An interest-free loan of up to €30,000 is available to owner-occupiers and landlords for works of home energy conservation.
08 Jun 2018
French law imposes an obligation to maintain your heating boiler, although there are no sanctions for non-compliance.
08 Feb 2018
Improving your French property does not always increase its value, so choose what to do with care, says chartered surveyor, John Marshall.
07 Nov 2017
A French court has ordered the demolition of a 3000m2 chateau on the French Riviera, constructed without planning permission.
08 Aug 2017
Building an extension to your French property normally requires administrative consent, but the regulations that apply depend upon on the scale of the works.
13 May 2017
An exemption from the tax fonciere is available for up to 5 years on completion of home energy conservation works.
04 Apr 2017
A survey by French consumer protection officials reveals that over half of the companies engaged in home energy conservation works mislead their clients.
03 Mar 2017
A villa in the fashionable Atlantic coastal village of Cap Ferret has been mysteriously demolished, apparently without the knowledge and consent of the owner.
06 Jan 2017
Although no fee is payable on submission of a planning application, a tax is levied if planning permission is granted.
In recent years the right to challenge a planning consent in France has been substantially reduced by the need to demonstrate that a clear prejudice would be suffered by the development.
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