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Bills, borders and balancing acts

By Richard Pickering, Cushman & Wakefield

Surging, settling and stepping down One year on

Well you can’t accuse it of being a dull year since the EU referendum can you? The Prime Minister resigned, the Chancellor resigned and the leader of UKIP resigned. The Governor of the Bank of England announced his intention to resign. […]

Aude village in the top 13 villages competition

The 13 French communes competing for this year’s ‘Village préféré des Français’ contest have been announced, and Lagrasse in the Aude is amongst the elite few!

Now in its sixth year, the popular France 2 programme will be presented by Stéphane Bern, who will examine the heritage, gastronomy, crafts and conviviality that mark out […]

The Bank of Mum and Dad

by Gemma Wright

What is it?

Soon to be the 10th biggest lender in the UK, it is now more common than not that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will be gifting or lending money to their children to help them buy a home.

How is it usually done?

Gift

Often parents simply give […]

Relocation to Paris – Brexit Matters

by David Anderson

If you are being relocated to Paris we offer the following as a package. It should cover most situations though we can deal with more detailed aspects too.

Act in the sale of your English property. We have the expertise to tie in your English sale with your French purchase. Very […]

Reclaiming French Tax Agent’s Fees

French government had about 8 accountancy firms covering whole of France who took 1% of each sale to work out the French Capital Gains Tax!. It was a very cosy relationship with government people and fees were extortionate. The EU declared whole thing illegal in around 2011 but was only stopped on 1st January 2015. […]

The Impact of Macron’s Victory on the French Property Market

Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts, the French luxury property specialists, says:

“We are delighted about Emmanuel Macron’s victory. We have absolutely no doubt that he is the right man for the job.

Monsieur Macron is young and dynamic, he is pro-EU and pro-business, his En Marche! party have pledged to continue to bring stability […]

Getting the Best Speed from YOUR wifi.

by Bob Elliott

It all started with TV remote controls, then cordless phones and mobiles, the age of being connected but not attached to our devices by wires has really taken off.

Fifteen years ago when UKTelecom started providing services to expats in France we sold just low cost calls and dial-up internet connections. How […]

Stakes and chips

A personal view of the business and role of property

by Richard Pickering, Head of Research & Insight Cushman & Wakefield

The Devil and the deep blue Channel A no-win outcome for the UK is starting to form on the other side of La Manche. The new French President is very likely (1/8) to be […]

A personal view of the business and role of property

by Richard Pickering, Head of Research & Insight Cushman & Wakefield

In the balance

Plan for Britain We are now serving notice on the EU under Article 50. Although the precise contents of the letter that Theresa May will send to Donald Tusk are unknown, she has given some indication of what may be in […]

Brexit, VAT and property values

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. You should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article does not constitute investment advice.

There has been a […]