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French Property - Page 2
Reform of Residences de Tourisme
The French government have called investment in holiday complexes 'a risk', but reform proposals look weak.
Removing Squatters from your French Property
The law has been toughened to enable homeowners in France to obtain speedy eviction of squatters from their property, but only provided the préfet agrees.
Service Charges in Apartments in France 2020
Service charges in apartments fell by an average of 2% last year, to reach an average of €49.95m2 pa.
Roof Terrace Constitutes a Neighbour Nuisance
A couple who created a terrace on the roof of their French apartment are ordered to close it.
French Residence Permit Process Under Fire
The French ombudsman has criticised the application process for visas and residence permits issued by the prefectures.
Burglaries Fall in France
The French government have recently published their annual crime survey, covering the period 2018 to 2020.
Sale Proceeds Pirated from Notaire
A British couple had the proceeds of their house sale sent by the notaire to an email hacker.
04 May 2021
Nuisances in Rural France
A new law protecting the smells and noises of the French countryside looks to be a lot of hot air over nothing.
04 May 2021
Geoportail: The French Google Earth
The French on-line mapping service 'Geoportail' is a worthy alternative to Google Earth for France, with great image quality and a wealth of mapping information.
21 Apr 2021
Notaires and Statute of Limitations
The prescription period for bringing a legal action against a notaire is 5 years, but when does the clock start?
09 Mar 2021
Guide to Société Civile Immobilière (SCI)
Does it make sense to use a French property company, a Société Civile Immobilière (SCI), to buy French property?
10 Feb 2021
Income Test for a French Visa
The French Embassy in London have provided guidance on the income test that will apply for those seeking a long-stay visa. UPDATED 17th Dec 2022.
18 Jan 2021
Brexit - French Residency WARP Applications
The French government have published regulations on the rules that will apply for residency applications made under the Withdrawal Agreement.
Brexit - Border Checks on UK Nationals
The European Commission have issued guidance on border control practices to be applied from Jan 2021. UPDATED Oct 2022.
Subsidence Grant for Home-Owners
The government have agreed an exceptional grant to certain owners of properties affected by the 2018 drought.
Offer and Acceptance on French Property
What is the legal validity of an offer and acceptance in the sale of French property?
Covid-19 France - Housing Market During Lockdown
With France now in lockdown, what are the rules in place concerning housing market activity?
Notaires Reject Official Mediation Service
The failure of most notaires to participate in the government sponsored mediation service is "unacceptable" says the mediator.
French Residency Permit Portal Goes Live
The on-line portal for British nationals in France to apply for residency has finally opened, to general endorsement.
Residency and French Property Ownership
Owning substantial property in France and liability to French taxes.