In this detailed step-by-step description, we follow the development of a new-build from an empty plot to the approval of the building plans.
If you are renovating or converting an existing building, are you under obligation to conform to laws regarding accessibility? Or is it enough to apply common sense?
When you arrange a visit to a property, the estate agent asks you to sign a bon de visite. What is this document and how legally binding is it?
The taxe d’amenagement is a planning tax in France that takes some people by surprise. A bit of research and advance notice can reduce the shock to the system.
When UK nationals buy property in France and/or move to live there, one significant difference between the UK and France that they need to be aware of is the French succession (inheritance) law, and the implications on inheritance tax.
Your questions answered: when you buy a property why are the fees retained by Notaires in France so substantial? There is understandable confusion about this point but in fact most of these monies are collected by the Notaire acting on behalf of the state.
The project of a home in Paris, either as a permanent or holiday home, can become a little daunting precisely because of the sheer beauty, diversity and density of the city. Each quartier has its own flavour, from the stately…