Hi, can anyone help. I am trying to pay my Orange internet invoice and as I do not yet have a bank account I am using their website to pay by credit card. However, no matter how many times I try the "payer en ligne" button just goes to a blank page every time. The man on the Orange English speaking help line was useless and told me they only accept French credit cards!! Has anyone else had this problem, as my cards got the visa sign on it i thought it would be ok??? Thanks
We began renting our current property in France while we were still working in the UK but last summer we packed up work and moved out here permanently. We are not intending to work in France, most of our investments are still outside France and although we believe we are now resident in France for tax purposes we have not been here long enough to have made a French tax return yet.It seems that, intentionally or otherwise, the introduction of the new GRL (insurance policy to protect landlords against unpaid rent) now makes it impossible for us to rent another property in France unless it is "particulier-à-particulier". All the letting agencies now insist on a GRL if you have no permanent contract of employment, and we have been told that we cannot get a GRL because we do not have any income in France.Merci M. Sarkozy.
We brought a house in the Morvan in 2006 and took out house insurance with the bank who gave us our mortgage. All was well until last December when we were broken into and the bank stated that on their records the property was our premier residence but all of our bank statement were sent to our address in England and at no time did we state we were permanently living in France. They refused to pay our claim due to the fact that we were out of the country over 91 days. Our friends who also have a house in France have a holiday home insurance with the same premium costs that we pay with no stipulation of how many days they are allowed out of France. Has anyone had the same problem? Thanks
Can anyone shed any light on this situation:- I bought an item of clothing from a shop which was advertising Liquidation total. It was for my son. The item did not fit him so I had to take it back. They said that they could not refund my money, although I still had the receipt and it was the next day. He did look for something else, but there was nothing to be had. I insisted on a refund, but they said that it was the law in France that if you buy anything from a shop that states total liquidation that you do not get any refund or even they are not obliged to change it. There were no signs to this effect, and I was not told by the assistance when I purchased the item. Is this correct?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Hi, Wonder if anyone can tell us how long it takes to get a decision on a French mortgage? We have been waiting two weeks for approval from Barclays France. I know we are eligible but they just keep saying they are still looking into the case. I know in the UK I can have approval within hours of producing all required documentation but was told a Euro mortgage would be cheaper. Is it normal to wait so long? Just wondered...