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Building & Renovation

Financial Assistance for Energy Conservation 2020

The scheme of financial assistance for home energy conservation in France has changed this year and it will do so again next year.

Friday 25 September 2020

Over €400K in Costs for Illegal Building Works

A British national who carried out unauthorised building works to their French property has been obliged to demolish much of the work, writes Arthur Cutler.

Wednesday 03 June 2020

Free Roof Insulation to your French Home

Eligible homeowners in France can get their roof space insulated for a symbolic €1.

Friday 07 February 2020

Ten Year Building Guarantee Invalid

A French insurance company refuses to accept a claim under the ten year building insurance guarantee due to late commencement of the contract.

Friday 08 November 2019

Building on Agricultural Land in France

Construction in open countryside in France is generally not permitted, but as always there are exceptions.

Thursday 07 March 2019

Financial Assistance for Energy Conservation 2019

Some changes have been introduced this year to the system of tax credits and grants for energy conservation works to the main home.

Thursday 07 February 2019

Septic Tank Controls in France Inadequate

The French national auditor has called for wholesale reform of the system of statutory control of septic tank installations.

Tuesday 08 January 2019

Loss of View Amounts to Nuisance

A couple have been successful in their legal action against a neighbour, whose house extension substantially impaired their view of the Pyrenees.

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Interest Free Loans for Home Energy Conservation

An interest-free loan of up to €30,000 is available to owner-occupiers and landlords for works of home energy conservation.

Friday 08 June 2018

Boiler Maintenance Regulations in France

French law imposes an obligation to maintain your heating boiler, although there are no sanctions for non-compliance.

Thursday 08 February 2018

Home Improvements to Your French Property

Improving your French property does not always increase its value, so choose what to do with care, says chartered surveyor, John Marshall.

Tuesday 07 November 2017

Court Orders Demolition of Illegal Chateau

A French court has ordered the demolition of a 3000m2 chateau on the French Riviera, constructed without planning permission.

Tuesday 08 August 2017

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