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Tesla has said little about its solar roof since it began taking orders but here’s what we do know​

by Danielle Muoio from The Business Insider

Considering Tesla’s recent Model 3 handover party, it’s not all that surprising that the focus of early August’s earnings call was production for the company’s first mass-market sedan.

But it was also the first earnings report since Tesla started accepting orders in May forits new solar roof […]

Investors take advantage of low interest rates to buy in the Riviera​

By Enzo Marchetti – Associate at Enness International

“It’s not new to say that France, and especially the French Riviera, is a major hub in the luxury housing market of central Europe.

France has just emerged from a challenging five years, with major economic and political problems, but, thanks to recent election results, the […]

Income tax breaks for high earners relocating to Paris

By David Anderson

The French government has recently announced income tax breaks for high earners relocating to Paris. This is an attempt to get more bankers to choose Paris rather than competing EU cities post Brexit.

A summary of the tax relief can be seen here

Surprisingly for such an important tax break the […]

French Property

By David Anderson

Buying a property? Beware a tax trap on payment of estate agent fees!

In a French property transaction, it is the buyer who is responsible for paying the stamp duty and other registration taxes. When it comes to the estate agent’s commission; this can be paid either by the buyer or the […]

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?


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 […]