Housing
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Renting a property in France

Renting property in France and your rights as a tenant

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Every newcomer should know the certain rules of renting French property – being aware of your tenant rights can protect you when renting a property in Paris or around France.

Buy a property in France

Buying property in France

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Moving to France? Find out what you need to know before buying French property and how to find your dream home in France.

French mortgages

Your guide to French mortgages

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We delve into the business of securing a mortgage in France and deliver the basic facts about French mortgages and buying French property.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Renting an apartment sight unseen

Renting an apartment sight unseen: the dos and don’ts

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Many expats find that they must choose their new apartment without viewing it in person. Though renting an apartment sight unseen has been made easier thanks to the internet, it still requires careful consideration.

Expat mortgages in France

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Looking at French property for sale? Make sure you're aware of the rules of expat mortgages in France before you buy your dream French property.

10 things to do before moving out of your apartment in France

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Here are some practical tips for moving out of your apartment in France, from terminating your lease and getting your deposit back to forwarding your post.

Renting problems in France

Top 5 problems faced by renters in France

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France may have the best tenancy protection laws in the world but renters still need to exercise caution before renting a home in France.

Renting in Paris

Renting in Paris

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Find a new home with a view of the Eiffel Tower or Montmartre with our guide to renting in Paris.

Live in Paris

Where to live near Paris

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If you're looking to live in Paris, you'll also find beautiful towns and quiet suburbs outside Paris that offer a wider range of housing options.

Where to live in Paris

Where to live in Paris

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Wondering where to live in Paris? Discover the different characters of the Paris arrondissements with this handy guide.

Top tips for buying property abroad

Top 5 tips for buying a house abroad

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Reduce the risk of legal pitfalls and bad property investments with this guide to buying property abroad.

Buying property in Paris

Buying property in Paris

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How to find the perfect property in Paris, whether you want to live in an apartment in Paris's city centre or find a house in the quieter Parisian suburbs.

Properties near Paris

Buying a property near or outside Paris

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How to find a home in the suburbs of Paris or further out in the French countryside surrounding France's capital city.

Renovating, decorating a house in France

French property: Renovations, decorating, safety, holiday letting

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Find out how to renovate and decorate your new French home, plus learn the French property safety standards and how to create a holiday sublet for rent.



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