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Newsletter Issue 91: 02/11/2010

Welcome to the latest issue of the French Property Newsletter.

The past few weeks have been a turbulent and sometimes worrying time in France.

However, with the pension reforms having now been approved by the French Parliament, the strikes and street protests are receding.

That being the case, and with saturation coverage of the issue elsewhere, we are pleased to say that this issue of the Newsletter, like most of France, is a strike free zone.

'Ire fortiter quo nemo ante iit'!

David Yeates

Cheap Train Tickets in France for Seniors

Those aged 60+ are eligible for substantial discounts on trains in France and Europe.

Travel in France 02/11/2010

Tax Relief on Properties in Risk Areas

Local authorities are able to reduce the level of rates on properties located within the perimeter of a ‘risk zone’, of which there are many in France.

French Taxation 02/11/2010

Council Tracks Planning Culprits by Satellite

The town council of Carcassonne has decided to make use of aerial and satellite photos to tackle planning violations.

Building & Renovation 02/11/2010

Naturists Row at Cap d’Agde

The patience of local residents seems to be running thin over the conduct of some naturists at the famous resort of Cape d'Agde in Languedoc Roussillon.

Travel in France 02/11/2010

Television Licence Fee Payment and Exemptions

Households in France are required pay an annual television licence fee, although there is an exemption for those on a low income.

French Taxation 02/11/2010

Shock Announcement on Electricity Prices

The French government has announced a further rise in domestic electricity prices of 3% from January 2011, with more on the way.

Money in France 02/11/2010

Tour de France 2011 Route and Stage Dates

The route of the Tour de France 2011 has been revealed, with a race of 21 stages taking place over 3,471 kms between 2nd to 24th July.

French Life 02/11/2010

Sellers Face New Tax on Building Land

A new tax has been introduced on the first sale of land that becomes zoned for construction, on top of two taxes already in place.

French Taxation 02/11/2010

Cleaning of Chimneys and Flue Pipes

There is no smoke without fire, and no safe fire without regular cleaning of your chimney. We go through the regulations and costs.

Building & Renovation 02/11/2010

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