Issue 004: 17th January 2007
We are pleased today to announce the launch of the IFP Guides - a major new and FREE on-line resource about buying property and living in France.
The new IFP Guides expand upon our earlier 'Reference' section, both in terms of greater depth and range of articles.
Over the next six months we will build the definitive on-line library to questions you have about moving to and living in France.
House prices went up by an average of 7.1% in 2006, according to the annual review of the market carried out by the French professional body of estate agents, FNAIM.
The increase was the lowest for several years and over the two year period 2005/6, prices have risen at half the rate of the years 2003 and 2004.
Women seeking a divorce from their spouse are being advised to do so in London, whilst for men a divorce in Paris would be a cheaper option.
Expats accustomed to sitting out a cold French winter in front of their wood burner, face large increases in their fuel bill this year.
The French bank Société Générale has been found guilty in the French courts of including unfair clauses in the terms of its contract for a bank account and bank card.
The French Government have placed on-line the results of the 2004/5 national census, with an analysis of the results by commune and by metropolitan area.
A round-up of some recent French poll findings, in which the French say what they think about their health service, French builders, work and life, schools and their 'social model'.