Following a successful event last January, the French Property Exhibition returns to London in January 2024!
27th and 28th January, 2024 @ Novotel London West
Whether you’re just starting out on your search for a French property, dreaming of moving to France, looking for advice about property ownership, or selling a property, the French Property Exhibition is the ideal place to find the answers to your questions – and maybe your dream property! Here are just some of the reasons to visit the exhibition.
BUYING OR SELLING A PROPERTY
No need to travel to France; you can start your search for a property in London! At the exhibition, you can browse through details of properties for sale across France, ideal for holiday or permanent homes or investments. Estate agents with a wealth of experience in cross-Channel property transactions – many of whom have done the move themselves – will be on hand to discuss your property requirements, talk you through properties on their books, help you choose where to buy a home, and how to make the most of your budget. You can even make plans to have your own house built from scratch. Vendors, too, will have the opportunity to discuss the options for selling their French property.
“The exhibition is a fabulous opportunity to talk to visitors about what’s available property-wise and lay to rest any potential challenges they might perceive,” says Joanna Leggett of estate agency Leggett Immobilier, while Saskia Vlaskamp of Beaux Villages agency says: “From advice on areas, the buying process, moving to France, investment opportunities and what you can get for your money, our experts would love to meet you and talk through your property plans.”
The decision to buy a property in France or move there is exciting but possibly daunting, too. So, it’s important to get the best legal advice from an expert experienced in cross-border transactions and property ownership. From the legal process for buying a home to estate planning and will-making, as well as your legal obligations as a property owner, the experts at the exhibition will be able to help you. And judging from the queues at the last exhibition, face-to-face advice is still highly valued: “We were impressed by the level of detail buyers were seeking,” comments Matthew Cameron of Ashtons Legal. “While there is a good appetite for purchasing a property in France, buyers are clearly doing their research in advance, and using the exhibition to speak to the professionals.”
FINANCIAL AND TAX PLANNING
Few people relish talking about tax, but doing so in advance of your purchase or move could save you money and stress. Jason Porter of exhibition sponsor Blevins Franks says: “The French Property Exhibition is a goldmine of information, and not just about buying property. We’re looking forward to meeting people excited about moving to France. It’s a pleasure to advise them on the financial planning steps they need to take – learning about the French tax and succession landscape before you go provides advantages.”
There’s a simple way to make the most of your budget, and that’s by using a currency specialist, who will get the best rate for you when exchanging your pounds to euros, and vice versa if you’re selling up. It’s also a key part of making regular payments to France, for bills, mortgages and pensions, for example. “The exhibition covers all aspects of buying, selling and living in France with approachable professionals and plenty of advice for different circumstances and budgets,” says Mar Bonnin-Palmer of foreign exchange company Moneycorp.
Not sure about the 90/180 days rule now in place for Brits spending time in Europe? Want to spend more than three months at your French holiday home? Or do you plan to move to France and aren’t sure of the process? Our visa experts can advise you on what visa you need and how you can make the move.
In addition to the legal and financial aspects of moving to France, there are many more ways our experts can help you. French administration can be stressful, but luckily, there are companies on hand who can assist with everything from registering with the French healthcare authorities to exchanging your driving licence, residency applications, paying your bills, and much more.
Planning ahead is the key to a stress-free moving day. At the exhibition you can discuss your plans with removals companies who have been moving people’s belongings both ways across the Channel for decades. From getting quotes to different vehicle and packing options, they’ll have the answers.
Worried about your French home when you’re not there? Or perhaps you want to rent out your property and need a professional to manage holiday lettings, changeover days and so on. The exhibition will give you the chance to speak to property management companies who can do everything from preparing your home for your arrival, liaising with utility companies on your behalf, greeting paying guests, making sure your garden doesn’t become a wilderness, and more.
Don’t forget insurance! Whether you’re insuring your home, car or children (yes, it’s a requirement for schoolchildren in France!) or need medical insurance, you can find out what’s required and discuss the potential costs with our insurance exhibitors.
As if all the above wasn’t enough to tempt you, the exhibition also hosts free seminars, providing further in-depth advice on key topics such as choosing where to buy a property, making the most of your budget, estate planning and moving to France.
REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS NOW!
The French Property Exhibition is hosted by France Media Group, publisher of French Property News and France Today magazines, as well as the French Entrée and Complete France websites. “We are immensely proud of the success of the French Property Exhibition 2023,” says Managing Director Ben Stephens. “Looking forward to 2024, we are excited about hosting a bigger, better and even busier exhibition.”
To register for free tickets, visit www.frenchpropertyexhibition.com/show/london/ or click the button below.
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