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Apparently so, according to a recent study by the European Commission, who found that food is around 25% more expensive in France than in the UK.
29 Oct 2021
Last month, the French tax authority sent out to all home-owners their annual taxe foncière rates bill.
26 Oct 2021
Property buyers in France are afforded legal protection against hidden or latent defects, but just how does it operate?
22 Oct 2021
Securing preferential rights on the future sale of land or property that is not currently on the market.
19 Oct 2021
The notaires have recently published their half-year review of house prices for the Loire department of France.
15 Oct 2021
There are both local council and central government grants available for the purchase of an electric cycle. UPDATED 7th January 2023.
08 Oct 2021
A property seller is entitled to damages if a buyer does not proceed with the transaction, but in practice that is not always the result.
05 Oct 2021
The French government have released the proposed income tax rates and bands that will apply next year on 2021 income.
01 Oct 2021
All vehicles in mountain areas of France must now be equipped with snow tyres or carry chains. UPDATED Nov 2023
28 Sep 2021
A range of notaire fees and taxes are payable in connection with the formalities of a succession, one of which is on the transfer of property.
24 Sep 2021
Relief from the taxe foncière is available on completion of home energy conservation works, to either the main residence or a second home.
21 Sep 2021
With the spread of the Omicron Covid variant travel restrictions have been toughened as have restrictions within France.
08 Sep 2021
Some 12 million children returned to school (la rentrée) on September 2, with new Covid-19 health protocols in place.
Using the French land register to find the owner of an abandoned or empty house.
Electricity prices in France rose 6.1% in 2020, but they are still cheaper than elsewhere in Europe.
Buyer and seller can each appoint their own notaire, but some notaires seem unwilling to act on this basis.
A selection of properties to renovate for sale in France currently being advertised on our website.
In order to get around French inheritance laws many international buyers adopt a post-nuptial French marriage contract, but it is not always necessary or possible to do so.