The hidden costs of owning property in France
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The hidden costs of owning property in France

One thing that house-hunters in France often notice is the cheap property prices - those €50,000 châteaux for example - but there are quite a few hidden costs to buying and owning property in France.

French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate
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French property roundup: €10k grants and getting a builder’s estimate

French property roundup: Second-home tax increases and one-click moving website
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French property roundup: Second-home tax increases and one-click moving website

Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)
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Visas and residency permits: How to move to France (and stay here)

French property roundup: Villages advertising for buyers and shared second-home schemes
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French property roundup: Villages advertising for buyers and shared second-home schemes

EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France
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EXPLAINED: How to apply for a visa to France

French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending
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French banks toughen up rules on mortgage lending

French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town
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French property roundup: Tougher mortgage rules and France’s favourite seaside town

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects
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French building boom leads to shortage of builders for property renovation projects

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

Renting furnished accommodation in France: What should your landlord provide?
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Renting furnished accommodation in France: What should your landlord provide?

Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property
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Everything you need know about installing a swimming pool at your French property

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points
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Property in France: A weekly roundup of the latest news and talking points

‘Organise your documents and dress smartly’: Readers’ top tips for getting a French visa
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‘Organise your documents and dress smartly’: Readers’ top tips for getting a French visa

11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local
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11 French life hacks that will make you feel like a local

EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants
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EXPLAINED: How to access France’s €20k property renovation grants

A beginner’s guide to renting property in France
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A beginner’s guide to renting property in France

Reader question: Is my non-French Will valid in France?
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Reader question: Is my non-French Will valid in France?

Talent passport: The little-known French visa that could make moving to France a lot easier
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Talent passport: The little-known French visa that could make moving to France a lot easier

REVEALED: The richest towns in the Paris region
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REVEALED: The richest towns in the Paris region

Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside
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Record numbers of rural property sales as French flee to the countryside

EXPLAINED: Do you have to pay duty if you bring furniture from the UK to France?
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EXPLAINED: Do you have to pay duty if you bring furniture from the UK to France?

How France is making renting property (a bit) easier
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How France is making renting property (a bit) easier

The ‘unwanted’ French properties with falling prices
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The ‘unwanted’ French properties with falling prices

Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France
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Everything you need to know about setting up a bank account in France

Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult
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Why getting a mortgage in France is about to get more difficult

Six things to think about before buying a house in France
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Six things to think about before buying a house in France

Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city
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Banlieue boom: Suburbs’ property prices soar as Parisians continue to flee the city

How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France?
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How can British second home owners spend more than 90 days in France?

The real cost of buying a house in France
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The real cost of buying a house in France

How to calculate notaire fees when buying French property
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How to calculate notaire fees when buying French property

French bank lays out tougher mortgage requirements for Brits buying second homes
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French bank lays out tougher mortgage requirements for Brits buying second homes

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st
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EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in France before December 31st

Seven things to know before becoming an Au Pair in France
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Seven things to know before becoming an Au Pair in France

These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there
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These are the ‘best’ cities in France – according to the people who live there

Seven reasons to move to Montpellier
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Seven reasons to move to Montpellier

French property: ‘We’ve seen a real rise in British buyers looking for lockdown retreats’
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French property: ‘We’ve seen a real rise in British buyers looking for lockdown retreats’

How to move to France on an English-teaching programme
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How to move to France on an English-teaching programme

Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’
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Bordeaux: Reasons to move to France’s ‘wine capital’

How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?
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How easy is it to move to France if you don’t speak French?

How Americans can move to France (and stay here)
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How Americans can move to France (and stay here)

Ten things to expect if you move to rural France
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Ten things to expect if you move to rural France

Can I move house to France during lockdown?
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Can I move house to France during lockdown?

France-bound American English teaching assistants hope for end to virus visa limbo
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France-bound American English teaching assistants hope for end to virus visa limbo

The post Brexit Day property boom in France
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The post Brexit Day property boom in France

Moving to France: What should I do first, residency, healthcare or driving licence?
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Moving to France: What should I do first, residency, healthcare or driving licence?

