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started by: EmmaF-994662 · last update: 1621325301 · posted: 1621266440

I am planning to buy a property from my parents who live in Brittany and wish to return to the UK. I have a job which is fully remote (nothing to do with COVID, this is just a permanently 'from home' job). My contract of employment states that I am a remote worker and therefore I can be based anywhere. The (french) bank has given me an agreement in principle for a mortgage on this basis and they seem satisfied by my employment status and ability to pay a mortgage. I am now seeking advice re tax and visas. Things seem to be so complicated as a result of Brexit and I just want to make sure I have all bases covered with plenty of time. As the property I will buy belongs to my parents, there is no pressure to push this through quickly, so I would rather get things right than hurry along through something that I don't fully understand. Any suggestions would be very helpful. 

started by: RAS-408884 · last update: 1620891383 · posted: 1619966809

Can anyone advise what is the official conversation rate is for Uk income on this years tax return ?Thankyou.

started by: mark-furness-992264 · last update: 1620658736 · posted: 1619293249

I have a 25 year endowment policy  from the  pludential in the uk.It was called life assurance with profits policy.It terminated in octomber 2019 so im all ready late declaring this.Cant find any information of which boxs to fill in on the french tax form and how to work out sum to declare.any help from somebody who as already declared this kind of investment .thanks Mark

started by: laneyloo · last update: 1620312599 · posted: 1619492668

I've been asked to post our deeds  I dont like this idea  but if I dont  Ithe sale cannot go though has anyone sold a property lately and been able to complete DIGITALLY and also the buyer is in uk   so I cant see the point in changing into euro then back into pounds any advice  appreciated 

started by: petdon-421154 · last update: 1620211497 · posted: 1620112795

My wife and I do not speak enough French to be able to properly understand the French Tax forms.We need help to fill them in, can anyone help .Thank you, Peter Donohoe.

started by: laneyloo · last update: 1619765331 · posted: 1618906564

Can we use a UK solicitor without extra chargers  to both buyer and seller please 

started by: laneyloo · last update: 1619492503 · posted: 1618906292

We have sold our property  to a lady who is a family friend we both need to sell our place and as we are losing cash on sale and our friend only has the £40,000 she is buying the house for plus small amount for legal costs  it's very difficult  as the estate agent wanted  her fee we cancelled that thinking we can do on line  can anyone advise  which Notaire we can use that speaks English when we call.the one we were told do they dont ! Really want this to go smoothly but st the moment its driving both buyer and is the sellers crazy please advise  were in Finestere  area Brittany 

started by: Euroman7 · last update: 1617952717 · posted: 1617883209

Hi, can anyone advise?. I have a French car which due to Covid has not been used since October 2019. The insurance premium has had a 15 Euro reduction applied by provider. The Controle Technique runs out in October. My question is: Will an insurance premium be legal and required if car has no MOT?. The vehicle is housed in garage at property.

started by: oakley-419073 · last update: 1617871407 · posted: 1617871407

Hi,Does anyone know of a Spanish speaking Notaire around Carhaix area.  It would also be helpful if they spoke some English also.  Have to have a Spanish document looked at and witnessed.  Have checked on line and cannot find any.

started by: Susan K · last update: 1617191319 · posted: 1617176927

I hope someone can help. We sold our French house in January, last year. We received a fonciere bill in August and I wrote to them saying the house had been sold. I received another demand, so I wrote to them again. I have now received a letter telling me I have 15 days to pay and they had added another €500 as well. Can anyone please advise me as I don’t know what to do. I was told at the time of selling that the new owner would pay the bill, but that was over the telephone and not in writing. 

started by: gisme · last update: 1616751812 · posted: 1136894399

Does anyone know the exact legal position of UK debt collectors here in France and their methods of collection.

started by: philip-catchpole-986616 · last update: 1615480617 · posted: 1615480617

