide the framework of how to build a house in France.
We review in detail French building contracts, which is then followed by a comprehensive review of the French planning system.
We conclude by looking at the financial assistance available to those renovating their French property, notably through VAT relief, improvement grants and tax credits.
We also consider planning issues associated with mobile homes in France.