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Forum: France
Mar 14th 2021, 9:28 am
Replies: 72
Views: 4,577
Posted By cardi

Re: 6pm Curfew

When typos and punctuation are the main topics perhaps this thread has run its course.
Forum: France
Dec 17th 2020, 6:43 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,931
Posted By cardi

Re: no MOT car stuck in France

A non liability claim can be refused for many things. This includes fitting spotlights, remapping ignition, worn tyres or out of date MOT. If your company is a decent one it will not do this. Just be...
Forum: France
Dec 16th 2020, 11:29 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,931
Posted By cardi

Re: no MOT car stuck in France

This is an old question with many of the usual silly replies.
If the car has UK insurance (presuming UK registered address) then there is no insurance problem driving back to UK and no problem...
Forum: France
Oct 30th 2020, 11:58 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,663
Posted By cardi

Re: Questions Please

https://www.bricodepot.fr/

These are thr biggest and cheapest of the building suppliers. It is not quite like Screwfix but you can order online and pick up at the store.
Forum: France
Oct 27th 2020, 2:53 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By cardi

Re: Opening a French bank account

If access to cash and payment of bills is the most important you might find it worthwhile to open a Livret A account. Can be quick and easy. There is no residence requirement, you can have over...
Forum: France
Mar 26th 2020, 10:25 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,746
Posted By cardi

Re: UK MOT expires during lockdown

From 30th March for 12 months cars will be allowed a further 6 months after the MOT expiry date. Petty bureaucracy is on the back boiler for the moment.
Forum: France
Oct 21st 2019, 11:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By cardi

Re: Unemployment benefits in France

Is that the same as a UK pension? :p
Forum: France
Oct 18th 2019, 6:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By cardi

Re: alcoholic friend needs to return to UK

Enforcing a civil debt in another EU country is possible in theory but extremely convoluted and expensive for the lender. In your friend's case it would be unlikely to occur as he has nothing with...
Forum: France
Oct 6th 2019, 11:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By cardi

Re: money matters as a non resident

A bit more about the advantages of using a Livret A account.
You can pay bills and send money anywhere online by bank transfer and, usefully, the French authorities are not allowed to dip into a...
Forum: France
Oct 2nd 2019, 10:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,433
Posted By cardi

Re: money matters as a non resident

A cheap and simple way I use for banking in France is using a Livret A account from the post office. You get interest on the account, it is easy to open even for non residents. You can withdraw money...
Forum: France
Aug 21st 2019, 8:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By cardi

Re: Requesting French citizenship

Someone posted recently that the language test is now stricter than before.
Forum: France
Apr 4th 2019, 11:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By cardi

Re: Non UK resident parent with care, seeking child maintenance from UK based Fa

Disadvantages of a family-based child maintenance agreementFamily-based child maintenance agreements are not legally binding or enforceable. This means that a parent who stops paying can’t be forced...
Forum: France
Mar 26th 2019, 1:15 am
Replies: 101
Views: 13,679
Posted By cardi

Re: UK EU driving license change to French EU driving license

It's OK for you lot. I have a French licence but I am back here now in Brexitland. Knowing the bunch of jokers running the show over here at the moment maybe I'd better buy a bike.
Forum: France
Apr 18th 2018, 11:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By cardi

Re: Something I should know but don't.

The small print is full of escape clauses. If the claim is small it may be OK depending on the insurance company but if any driver not specifically mentioned to the insurance company writes off your...
Forum: France
Apr 18th 2018, 8:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By cardi

Re: Something I should know but don't.

Legally the car is insured for 3rd party liability whoever is driving and with or without the owners permission. That is the extent of state agreement with the insurance industry.
Fully comp is...
Forum: France
Apr 9th 2018, 1:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By cardi

Re: Holiday home in Poitou Charente - any info grateful!

A bit more than 30K will get you a basically liveable property with work to do which you can do yourself. Certain 'facade' work will need permission and will generate delivery of an H1 form which...
Forum: France
Apr 2nd 2018, 9:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By cardi

Re: DRiving in France

Indian licences are not among those which can be exchanged. After, preferably during, the 12 months you will be required to obtain a EU licence by taking the tests.
Forum: France
Mar 2nd 2018, 11:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By cardi

Re: Legal advice?

Agree with ET. The legal route will cost you in money and stress even if you 'win'.


It looks to me as if the garage has fitted the wrong strut or just fitted it the wrong way round which would...
Forum: Italy
Feb 14th 2018, 10:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,414
Posted By cardi

Re: Buyer pulling out of Italian property sale wants some of deposit back

In this thread I think I would prefer you as my neighbour.
Forum: France
Nov 22nd 2017, 10:27 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,370
Posted By cardi

Re: Setting up a company in France

Setting up a business in France is full of difficulties and is extremely stressful.
Setting up a company is likely to be a nightmare from which you never awaken.
Forum: France
Nov 7th 2017, 1:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,714
Posted By cardi

Re: Mis Sold House has Septic Tank

In theory you can, nowadays, pursue a civil case against residents of another EU country. In practice it is very expensive to do so and almost impossible to enforce even if you get a judgment in your...
Forum: France
Sep 13th 2017, 11:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By cardi

Re: Car insurance

Saves the aggro but increases costs substantially.


You can buy a second hand car in UK for a third of the price of similar in France. My 9 year old Berlingo cost me £900. How much are Berlingos...
Forum: France
Sep 1st 2017, 8:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,340
Posted By cardi

Re: Registering a company - to work as Independent Consultant

Good advice.


A good friend In Paris spent nearly 2 years planning to change his small scale language school and translation service into a company.
Big party and celebrations when the process...
Forum: Italy
Aug 18th 2017, 10:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By cardi

Re: Notary in Lecce

Modicasa,
Thank you for your help.
Just one more. My Donna has decided to do an Italian will.
My Italian is OK but I still have been finding it difficult to get an example will on the internet or...
Forum: Italy
Aug 15th 2017, 11:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By cardi

Re: Notary in Lecce

Thanks for the suggestion but the lady is Italian and does not want to use a lawyer. She can communicate directly with the notary but just wants advice on the procedure.
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