‘Keep all paperwork and learn patience’ – What you need to know about moving to France
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‘Keep all paperwork and learn patience’ – What you need to know about moving to France

Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier
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Eight smartphone apps that make life in France a bit easier

The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about
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The ever-growing hidden cost that French property buyers need to know about

How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me
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How learning a language as a child opened up France and the world to me

Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children
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Parents reveal: The hardest things about moving to France with children

What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?
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What is the hardest thing about moving to France with children?

Ten of the best properties in France you can buy for less than €100k (with one at just €26k)
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Ten of the best properties in France you can buy for less than €100k (with one at just €26k)

IN PICTURES: The five places in France with the highest percentage of second homes
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IN PICTURES: The five places in France with the highest percentage of second homes

Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to
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Carte vitale: What your French health insurance card entitles you to

Desperate to move to France before Brexit? You should read this
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Desperate to move to France before Brexit? You should read this

9 things to expect when moving to Paris
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9 things to expect when moving to Paris

Property prices: The cheapest areas of France to move to
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Property prices: The cheapest areas of France to move to

Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle
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Health insurance in France: What you need to know about a mutuelle

How much money do you need to get a visa for France?
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How much money do you need to get a visa for France?

Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)
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Why the French dream of living in rural France (but are unlikely to make the move)

The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about
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The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about

What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one
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What you need to know about exchanging your UK driving licence for a French one

Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France
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Healthcare: What you need to know if you’re going to retire in France

Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?
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Are you missing out on the billions of unclaimed family benefits in France?

‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’
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‘If you can move to France before Brexit, then get on with it’

The questions Americans should ask before moving to France
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The questions Americans should ask before moving to France

The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France
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The vital French terms you need to know when buying a house in France

The essential language you need to understand the French school system
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The essential language you need to understand the French school system

Should you move to France without a word of French?
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Should you move to France without a word of French?

Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France
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Forget the sunny south, here’s why you should move to northern France

How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?
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How can you avoid mistakes when you move to France?

Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen
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Living in France: How to avoid being conned by rogue tradesmen

How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats
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How foreigners in France fall victim to being conned by fellow expats

Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?
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Where do all the English speaking expats live in France?

Six tips to make that daunting move to France run smoothly
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Six tips to make that daunting move to France run smoothly

What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France
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What you need to think about before buying that dream house in France

Property blog: The parts of France where you can still find bargains
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Property blog: The parts of France where you can still find bargains

Are these the most desirable places in France to have a second home?
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Are these the most desirable places in France to have a second home?

Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting
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Renting in Paris: Ten things you need to know about apartment hunting

The seven biggest myths about the Brits living in France
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The seven biggest myths about the Brits living in France

Ten things I wish I’d known before I moved to rural France

Ten things I wish I’d known before I moved to rural France

How quality of life improves when you move to France
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How quality of life improves when you move to France

Working in France: The French job speak you need to know
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Working in France: The French job speak you need to know

32 mistakes foreigners make when they arrive in France
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32 mistakes foreigners make when they arrive in France

The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France
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The trials and tribulations of moving to rural France

The trials and tribulations of moving to France as an American
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The trials and tribulations of moving to France as an American

Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think
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Why finding French friends in France might be trickier than you think

From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?
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From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?

EXPLAINED: How to officially prove your ID and address in France
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EXPLAINED: How to officially prove your ID and address in France

French real estate agents report rush of British buyers ahead of Brexit
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French real estate agents report rush of British buyers ahead of Brexit

Brexit: What you need to know if you’re planning on moving to France in 2020
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Brexit: What you need to know if you’re planning on moving to France in 2020

Brexit: What are the differences between moving to France before or after December 31st?
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Brexit: What are the differences between moving to France before or after December 31st?

Ask the experts: The pitfalls to avoid when moving to France
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Ask the experts: The pitfalls to avoid when moving to France

Studying in France: what you need to know
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Studying in France: what you need to know