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Buying a Property to Renovate in France

Many of the properties for sale come with that key caveat. they ‘need work’. Our expert contributor shares tips for buying a property to renovate in France.

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools in France Welcome to our comprehensive guide to swimming pools in France. Here you’ll find all the info you need, whether you’re building a new pool from scratch or want to get handy hints for maintaining your poolside paradise.

Preparing Your Pool for Winter

Preparing your pool for the winter is an essential task that will keep the pool and equipment in good condition ready for quickly re-opening the pool in the spring. Here is a guide to the procedure that should be followed…

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Using a Lawyer as a Property Agent

Such an extension of the fields of activity of French lawyers can only be of benefit to potential buyers and sellers. Indeed, a lawyer is a necessary intermediary to guarantee optimal security concerning the legal situation of a property.

French Property South of the River Loire

This month, Alison Morton, our Property Finder for the Loire area, provides us with a guest post on French properties south of the river… Think Loire Valley, think River Loire? Not necessarily. Away from the river itself lies some of

How to Keep Your Pool Water Crystal Clear

Swimming pool water needs to go through a variety of purification processes in order to keep it clean and safe. Chemicals, filters, ph, water types and many more factors need to be taken in to account.

3 – Phase Electricity Supplies

For a domestic dwelling the standing charges by EDF for a 3-phase supply can be higher than that of single phase, but where there is a large load requirement it is often the only practical solution.

Green Pool

Treating a Green Pool in France

It doesn’t matter how well we look after our pools, at some time, for one reason or another, the chances are you will have to battle with a green pool…

French Destination Property Maintenance Services

Image not found.If you own a property in the Lot or Correze then we may be able to help you. Our aim is to give our customers help and peace of mind with all their property care needs. House cleaning, garden care and landscaping, swimming pool maintenance, holiday changeovers, and key holding are just some of our services…

Some Fresh Alternatives to Chlorine for Your Pool

I expect everyone will have experienced the strong smell, dry skin, red and stinging eyes you get after visiting public baths, so it’s no surprise that many people who own or are considering a swimming pool for the first time will look for an alternative sanitiser to chlorine.

How to DIY a Swimming Pool

Installing your own swimming pool can be very rewarding and certainly save you a packet. Follow these 10 easy stages and you won’t go far wrong.

Swimming Pool Safety in France

The recent changes to French Law mean that all privately owned swimming pools must now have a safety device in place that conforms to AFNOR Standards. The law is enforced by a fine of up to €45,000 and inspectors are checking swimming pools in all regions for the correct installation of alarms and barriers.

House, Garden and Pool Cleaning – Cahors

Image not found.Providing a range of services in the Cahors area ranging from housekeeping, house cleaning services, pool maintenance, garden care & grounds maintenance, to dressing your property for sale. Carroll Property Services caring for your Home away from Home

French Holiday Home Insurance

If you don’t plan to live in your second home for much of the year it’s important that your insurance takes this into account. And if you want to let it, you will need insurance for that too…