French Property Blog, Tips and News

Here's some inheritance related information about buying property and real estate en tontine or with a tontine pact, but first, just what is a tontine clause? The tontine clause (also called 'tontine pacte') may be an option…
By comparing the luxury real estate listings on its website, the SeLoger Group has calculated the average selling price of a castle in France. As usual, location remains the main valuation factor for this type of real estate.…
Is moving to France a good idea? We certainly think it is, not just for the weather, the fabulous food, amazing wines, rich culture, history, superb healthcare or for a renovation project with land and outbuildings in the…
The laws on property ownership in France depend on the type of property you are buying and the amount of land it comes with.  If the property has more than one hectare of land ( 2 acres and a half), then it’s…
The PUMA system (Protection Universelle Maladie) was introduced in 2016, it was created to simplify access to french health care and avoid living in France with no health cover. This measure is also useful for the self-employed…
With the cost of products and services increasing year after year, owners of property, expats and families in France are taking time to scrutinise their insurance arrangements and policies, especially for health and life…
We’ve previously written on our blog about how families and seniors can get started with the CPAM registration process. So with the global pandemic and winter around the corner, we wanted to revisit this very essential…
To be allowed to start a new construction site or transformation of your french house and/or ANY if its annexes (outbuilding, barn, garage, pool, veranda, garden shed, etc.), you must first obtain a building permit from…
The online system for Brits to apply for residency permits to stay in France after Brexit is now live after months and months of delays, and much frustration from british expats living in France. The application process…