French Property Newsletter Issue 122: 01/05/2012

Newsletter Issue 122: 01/05/2012

Welcome to the latest issue of the French Property Newsletter.

Inside you will find general news on France, as well as information and advice about buying property and living in France.

Do let us know what you think about the Newsletter.

We particularly welcome your queries and stories, which frequently form the basis for our articles.

David Yeates

Dordogne Retains Top Spot for British Buyers

The Dordogne and the Alpes-Maritimes are the most popular places to buy property in France amongst international buyers, according to a recent study.

French Property Market 01/05/2012

Taxation on Change of Family Circumstances

New guidance clarifies the process of making a French tax return following a marriage, civil partnership, divorce, separation or death.

French Taxation 01/05/2012

House Prices in France for 2011/12

Despite a record year for property sales in France in 2011 it was a contrasting picture on house prices, and there are clear signs of a slowdown in 2012.

French Property Market 01/05/2012

Capital Gains Tax for Non-EU Residents

The higher rate of capital gains tax imposed on those who live outside of Europe's borders is coming under closer legal scrutiny.

French Taxation 01/05/2012

Stratagems for Getting Health Cover

With the French government still refusing to budge on granting early retirees access to the health system, what options are there available?

Health in France 01/05/2012

Use of Chartered Surveyors in France

The French are not accustomed to commissioning a property survey, but international buyers do have a choice, says John Marshall.

Building & Renovation 01/05/2012

Carcassonne Airport in EU Investigation

The European Commission has opened an investigation into State aid at Carcassonne airport, as well as certain other airports in France, including support to Ryanair.

Travel in France 01/05/2012

Pension Rights of Auto-Entrepreneurs 2012

The level of the minimum turnover required for auto-entrepreneurs to obtain pension rights has been revised for 2012.

Business in France 01/05/2012

Building Land Price in France for 2011

A graphical snapshot of the building land prices for 2011 in each department of France, courtesy of the Notaires de France.

French Property Market 01/05/2012

What is an Average Electricity Charge?

When a high electricity bill dropped through his letter box, it prompted Philip Voice to question the cost of electricity in France.

Money in France 01/05/2012

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