New earthquake zones have been defined in France, encompassing nearly two thirds of the country!
Some changes have been introduced in the consent procedure for minor building works to property.
The quality of the energy surveys carried out on house sales has been roundly criticised by a leading French consumer group.
Buying the right property is as much about finding out what is happening in the area as it is about the property itself.
The installation of smoke detectors is to be obligatory in all homes from 2015.
The introduction of new energy efficiency standards will increase the cost of house construction by up to 20% say experts.
Improving your French property does not always increase its value, so choose what to do with care, says John Marshall, a chartered survey...
There is to be a rationalisation of the current confusing and multiple array of planning taxes and a review of planning laws.
From 1st January all properties in France for sale or to rent must be advertised with an energy performance rating.
At last, a decent guide in English to the rules and techniques of electricity in your French home.
The town council of Carcassonne has decided to make use of aerial and satellite photos to tackle planning violations.
There is no smoke without fire, and no safe fire without regular cleaning of your chimney. We go through the regulations and costs.
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