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Many of the properties for sale come with that key caveat.. they ‘need work’. Our topic host shares tips for buying a property to renovate in France.
Surfaces de plancher and Emprise de Sol are the new ways of working out habitable space and footprint. As for the wider implications, well it could save you a tidy sum.
All you need to know to you find the artisan who will help you realise your dream in France – rather than wreck it.
When purchasing property in France, the transfer deed prepared by the notaire will often specify that in the event of any error in the description of any easements affecting the property, the purchaser has no right of recourse against the vendor.
Steve has 30 years of experience in the heating trade as a heating engineer and shares 3 top tips to buy the right wood stove for your French home.
Two scenarios to avoid. Seeking advice and guidance at an early stage of the planning application can reduce delays and cost in the renovation process.
Every home in France must be equipped with an independent smoke alarm (DAAF Détecteur avertisseur autonome de fumée) by March 8, 2015 at the latest. The DAAF has to comply with the norm NF EN14604 or CE EN14604 and can…
Whether it’s a contemporary or a more traditional look you are after – Woodwarm Stoves France supply innovation and attention to detail …
Kitchens are about food, family and friendship, and shared meals, stories and fun. We seek to provide the perfect backdrop for these special moments. Your kitchen should be a unique space which works perfectly and enhances your quality of life.
French paint is very expensive and most times of an inferior quality. Well there is now a way in which you can put the pleasure back into your DIY. UK Paint Depot is in its third year of delivering English paint to the doors of expats and French people in the know in France.
It’s amazing how many people have an issue with paint in France. Next to finding a good cup of tea there isn’t many things that have annoyed the average expat in France (well maybe a couple of others). French paint is renowned for being expensive and inferior to English paint…
It’s common knowledge that in France property owners are obliged to have a waste water treatment system that conforms to the prevailing SPANC regulations. However knowing which system to choose is often confusing. Capital costs, Running cost, Sustainability are some of the many factors to be considered.
There has been a lot of recent discussion and activity about new laws concerning fosses septiques, septic tanks on private properties. Here, we give the background to these changes.
You would be taking a risk if you employ someone in France without checking if they are registered to perform the particular line of work.
“Be prepared”. The motto is not just for the boy scouts, it particularly applies to French property renovations.
It’s not too difficult to get right but all too easy to get it wrong. Pointing a stone wall is a fairly major renovation task, but one that is not out of the reach of the competent DIY enthusiast.
Follow these easy ten steps to ensure that you are legally protected when getting work done on your French home.
Are you planning to carry out work on your home in France? Here’s why you should contact the local authorities.
If you are looking at a conversion project in France, or even a plot of land on which to build, a piece of legislation you will need to be familiar with is the certificat d’urbanisme.