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Moving to France
What are the procedures for obtaining a legal right to live in France? Updated 30th May 2023
30 May 2023
Residence Rights in France of Non-European Family Members
What are the residence rights in France of Non-European family members of EEA nationals? UPDATED 10th March 2023
10 Mar 2023
Brexit: Moving Household Goods to France
Now that the UK has left the EU, what are the customs rules for moving your possessions to a property in France? UPDATED 21st Oct 2022,
11 Jul 2022
Complaints Against French Notaires
Notaires in France have a privileged status, but their competence and conduct can sometimes fall short of the standards required for such an important role.
18 Dec 2021
Launch of France Insider
Today we announce the launch of 'France Insider', a subscription based service which replaces the existing news service.
07 Dec 2021
Guide to Buying Property in France 2021
We are pleased to announce the latest release of our FREE 40-page guide to the legal aspects of buying property in France.
25 Nov 2021
Wind Farm a Health 'Nuisance'
A Belgian couple living in the department of Tarn have won €128,000 in damages due to a wind farm near their property.
09 Nov 2021
Brexit 'WARP' Visa Rules and Application Process
What are the rules and procedures for obtaining a Brexit 'WARP' visa during the transition process? Updated 19th Oct 2021.
04 Nov 2021
The Legal Protection Against ‘Vices Cachés’
Property buyers in France are afforded legal protection against hidden or latent defects, but just how does it operate?
22 Oct 2021
Rights of First Refusal on French Property
Securing preferential rights on the future sale of land or property that is not currently on the market.
19 Oct 2021
Seller Damages on Buyer Withdrawal
A property seller is entitled to damages if a buyer does not proceed with the transaction, but in practice that is not always the result.
05 Oct 2021
Inheritance in France – Transfer of Property
A range of notaire fees and taxes are payable in connection with the formalities of a succession, one of which is on the transfer of property.
24 Sep 2021
Notaires and Fee Sharing on Property Transactions
Buyer and seller can each appoint their own notaire, but some notaires seem unwilling to act on this basis.
08 Sep 2021
Does a French Marriage Contract Make Sense?
In order to get around French inheritance laws many international buyers adopt a post-nuptial French marriage contract, but it is not always necessary or possible to do so.
08 Sep 2021
The Sunniest Departments in France 2020
Although last year it was a relatively normal year in the south, sunshine levels in the north were above average.
Purchase of Property in France by Non-Europeans
The French government has given its position on the right of non-Europeans to purchase property in France.
Cow Manure not a Neighbour Nuisance
A property owner complains of the odours from cow manure stocked near to their property.
Exposure to Climate Risk in France
The heatwave that most of France is now experiencing has highlighted the impact of climate change, and a new report shows those areas that are most exposed to risks in the future.
Brittany and Green Algae
Efforts over the past ten years to reduce green algae in Brittany have had a “limited” result, says the French National Auditor.
06 Jul 2021
New Development and Neighbours Loss of Sunlight
What rights are granted to a property owner if adjacent new development causes a loss of sunlight?
06 Jul 2021