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Are you ready for exchange of information?

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

From January 2016, financial institutions in over 50 countries around the world began collecting information on their clients and their accounts. This data will be passed onto the clients’ country of residence in 2017. Cross-border taxation can get complex for expatriates, and it is important to make sure […]

Half of British house hunters in France wanting to leave the UK permanently ­­

A poll conducted by Leggett Immobilier, the largest seller of French property to British purchasers, has shown that half of all British clients considering buying a property in France, are doing so to move to the country permanently.

The poll which was run following the result of the referendum has shown that British people are […]

Capital Gains Tax On Property in France

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

If you are looking to buy a property in France, or already own one, you need to know what sort of tax to expect if and when you come to sell it. On the sale, you will be liable to French capital gains tax whether you are […]

What’s happening in Toulouse ?

The determination to make Toulouse the ‘capital’ of the region has of course raised a lot of coverage, particularly from the Montpellier region . . . But here is a snapshot with fact and figures and an outline of the investment plan for Toulouse. Whilst well known for aerospace ‘la Ville Rose’ is actively taking […]

Guide To Buying Property In France: Finding Your Ideal Property With Home Hunts

by Tim Swannie

Buying any type of property or land in France is strictly regulated and navigating your way through the property buying process can be somewhat daunting. For this reason Home Hunts have put together adefinitive guide to buying property in France to help offer you advice through every step of this process. This […]

The benefits of a serviced home in a residential community in the Tarn . . .

Interview by Anna Chadwick

Jan Lawson has just bought a 2-bed ‘Corduries’ house at at ‘La Durantie’ for £333,000 and is looking forward to a move-in date of autumn next year . . . She sees the on-site management team, on-site shared leisure facilities including pool upkeep a real benefit. There’s also […]

What is France doing about repaying social charges on sales of properties by non-residents?

by David Anderson Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. French tax and social security law are highly specialised areas and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case.


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France has more ski-days than anywhere else

by Julian Walker of

Figures recently released from the Domaines Skiables de France (French ski areas organisation) show that the country has more skier days than any other, at 53.9 million compared to second place USA at 53.6 million days.

The French ski resort of La Plagne can also claim to be the world’s […]

October in the Pyrenées-Orientales

by Cristina Gemmino and Louise Sayers

Autumn is here

I found this lovely quote from Maurice Chapelan (a French writer) about autumn “La veillesse embellit tout : elle a l’effet du soleil couchant dans les beaux arbre d’octobre” – roughly translated, this means “Age makes everything beautiful : it has the effect of a […]

Lass (64) declares indépendance !

by John Marshall

Laas in the 64 Pyrénées Atlantiques.

You need something to make you stand out from the crowd, so declare yourself a “Principalité”, erect a custom’s post, invite Brigitte Bardot to stay and as she didn’t accept put up a plaque saying “she could have stayed here”.

This is a wonderful place, it’s […]