Welcome to the France Buying Guide!

 

The France Buying Guide was set up as a free resource to help Brits successfully buy a property in France. The guide is written by experts, alongside real-life experiences from expats who have been through the process themselves; it covers the multitude of steps taken during this process, from finding the right property to navigating through the buying process, French law, currency, tax and financial matters, local French customs and getting to grips with the language.

We aim to help you throughout your journey, show you how to avoid the pitfalls, and enjoy the journey of building a life for yourself in France!

One of our key writers is Alexis Goldberg, who has spent nearly three years renovating her character house in Languedoc with her husband Rod. In this time, she has been through the French buying process, developed a network of contacts, dealt with finances, taxes, tradesman and schools to socialising and integrated in a new community.

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“We’ve learnt - and continue to learn - so much, which is why I feel the need to share our knowledge with other people trying to buy in France, or move here. I write regular blogs and articles offering practical information about all aspects of buying French property and the lifestyle here.”
 

 
Alexis

Download the Guide or speak to one of our experts on +44 (0)207 898 0549

 

6 Bedroom House - Perigueux, Dordogne, AQUITAINE

 

Two Bedroom House, Bourd-de-Visa, Tarn-et-Garonne, MIDI-PYRENEES

€160,000

Charming stone property with cosy garden in a beautiful 13th century bastide village. This medieval house has been lovingly renovated. Just one hour from Toulouse international airport.

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Two Bedroom House, Bourd-de-Visa, Tarn-et-Garonne, MIDI-PYRENEES

€160,000

Charming stone property with cosy garden in a beautiful 13th century bastide village. This medieval house has been lovingly renovated. Just one hour from Toulouse international airport.

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How we can help you...

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Find your dream home overseas

Finding the right property and can be daunting. Expert guidance every step of the way.
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Deciding where to buy in France

Choosing where to live is the first step, and France has 22 regions to pick from, all very different.
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Moving abroad

Don’t leave removals till the last minute! Moving in the next six months, you need help researching removal firms.
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Avoid the legal pitfalls

For complete peace of mind when buying an overseas property, get the right advice.
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Save money in the Currency Zone

The impact of exchange rates on the cost of your property can be devastating.
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Viewing Trip

Guidance and support to help get organised to ensure you find your dream property abroad during your viewing trip.
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Hidden costs

Prepare for hidden buying costs

Have you considered all of the fees, taxes and exchange rates when buying a new property?
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Renting UK property

Renting out your UK property

How to manage the rental of your UK property successfully whilst living in France.
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Exchanging contracts

Selling your property

Selling houses is just as complex as buying. Follow our top tips to successfully sell your property whilst avoiding the pitfalls.
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