France is one of the safest property investments in the world

I find myself in a strange position this week – I am feeling sorry for French estate agents. Having just done a two-day course on French law and ethics as it applies to French property transactions, I realize that I have, in the past, underestimated the huge legal responsibility that estate agents . . . → Read More: France is one of the safest property investments in the world

How safe is the house buying process in France?

The more I hear from friends and clients about the trials and tribulations of trying to buy and sell property in the UK and other countries around the world, the more I appreciate how regulated, fair and relatively un-stressful the French system is. In France, a vendor pays for the basic . . . → Read More: How safe is the house buying process in France?

Everything including the kitchen sink

What constitutes fixtures and fittings in a French property sale?

There is no clear legal definition in France between fixtures and fittings in a property sale which can cause last-minute complications between buyer and seller.

In fact, very often in France, seller and buyer leave unstated exactly what is to . . . → Read More: Everything including the kitchen sink