We are just starting this. We are looking for properties to holiday let in Brittany/Morbihan. We have had offers of help from various companies for tax, currency, property advice etc. We do not know who to trust. Is there any advice you all have?

started by: Otto-626547 · last update: 1611666253 · posted: 1357559913

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could advise me or has perhaps been in  a similar situation ? I have lived in France 15 years and have recently just got divorced here using a French avocat, as I have two children living here with me . I am a Uk citizen and was married in the Uk to another Uk national before we moved to France. The divorce is now finalised and registered here on the Repertoire civile in Nantes but it says the following at the bottom on the divorce certificate; "Aucun acte d'état civile , susceptible d'etre mis a jour, n'est conservé sur un registre français. (pour la mise à jour de leurs actes d'état civile, les ressortissants étrangers doivent s'adresser aux autorities locales ou consulaires de leur pays ) " I take this to mean that my divorce has to be registered in the Uk somehow , but I have contacted the British Consulate who can't help, I also rang the general register office of England and wales who couldn't help either !! So how do i get my divorce recognised in the UK , surely if I ever wanted to marry again in the Uk there must be some kind of record ?? Any help or advice much appreciated .

started by: Caroline-Allen-978105 · last update: 1610110028 · posted: 1609420017

Hi all, trying to pay French taxes from Uk, and I'm told that from 2020 Taxe d'Habitation was rolled in to something else. Can anyone clarify -- usually there is Tax d'Hab, Taxe Fonciere and the media taxe. Many thanks

started by: ItchyFeet · last update: 1609758997 · posted: 1609717928

Anyone had an application appointment yet? Which prefecture?Im in Finistere, probably under Quimper, applied beginning of Nov, no rush I suppose but yet to hear anything (other than email confirmation).

started by: John-Cowles-977280 · last update: 1606669828 · posted: 1606645834

Apologies for the length of this question.  My wife and I are Directors and shareholders in a UK company that employs 50 people.   We are not the only directors or shareholders and the company will not open an office in France.  We move to France on 2/12 to take up residency and get a CdS before the final death knell of Brexit on 31/12/2020.  I will fulfil my role remotely from France and the company has registered through TFE and will employ me that way and pay French min wage (for cadre) and all relevant social taxes etc.  My wife is in receipt of a state pension, has her S1 and will not work in France.   She was in receipt of a min wage employee salary in the UK for tax purposes (nearly all our income is from dividends) but her employee status will terminate on 2/12 otherwise she will lose the S1 benefits.  Under UK law she can remain a Director whilst not an employee.  Is there any French law that prevents her from being a Director of a foreign company whilst an 'inactif' resident in France?  Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.

started by: Anita-Pall-976935 · last update: 1606298233 · posted: 1606240635

Is Static/Mobile Home Insurance a legal requirement in Brittany.............?

started by: Philip-brown-973374 · last update: 1606147367 · posted: 1605649374

Hi, has anyone else been forced to pay their tax d'habitation by direct debit against their wishes and consent ?Philip 

started by: Stephen-Hoskin-975002 · last update: 1605365905 · posted: 1605346667

We live in England and have a place in Brittany - Has anyone received an auto-certification fiscale from their bank?

started by: BateauVert · last update: 1605178914 · posted: 1605178914

Hello, we rented a flat in Dinan for 4 plus years and moved out at the end of August. We left everything clean and in good order, and the rental agent and I completed the état des lieu with only one minor query about broken stopper in the bathroom sink. Since then we have not received any portion of our security deposit back. I believe from some basic research that this can take up to two months, so after that period had expired, I called the rental agent to ask about it. He was surprised to learn that the owner had not sent it to us yet, and as usual, seems to think that I should do all the work of communicating directly with the owners, which I don’t want to do. We initially arranged the rental through the agency and paid the deposit to them, so I think it is their problem to solve.My question is - if I continue to get nowhere with this, what would be a good next step? I can write a letter myself, but would it be worth getting something from a notaire, or would it have to be an avocat? Many thanks

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