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started by: harwell99 · last update: 1640626572 · posted: 1640626572

Could anyone refer me to a tax specialist experienced in income tax regulations, especially for Americans in Portugal?

started by: Graham-Wright-1002463 · last update: 1632665834 · posted: 1630486697

I have a car parked at my holiday apartment in Leucate.  Our last visit was in September 2019 and we discovered the car had been vandalised during our absence in the winter of 2018.  The windscreen had been smashed, the two wing mirrors wrenched off and a tyre slashed.  The insurance company, Allianz, eventually agreed it was an acceptable claim.  The car was collected and moved to a local garage which had a franchise with Allianz. The garage name is Pascual Frères of Caves.  I frequently requested progress reports without response.  Eventually, having invoked Allianz, they replied to say they had experienced "enormous difficulty" sourcing the wind mirrors.  I found, with very little effort ten suppliers of said mirrors.  One year later(!), the end of July 2020,  they declared the car ready.  By then, the Covid shutdown had commenced.  I charged Allianz with duty of care for the car (which had recently been fitted with a new battery) and they slope-shouldered.  I was mainly concerned about rodent damage which can destroy a car's electrical wiring.  The car was left in "garage mode" for insurance purposes reducing the premiums to an acceptable level.  However, I have now discovered that the premiums have been steadyly increased now costing €65 per month!  This is for a car I have no access to.It seems that I need legal assistance to obtain justice and I would very much welcome recommendations for lawyers in the Perpignan - Narbonne area.

started by: scaldie · last update: 1630941143 · posted: 1607440017

Hello, does anyone know of any UKsavings accounts paying over 0.15% interest that are avaliable toBrits living in France ?

started by: DIANE-WELLON-999399 · last update: 1626962960 · posted: 1626962960

I have recently moved to France and need to find an accountant in Montpellier. I would appreciate some help. thank you in advance

started by: Dannielle-Farrant-870576 · last update: 1622110897 · posted: 1615801934

We have been fighting a legal battle for 8 years with a company that installed photovoltaic panels on our property.  The installation was a disaster for a whole number of reasons.  Having won a judgement in court that the company needs to pay, they have just now declared bankruptcy.  The lawyer who obtained this decision is about to retire and we are looking for good advice on whether we can prove the bankruptcy fraudulent, or any other way of obtaining payment.  We'd be grateful for help or advice.

started by: Colin-Baxter-992628 · last update: 1619623673 · posted: 1619623673

If the taxable gain is below the tax allowance is there a social charge in France .we live in France but have an S1 form 

started by: Colin-Baxter-992628 · last update: 1619623428 · posted: 1619623428

Charges etc

started by: Sarah-Coulson-948639 · last update: 1581543394 · posted: 1573367540

I have just arrived to find a lot of damage to the ceiling and furnitures in one room in our apartment. I was notified about two weeks ago by the syndic that there had been a water leak into some apartments due to a storm whilst the roof is being replaced. The syndic did not specify which apartments and said a report will be sent.i have read there is a time limit for reporting damage (5 or 10 days). How does this work if you are away?

started by: tracysmyth-500638 · last update: 1581543393 · posted: 1572745390

My father lived in Languedoc-Roussillon for over 25 years with his second wife and their son.  I am one of 4 children from my father's first marriage and we only found out by chance that my father died last week. His wife and their son did not see fit to even advise us he was ill in hospital and died there and they have refused to tell us when his funeral is and have now blocked us all on every social media outlet. We are unable to find out anything at all and I think their behaviour is obscene. My father was a wealthy man and his wife and son have led privileged lifestyles at my father's expense and to the detriment of myself and my siblings and our mother. To even be denied access to our father's funeral is reprehensible. Can anyone advise as to how we can find out when his funeral will be? 

started by: Nick S-491925 · last update: 1581543393 · posted: 1570376937

Hi,I have an LPA for health in the UK and wish to create a similar document in France. I believe that the equivalent is called a 'mandat de protection future'.Does anyone have any experience of this or can recommend a notaire with the relevant experience?Thanks Nick

started by: kudos · last update: 1581543391 · posted: 1559390753

do  the French tax office inform the uk tax office when you sell yr French property if you have payed all relevant CG tax due etc 

started by: Andwhy67 · last update: 1550962918 · posted: 1517621104

started by: Andwhy67 · last update: 1550962918 · posted: 1517621240

hican anyone tell me how to register as self employed in France.

started by: Andwhy67 · last update: 1550962918 · posted: 1517621254

hican anyone tell me how to register as self employed in France.

started by: speakenglishwithme · last update: 1550773090 · posted: 1550656584

If you or anyone you know has a problem making a rdv online with the préfect Béziers. I would like to hear from you. After many months of poor communication and unprofessional-ism, the problem goes unresolved. I have a meeting with the Mayor of Béziers to organize a "peaceful" protest in front of the préfect. Im reaching out to anyone who has not been able to apply or renew their carte de sejour because of an online system that has been hacked or pirated. Legitimate people have not been able to make a rdv which greatly affects our status (residency) here in France.Thank you!

started by: Dave-Stead-925642 · last update: 1521632562 · posted: 1521632562

started by: Katie -Ravenscroft -898211 · last update: 1518850124 · posted: 1517168764

Can anyone recommend an English Speaking Notaire for the sale of my property in the Aude.  Someone based in Trebes, Fabrezan, Carcassonne, Homps area would be great.  If they can come on personal recommendation that would be much appreciated.  Thanks

started by: phoenix1-537317 · last update: 1517410983 · posted: 1517228045

Hidoes anybody know a good english speaking Avocat in the Herault region. Muat be a practising  Avocat, not a NotaireThanksPhoenix1

started by: Martin-Laidlaw · last update: 1516910737 · posted: 1516618813

Hello, In our on going bureaucratic process of obtaining our carte vitale and registering with our mutuelle we are now required to send our original birth and marriage certificates with a french translation undertaken by an approved translator. Can anyone who has used such a service point us to one in the Carcassonne/ Narbonne/Bezier/Perpignan area. Exasperated but determined. 

started by: Ged-O'Reilly-915166 · last update: 1514991601 · posted: 1513675416

Very simple question & please do not answer if you do not understand the question or know the answerIf I own a house in the UK for 20 years & then move to France full time.If I sell the house in the UK 2 years later will I be liable to capital gains on the house in the UKIf I am liable to capital gains would I be liable toCapital gains on the whole profit over 22 yearsorCapital gains on the profit over the 2 years when the UK home was not my main residenceThanksGed

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