IFP Newsletter


Issue 035: 15th May 2008

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Big Slump in New Housing Starts in 2008

The number of new individual housing starts in France are down by 19% in the first quarter of the year, but there are contrasting views about the market outlook.

Housing Starts in France


Medical Consultants also Overcharge!

Seven professional associations, representing the cream of France’s medical consultants, have been found guilty of organising the systematic overcharging of consultations, at an estimated cost of €180 million to patients.

Consultants Charges in France


Electrics Survey Becomes Law for House Sales in France

The Government has published details of the new mandatory electrical survey for domestic property sales.

Electrics Survey


The Future of Small Shops in France

France has a stronger tradition of artisanal and boutique shopping than most other countries in Europe, but commercial pressures have been taking their toll, and proposed measures of deregulation will pose a new challenge.

Small Shops in France


Tax Breaks for French Landlords To be Trimmed

The Government is proposing to limit the tax breaks currently available to professional landlords of furnished accommodation.

Professional Landlord Tax breaks in France


Making a Will in France

We look at the merits of making a French will, and the procedures for doing so.

Making a French Will


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