Hi Just wanting a bit of advice.How do people include their assets they have in france when making a will if you reside in the uk.we have a house here and a house in the uk ,and i was wondering about the inheritance laws etc in france and how they may affect a uk will. thanks
I'm surprised that no one has brought up what's happening with the economic climate. I am trying to sell one of my houses in Burgundy and I have had two offers fall through neither buyers could get mortgages finalized. At first I was pretty shocked that they had made offers without consulting with their mortgage advisers first but one of them explained that he had approached his bank for a loan (I understand that in France loans and mortgages are not necessarily allocated in the same way as in the US) and they had given him a somewhat positive response to his enquiries, but when it came time to actually get the paperwork going they denied him. Then the same thing happened to another potential buyer this week: denied mortgage! I've heard that France is pretty strict about giving out credit but frankly this feels like the same thing that happening all over America, people getting denied loans and mortgages for houses even though they could easily afford the repayments. I get the impression that no one is really talking about it here, amongst expats that is. As soon as I enter France it's like this financial crisis isn't hitting anyone, even though things are obviously becoming more and more financial precarious. Of course, I know feel like I'm only going to be able to sell my house to a cash buyer, who aren't exactly banging down the door. Come on guys, surely this is effecting some of you?
Is anyone applying or have just started receiving the UK state pension while working and living in France.I reach UK retirement age this year and have just received the forms to fill in!!! has anyone used the eservice online method?, if any of you are self employed and pay cotts to the MSA and have been through the process could you please post or e-mail your experiences.Thanks in advance................
hi We have recently received a form which asks us to state when we bought our house and the usual if we have furniture etc., in it. The problem is that on this form the name of the previous owner does not appear. However, the owner of the property before the last owners does. My question is: Are we likely to be liable for any taxes that the previous owner has not paid? Can anyone help? isnt life great
Good morning, we have been valiantly trying to obtain the PdC on our plot of land in Bourgogne since Nov. 2007. After many attempts on our part to move the application forward,( there are some minor areas of the design that have been rejected ) we have now been told that because the application was turned down in 2008 we have to now submit a completely fresh application. Can anyone advise us whether this is indeed the case? Regards
What are the rules about providing proof of idea when writing a cheque? Some times I am asked for proof and sometimes not, as such I have been caught out without my ID when trying to write a cheque and have had to cancel paying for an item. Is this at the store's discretion whether or not to demand ID?
Panic!! Our taxe d'habitation got send to our UK address, which means we only just recieved it with our forwarded mail and we are already two weeks late in paying it. From what i can understnad there is a 10% fine for late payment. Does anyone know how strictly this is enforced???
Does anyone know if it's possible to arrange a prelevement for a bill that is not in my name? I'm trying to get our phone bill to have a direct debit from my account but the bill is in my partner's name. I seem to be coming up across some stumbling blocks and I'm not sure if it's my limited French or just because it's not actually possible. I know that in the UK this can often be a problem. Thanks.