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Forum: France
Yesterday, 6:14 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By south_bound

Re: Has your taxe d’habitation gone down?

Similar numbers here - it seems we get taxed according to hours of sunshine here in the south!
Forum: France
Oct 31st 2019, 2:33 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By south_bound

Re: what possessions to bring and what not when moving to France

We also rented a furnished house for a year with space to store our stuff until we bought somewhere more permanent. The advantage was that we didn't have to rush out and buy too much when we did...
Forum: France
Oct 23rd 2019, 8:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By south_bound

Re: Unemployment benefits in France

Does anyone know the exact process for getting this done, and the benefit it gives? I have consulted my "caisse de retraite" online space and it seems I can ask to set up a consultation but it does...
Forum: France
Oct 23rd 2019, 8:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By south_bound

Re: Primary schools Sainte Foy La Grande/Le Fleix

Unless things have changed recently, 6eme is the first year in secondary school, ie. College (sorry, don't know how to add the backwards accent to the e), and the main primary classes where "proper"...
Forum: France
Sep 15th 2019, 8:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By south_bound

Re: Credit Agricole Carte Bancaire

Note that HSBC and Barclays in the Channel Islands / Isle of Man will no longer open accounts for French residents as there is some new piece of legislation which makes us all high risk for them. ...
Forum: France
Sep 13th 2019, 9:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By south_bound

Re: Credit Agricole Carte Bancaire

I haven't paid any bank charges in nearly 10 years. Started with an LCL account at the local branch but it seemed all they did was try to sell you more products every time we went in, and charged...
Forum: France
Aug 27th 2019, 8:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By south_bound

Re: Moving to France

6 - 10m3 is just a van load - there must be plenty of "man with van" outfits who would do that - Google search "man with van europe delivery" brings up lots of options for sending smaller loads...
Forum: France
Aug 23rd 2019, 8:17 am
Replies: 101
Views: 12,607
Posted By south_bound

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

I've never had the problem of not being able to hire a car in the UK with a UK license and French credit card TBH, been doing it regularly for over 10 years. They sometimes won't let me use a debit...
Forum: France
Aug 8th 2019, 8:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By south_bound

Re: Diesel car failed CT on emissions - is there a way around it?

A couple of other things you could do - remove the air filter for the retest which would allow more air and help the combustion process, something I have done in the past with positive results. The...
Forum: France
Jul 2nd 2019, 9:55 am
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By south_bound

Re: Declaration Prealable

You also have to put up a board showing the planned work and reference of the DP in case anyone wants to object. I think this needs to be up for a month (better check this yourself) before starting...
Forum: France
Apr 8th 2019, 8:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By south_bound

Re: Hedges and Planning Permission

Our property deeds state how high our hedges are allowed to be on various sides of the land - you could check those but if there are none existing them maybe they will be silent on that subject. I...
Forum: France
Apr 8th 2019, 8:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By south_bound

Re: House Insurance

That has changed now, with an existing contract at least one year old you can simply switch to a new provider mid year who will do the necessary to cancel your existing contract and get a refund for...
Forum: France
Apr 3rd 2019, 9:00 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,306
Posted By south_bound

Re: The BIG move!! advice appreciated!

Sounds like great advice Alianco...I have done several international moves with the last one to France, and always made sure that there was a way back if the worst case outcome happened and I decided...
Forum: France
Feb 14th 2019, 2:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By south_bound

Re: Underfloor heating - Maintenance advise

Just had my gas boiler changed and had the option to do the "desambouage" at the same time for an extra 800€ or so on the basis that if the boiler pump clogs up due to dirt in the system it won't be...
Forum: France
Feb 6th 2019, 4:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By south_bound

Re: Internet/Phone Costs

I switched from Orange to Free last year and the changeover went smoothly. We were paying 36€ pm which reduced to a teaser rate of 2€ pm for a year, now increased to 15€. This is for internet,...
Forum: France
Feb 6th 2019, 8:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By south_bound

Re: Childcare/camps in the summer?

Go ask at the Mairie or local "centre de jeunesse" if there is one in your town - our kids went on week long summer camps each summer organised locally which took them on activity breaks to the...
Forum: France
Jan 28th 2019, 7:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By south_bound

Re: Legality of selling a van in France

Personally I don't see any problem with selling while physically in France as long as you have the V5C to sign and hand the right part to the new owner. Keep in mind that the new owner will need to...
Forum: France
Jan 21st 2019, 1:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By south_bound

Re: central heating

Not sure what you mean by "rad key". If you mean the key to operate the bleed valve to get air out, then our system has at least 3 different types, some opened by hand, some with a screw driver and...
Forum: France
Jan 21st 2019, 10:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By south_bound

Re: central heating

Ours came with normal valves incoming at the top of radiators, with another type of valve at the bottom outgoing side which is used to balance the system - you have to unscrew the cap and adjust with...
Forum: France
Jan 17th 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By south_bound

Re: Utilities etc..

That surprises me, in the past we have just had the boxes and cables delivered with instructions on how to set it up, and a web-chat link for if we need help. There always seems to be a few days...
Forum: France
Jan 14th 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By south_bound

Re: Teaching English in France

My wife set up as Auto-Entrepreneur at the start of last year to do exactly that. She offers individual and group classes for children and adults partially through a local private language school...
Forum: France
Dec 18th 2018, 8:21 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By south_bound

Re: from Canada to France

Good luck with that here when you account for 7% agents fees, another 7% of taxes on each transaction and capital gains tax if not your primary residence, even if you can find a buyer in less than a...
Forum: France
Nov 30th 2018, 7:32 am
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By south_bound

Re: LHD to RHD car

How did you end up doing it?
Forum: France
Nov 8th 2018, 8:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By south_bound

Re: House storage and removal company

We initially rented a fully furnished house with big garage/workshop for storing our possessions, which was cheaper than renting an additional storage space, and we had full access when we needed...
Forum: France
Nov 8th 2018, 8:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By south_bound

Re: LHD to RHD car

Depends how you will be travelling to the UK, if you need to do this by car rather than fly/train then arranging a one-way car hire across the channel will be expensive even if you can find a hire...
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