An architect has a legal obligation to submit a planning application that complies with planning regulations, a French court has ruled.
04 Nov 2015
Builders in France are now required to provide more information to their clients about their ten year building guarantee insurance cover.
02 Oct 2015
Outdoor advertising in small towns is now banned in France, but the removal of existing billboards is one that is likely to take many years.
04 Aug 2015
The conversion of a farm building into residential use requires that the building is fully enclosed by a roof and walls, a French court has ruled.
03 Apr 2015
The duration of the validity of planning consents has been increased from two to three years, in order to give a boost to the flagging housing market.
03 Feb 2015
A French court has ruled that a builder must undertake the work they consider necessary, and not lesser works against which they counselled their client.
07 Jan 2015
The installation of at least one smoke alarm in all residential properties in France will become obligatory from March 2015.
In recent years there has been a major overall of the regulations concerning the installation and control of local sewerage systems, but implementation has yet to catch up with the law.
04 Dec 2014
A study by the government consumer watchdog in France has criticised the pricing ethics adopted by building diagnostics professionals.
04 Nov 2014
In a significant relaxation of existing rules the government have increased to 30% the level of the grant for any single work of home energy conservation.
07 Oct 2014
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