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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 few English [...]

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 French government now [...]

Estate planning for France – Will your family be treated the way you want them to?

Good estate planning is about achieving the peace of mind that our affairs are in order and that, as far as possible, what we want to happen in the future will happen in the way we wish.

Estate planning in France is made far more challenging by ‘forced heirship’ succession law and inheritance tax rates [...]

If you need help with Thursday’s vote . . . in brief

A strong hand  The Conservative manifesto released last week contains 86 instances of the word ‘strong’, in case it was not clear that ‘strengthening her hand’ was something that Theresa May was concerned about. The word strong was also no doubt designed to throw shade on what the Conservatives might like voters to see as [...]

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 [...]

Race for Life

Cancer effects everyone and this years 4th annual 5K Race for Cancer Research UK gives you an opportunity to donate to cancer research, retain your fitness level and enjoy a wonderful summer morning.

The Run

It takes place June 11th at the beautiful l’Etang park in Mougins. Whether you stroll, jog or run, you will [...]

Diary of a Vineyard, May 2017, an insight from Rives Blanques

by Jan Panman

Tuesday May 2

We wind up our visit to New York with a degree of satisfaction: our wines seem to be going down well with the restaurants and wine merchants we meet.

They certainly go down well with us – that is, the sommeliers and wine buyers, who buoy us up with [...]

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 [...]

Your Reading for June by Susan Keefe

My Good Life in France 

by Janine Marsh

Do people really buy a house in another country on impulse, or is it just something TV shows fool you into believing? Well, the author Janine Marsh certainly did just that on a wet and windy February cross channel day out with her husband Mark, and [...]

A review of ‘Landsliding’, a new novel

Written by Mandy Jameson

A taut thriller, Landsliding is a gripping read from first page to last, with tension mounting all the way through to the totally unexpected end.

The plot sweeps the reader along at breakneck speed through clever twists and turns, with sympathies veering from one character to another as the narrative unfolds [...]