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Forum: France
Jun 14th 2019, 8:18 am
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By cyrian

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

Not quite - but you could be heading for the most expensive mistake of your life.
What you propose is perfectly possible but you really need to take a step back and consider each step VERY...
Forum: France
Jun 13th 2019, 6:32 am
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By cyrian

Re: Builder Moving to Toulouse

Hi
Welcome to the forum
A budget of €800k is huge for a rural property in France.
You need to consider the impact on (especially) your oldest child at school.
Property does not normally sell fast...
Forum: France
Jun 9th 2019, 11:40 am
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By cyrian

Re: Prices of homes sold in France

Obviously, I do not know your circumstances but often certain items are excluded from the actual price paid to reduce the capital gain liability, if any.
If there is furniture or kitchen fittings...
Forum: France
Jun 9th 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By cyrian

Re: Prices of homes sold in France

It is a government website which relies on the information supplied by the notaire.
You can however, calculate the price per sq. metre for similar houses in the area.
The variation between...
Forum: France
Jun 8th 2019, 8:06 am
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By cyrian

Re: Prices of homes sold in France

Use the map version.
Listed properties are highlighted and you can click on them.
It will be updated (and hopefully improved) in October
Forum: France
Jun 7th 2019, 3:28 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By cyrian

Prices of homes sold in France

The French government has opened up the information about the prices paid for homes in France.
This used to be available in a restricted way and on payment of a fee through a notaire.
Now it is...
Jun 6th 2019, 6:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By cyrian

Re: Dual residency US and UK where US remains primary

Hi
How do you think that you will qualify as resident under the UK SRT?
1. You need to spend more than 183 days in the UK.
2. You have a home in the USA where you spend more than 30 days a year.
...
Forum: France
Jun 5th 2019, 2:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By cyrian

Re: Just moved to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Hi
Have a look at yellow pages (http://www.pagesjaunes.fr)
Search for immobilier using 50100 in the où box and then go to the individual sites.
To rent somewhere you will need to supply lots of...
Jun 5th 2019, 8:18 am
Replies: 461
Views: 45,787
Posted By cyrian

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Plenty of job opportunities and shorter commute.
However, that is offset by the VERY high house prices; the pollution and the traffic.
You also have the potential of very nice areas alongside very...
Forum: France
Jun 2nd 2019, 5:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By cyrian

Re: Mussidan

We have a member who bought a plot of land and built his home.
There is a video diary of his progress which would be helpful to you.
He will be along soon I expect.
Have a look here:

Land...
Forum: France
Jun 2nd 2019, 6:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By cyrian

Re: Mussidan

HI
Welcome to the forum.
The population of Mussidan has been in a slow decline for a number of years.
The population is ageing because the younger french have to move away to find work.
There is...
May 26th 2019, 2:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By cyrian

Re: Are UK citizens & Spouse covered for expensive immune therapy treatment?

In the UK the nephew of a friend developed a liver infection which ended in liver failure.
A few weeks ago he had a liver transplant but the transplant failed and the 35 year old was left with the...
Forum: France
May 16th 2019, 6:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By cyrian

Re: Purchasing a French Motorcycle.

Another thought.
If you need to cancel a french insurance policy then you need to send a recorded delivery letter well in advance of the renewal date.
Just letting it lapse as in the UK wont work....
Forum: France
May 16th 2019, 3:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By cyrian

Re: Purchasing a French Motorcycle.

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
Is it a private sale or a dealer?
Yes you can register it at your french address.
If it is a dealer sale then they may do that for you.
You would need to provide a copy...
Forum: France
May 14th 2019, 6:43 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,122
Posted By cyrian

Re: Moving from US to Centre (Tours, France)

Congratulations on the visa and best of luck for the move.
I will send you a PM
Forum: France
May 13th 2019, 10:44 am
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By cyrian

Re: Food biz in Paris/France

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
What exactly do you mean "run a food business"?
I suggest that you read through the read me topics at the top of the page:Moving to France FAQ's...
Forum: France
May 11th 2019, 1:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By cyrian

Re: Vehicle Controle Technique Reminder

Hi Novo
The new CT test date becomes the relevant date for the 2 years until the next CT.
Unlike in the UK where you can be one month early for the MOT and it doesn't alter the subsequent test...
Forum: France
May 9th 2019, 1:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By cyrian

Running a gîte

Many new members on BE talk about operating a gite in France.
I found this article which may be helpful.
I also found other similar articles.
Operating a gîte in France...
Forum: France
May 8th 2019, 8:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By cyrian

Re: French healthcare claims procedure

You have the right to access your medical records.
Ask your former UK GP for a printout - they may or may not make a small charge for this.
You could ask a relative or friend to collect them and...
Forum: France
May 6th 2019, 3:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By cyrian

Re: Looking at moving to France (Limousin or surrounding)

Hi
You can't just operate a UK company and live and work (telephone, internet etc) in France.
You either have to set up a french business structure or make arrangements for your UK company to...
Forum: France
May 6th 2019, 2:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By cyrian

Re: Looking at moving to France (Limousin or surrounding)

Hi
Welcome to the forum
First of all, France is not partner friendly. You should consider getting married or at least PACS'd (partnership).
Second, you would need to set up a french business...
Forum: France
Apr 28th 2019, 2:27 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By cyrian

Re: Where to watch french movies

Thanks
Watching programs or films in French is good for improving pronunciation but depending on your level of french you will tend to either follow the audio or read the subtitles.
The two are not...
Forum: France
Apr 27th 2019, 7:39 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By cyrian

Re: Where to watch french movies

Hi
Can I ask what your logic is for wanting to watch french films?
Is it to improve your french or to improve your cultural knowledge of french life or other?
Forum: France
Apr 23rd 2019, 4:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By cyrian

Re: How do you maintain garden/pool when not in France ...?

Yes I agree with that. I have visited the USA on many occasions and I am aware that the majority of gun crime is "localized both geographically and ethnically" which is usually the same thing. ;)...
Forum: France
Apr 23rd 2019, 1:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By cyrian

Re: How do you maintain garden/pool when not in France ...?

Hi
From your previous post in 2003, I would advise that you take your own advice "My advice to anyone thinking of returning to the UK ... Don't make any long term plans or hasty decisions ... Try it...
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