Gardening help

Looking for someone to help in my Garden mowing, hedge trimming etc. Chef-Boutonne

I would suggest you try leboncoin or maybe check the notices in your local shops/mairie.

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Thank you Mandy


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There is probably an asso where you employ someone, pay with CES and set it against your taxes as well. Look at associations aide à domicile, petits travaux etc.

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Thank you Vero


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Whoever you employ make sure that they are legal and covered by insurance.

I am searching for someone to cut down a couple of dangerous trees, amazing the folk who advertise and don’t even have the basic equipment let alone a siret number !

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Happened to mention to farmer neighbour that we were looking for someone to cut down a tree. Next day he’s round with his chainsaw and did it for us. He had all the proper safety gear. Wellies and a beanie!

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What’s the going rate for a registered and insured grass cutter?

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This site covers a multitude of tasks… and works all over France…

Tap on the work that you are needing help with… then fill-in the questionnaire… for 5 quotes…

http://lesservicesadomicile.com/index.php

Make your choice, ask for more quotes… .or look elsewhere… no pressure…

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Our farmer neighbours are working 7 am - 10.30 pm at the moment Chris.

Hard for them too in that they ‘lost’ the mainstay who was 52 years old in a terrible farm accident so everyone is having to do extra :frowning_face:

Ours is about 70 and you saw him working you’d be amazed he’s still got all his limbs. We keep our fingers crossed. He still cuts 15 stere for his woodburner. Can’t see him stopping any time soon.

Certainly a tough lot around here too, the same neighbours father , who is nearing 80 had his tractor roll back over his leg breaking it (leg not tractor) last year and is back doing extra work as well. His wife rides up and down the lanes on a very old push bike to check on the cows.

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Have you tried that site Stella? I ask because I used a comparison site once and it was a nightmare as we were besieged by phones calls and emails for months and months afterwards. So is this one more well behaved?

I’ve no personal knowledge. As they are nationwide, there are possibly folk who know of them and/or have used them.

They only offer “up to 5 Devis”, so no-one should be besieged. :wink:

If you have a Brico Dépot near you - maybe try their online tradesman service:

https://www.needhelp.com

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Well I would be cautious then, as v likely that they make their money selling it on contact names and addresses. That is exactly what the insurance comparison site I tried did after I had received the 3 devis. Better to go direct to local service à la personne agencies.

Not quite the same thing though. Jane…

From what I can see, this is a site helping you to locate a worker/specialist/whatever in your area.

Anyway… it’s worth a try… or not… as the mood takes folk.

Here’s another site… “aide à la personne”

Agencies all across France -which should be good for most folk - and you can claim (something) against your Impots. :+1:

https://www.o2.fr/groupe-o2/le-reseau-dagences-o2/

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You should get 50%, so if service costs 20€/hour you will get 10€ off your tax bill. And apparently if you don’t pay tax you get the actual money back! Haven’t tested that as last year was first time we’ve used this sort of service and put it on our revenue declaration. So we will see what transpires as we haven’t up until now had any tax to pay.

We help an elderly lady here (wife cleans and I do general maintenance) and she gets 50% off her tax bill, great for us as both of us as it’s regular work and great for her as the garden is now manageable, as an added bonus she also gets my company several hours a week which is something no amount of money could buy.:grinning:

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