A couple have won a ‘right to light’ legal case over a new development constructed on adjoining land.
05 Feb 2013
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.
08 Jan 2013
A listed 18th Century chateau near Bordeaux has been demolished by its new owner ‘in error’.
04 Dec 2012
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.
01 Aug 2012
We all know about ‘cowboy builders’ in France, but are the victims of these incidents sometimes the unwitting accessories of their own misfortune?
03 Jul 2012
The French are not accustomed to commissioning a property survey, but international buyers do have a choice, says John Marshall.
01 May 2012
Some important changes have been introduced to the planning system in France, so we have taken the opportunity to update our comprehensive guide.
05 Apr 2012
The average cost of constructing a new property in France in 2010 was €1,035m², slightly down on that for 2009 (€1,048m²)
06 Mar 2012
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