Has anyone successfully applied for, and got a Carte sejour permanent valid for 10 yrs from Laval. If so just what document did they need. I know of three couples who applied and each needed different documents according to the person dealing with them. Two gave up after 6 months because of the sheer difficulty of these people. Surely there must be a definitive list. Strangely enough the couple who were siccessful had the least amount of documents but a very helpful person in the office.
We have owned our maison secondaire for 7 years and have blithely paid our two taxe d'habitation bills every year, as did the previous owners. One bill is for the house, fair enough, but the other is for a small stone building opposite which we also own. We use this only for storing wood and gardening tools. It has no power, utilities, isn't furnished and is no way habitable. In the past we've just thought 'well, it must be right' but our French friends were outraged when they found out recently & urged us to take it up with the tax office. I would rather be more sure of my facts before getting involved in a dispute ... are our French friends correct?
We have lived in the house 9 years with no problems. After the hot summer and then a monsoon of a storm the drain blocked. The technician from SAUR'S partner company for sewage was shocked to see that our semis empty the rain from the roof down-pipes into an open catchment where the 4 toilet pipes empty and also 2 showers and 3 wash basins from the 2 properties. He says it is our private responsibility to get a guzzler to unblock it, but worse than that he says it is outside the normes and neither of us should have bought our houses like that and certainly would not be allowed to sell them in the future. The pipe disappears off under a road of the commune, but does not appear in any of the grates. Yikes-what to do? It could cost more than the property to trace and fix this.
I hope this is the right place to post. Not really financial, but nothing else fits. I have just bought an ipad mini and I want to buy a sim card for it. I only want a small amount of data. Basically I want to be able to get a weather forecast when I am out in my boat (I know I can only do this within mobile phone range). I am not at all knowledgeable about this sort of thing and can't understand the adverts even for English "bundles", never mind French. Any advice out there?
Can anyone help me please? I have read and been advised by various people/agencies of the notice period one must give and insurer if you want to cancel. The periods quoted vary from 21-60 days. If it is the latter (60 days) what does one do if you only receive your renewal some 21 days before renewal as has just happened to me? I seem to remember reading somewhere that the government were going to change the rules to fall in line with other states. Any clarification would be much appreciated.
Hello,I wondrer to ask what is the normal per-month payment fees for maintaining of VISA card in the local French bank?For particalar case I have had bank account in Société Marseillaise de Crédit, which fees are about 8.44 euro per month which seems for me as very high!Alternatively I would be very grateful for the advise regarding other banks with lower fees, where it will be easily to make an account for the persons with the temporary working contracts.Thanks so much for the information!Gleb