The French rural land agency SAFER have recently published their review of the housing market for countryside properties in 2017.
The housing stock in France is increasing at a faster rate than the population, resulting in a rise in the number of empty properties.
A couple who found gold bars buried in the garden of a property they purchased must compensate the former owners.
Sales of French property to British non-residents fell for the third year running last year, whilst those to existing residents is on the rise.
Several recent cases in the French courts illustrate the care that is needed in considering the purchase of off-plan investment properties in France.
There appears to have been some spectacular movements in house prices last year, according to the notaires, if the figures are to be believed.
A seller cannot remove furniture fixed to the property that causes a deterioration in the property, a French court has ruled.
What might an owner expect to pay by way of an annual service charge for an apartment in France?
When a glazed swimming pool enclosure collapsed under the weight of snow the owners sought damages from the manufacturer.
House prices in the Pyrénées Orientales rose by an average of 3.3% last year, the first time for several years prices have not been in retreat.
According to a recent survey, rent levels in France averaged €12.70m2 last year, with smaller properties attracting the highest yields.
The French estate agents report a record year in 2017 for the housing market, but it was one substantially underpinned by the main cities.
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