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Forum: France
Yesterday, 11:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By dmu

Re: Pre existing health condition

Hi,
"Lupus érythémateux systémique" is considered an ALD (Long-term disorder) and is "reimbursed" 100%, i.e. your wife wouldn't have to pay upfront for consultations/treatment associated with that...
Forum: Spain
Jan 16th 2020, 1:09 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,274
Posted By dmu

Re: Tips to moving to spain

She should seriously research her employment status, and therefore healthcare coverage. Maybe it's different in Spain, but in France you have to set up a French business structure if you're working...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2020, 7:05 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By dmu

Re: French TV - Le 'Dragons Den'

Must admit I've never heard of Dragon's Den and had no real idea what "Qui veut être mon associé" was when flipping through my TV Magazine, and M6's reputation for poor quality reality-shows put me...
Forum: France
Jan 13th 2020, 11:02 am
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By dmu

Re: Finding builders/help with DIY

+1 for all the above advice. Anything which changes the external appearance of a property requires prior permission from the Mairie. And, here I stand to be corrected, even if the OP's bathroom...
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By dmu

Re: Being Deported to the the UK

Out of interest, does it make a difference that they aren't "spouses", but just "fiancés"?.
Forum: France
Jan 12th 2020, 3:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

I was thinking more of lets for several months or a year, like the OP's...
Forum: France
Jan 12th 2020, 1:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

You're right, and imagine if there are several consecutive tenants in the same year?
And for all I know, gîte/furnished rental owners might include a percentage of TH in the weekly/monthly rent and...
Forum: France
Jan 12th 2020, 9:20 am
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

That's good!
The question now is, did your landlord tell the Fisc that you'd left?
For the Taxe Foncière the vendor and buyer usually negotiate to pay it pro rata, but I don't know whether this is...
Forum: France
Jan 11th 2020, 11:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By dmu

Re: minor medical issue

Agree that you must follow the rules and get an IDE to change your dressing. If your Mairie hasn't already given you a booklet containing all useful addresses, look for Infirmières Diplomées d'Etat...
Forum: France
Jan 10th 2020, 7:06 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

It seems you're right, you're the first to have asked about this particular situation and no one else has experienced it.
As suggested, ask at your Tax Office (Pages Jaunes, enter "Centre des...
Forum: France
Jan 10th 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

So, according to the link below, you're liable to pay the Taxe d'Hab since you were occupying the furnished property on 1st January. I would contact your local Tax Office asap in order to avoid...
Forum: France
Jan 10th 2020, 8:27 am
Replies: 21
Views: 383
Posted By dmu

Re: Tax d’Habitation

Hi, just to clarify,
Leases for unfurnished properties are for 3 years. Presumably this short-term rental is a furnished property? Is the tenant a student? In either case there are several official...
Forum: France
Jan 8th 2020, 8:23 am
Replies: 1,438
Views: 232,967
Posted By dmu

Re: Introduction Thread (Somewhere to say Hi)

Hi, and welcome to the forum!:)
I don't think there are many BE members in Nïmes or the Gard in general, unless they're all too coy to say!
Depending on how much free time you have with your two...
Forum: France
Jan 5th 2020, 8:54 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By dmu

Re: minor medical issue

I concur with ET and tp, you don't want it to get infected. The Urgences might ask whether your tétanos vaccination is up-to-date, and give you a shot if not....
Forum: France
Jan 5th 2020, 7:29 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By dmu

Re: Considering moving to France need guidance please

Thanks, I was hoping you'd post all the above useful info!:goodpost:
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2020, 3:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By dmu

Re: I am British my partner is Spanish, buying a house in Spain in 2020

Yes, presumably (at least in France) nothing at all to pay by the surviving spouse (provided neither of you dies between buying the property and getting married!;))
On the other hand, you'd have to...
Forum: France
Jan 5th 2020, 3:18 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By dmu

Re: Considering moving to France need guidance please

Hi, I didn't mention the Inheritance Tax issue, as the OP will be renting first, and will have time to find this out before they buy property.
Another point - When they set up Utilities, they should...
Forum: France
Jan 5th 2020, 1:42 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By dmu

Re: Considering moving to France need guidance please

Hi, and welcome to the forum!:)
A lot of questions, but you've done well to ask on this forum!
For a start, your eldest would be able to go to Maternelle and immediately learn to speak French like...
Forum: Europe
Jan 4th 2020, 3:54 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By dmu

Re: Legalisation and Spanish Residency

Hi, and welcome to the forum!
This is a section for countries which haven't got their own forums and not everyone reads the threads. Post again in the dedicated Spain forum above, where there are...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2020, 8:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By dmu

Re: I am British my partner is Spanish, buying a house in Spain in 2020

Yes, the Notario who will be taking care of the house sale. He can draw up Wills at the same time...
If you both die intestate, your respective next-of-kin will inherit your respective shares of the...
Forum: Spain
Jan 1st 2020, 1:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By dmu

Re: I am British my partner is Spanish, buying a house in Spain in 2020

Hi from the France forum! Can't help with your queries, but you say you are "partners", Do you mean not legally bound? If so, get advice from the Notario as to how best to protect your respective...
Forum: Spain
Dec 29th 2019, 5:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By dmu

Re: Feasible??

Hi, a lot depends on how much would be left after paying the monthly essentials (rent, utilities, internet, etc...) and on your lifestyle. Running a car, eating out, returning regularly to the UK,...
Forum: France
Dec 28th 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By dmu

Re: Burgled in France

+1
I had great difficulty sorting it out!
In answer to the OP, I believe you should have taken out a separate insurance for your "sit & ride", since it's a self-propelled vehicle. Not sure about...
Forum: France
Dec 28th 2019, 1:26 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,344
Posted By dmu

Re: The Big Strike 5th December 2019

:goodpost:
I've just returned home by bus, as planned, likewise les Girls to their BlaBlaCar and (non-French) train connections. We had no TV in our AirBnB and were virtually media-free - how...
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