What are the rights of residence of economically inactive UK nationals who live in France on a low income?
07 Mar 2019
An estate agent who agreed with a seller to conceal important information about a property for sale from a buyer has been obliged to pay damages to the seller.
07 Feb 2019
Moving into a residential care home in France is a choice many expats eventually need to consider, so how much might it cost you?
08 Jan 2019
The legal framework used for the sale of off-plan properties should be tightened up, argues a French consumer group.
07 Dec 2018
We have recently updated our guide to the use of estate agents in France.
07 Nov 2018
A property owner has a right of access to their neighbours land to undertake essential maintenance, but does that rule apply to new building works?
A heating system out of order following sale of a property amounts to a contractual failure by the seller.
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.
08 Oct 2018
Property buyers in France are afforded legal protection against hidden or latent defects, but just how does this guarantee operate?
The visibility of a wind farm is not a sufficient reason to give opponents a right to challenge the planning consent, a French court has ruled.
06 Sep 2018
Notaires are obliged to offer translation support if required, but there are few rules that govern their approach or charges.
07 Aug 2018
A couple who found gold bars buried in the garden of a property they purchased must compensate the former owners.
06 Jul 2018
A seller cannot remove furniture fixed to the property that causes a deterioration in the property, a French court has ruled.
08 May 2018
What might an owner expect to pay by way of an annual service charge for an apartment in France?
06 Apr 2018
When a glazed swimming pool enclosure collapsed under the weight of snow the owners sought damages from the manufacturer.
A couple purchased a property they later found was without mains drainage, contrary to the information contained in the deed of sale.
08 Feb 2018
A couple have been ordered to fill in their pond, after neighbours complained of nuisance caused by croaking frogs.
09 Jan 2018
Buyer discovers after sale completion that the septic tank was not entirely located within boundary of the property.
07 Dec 2017
Around a quarter of British nationals who live in France are resident in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, according to the latest official census results.
The French notaires need to do more to combat criminal activity, according to the French anti-money laundering agency.
06 Oct 2017
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