Current Affairs

Here at Compass Immobilier a number of our team members are British. We love it here, adore our jobs and wish to carry on living and working here regardless of Brexit and the form it may take. Some of us have children (ranging from toddlers to late teens) so safeguarding their futures here too is essential. The advice from the British Embassy and the French Interior Ministry (the French equivalent of the Home Office, the body who deals with all of this so what they say we take seriously) is for British nationals residing in France or moving to France this year to apply for a residence permit, a 'carte de séjour'.

Firstly, I do concede that this is not the most thrilling blog title around... However, with Brexit approaching and the possibility of a 'no deal' scenario being increasingly discussed, for British people selling their French second homes forewarned is indeed forearmed...

Aerial views are tremendously useful when property hunting. From a buyer’s viewpoint they show up all sorts of important details – geographical location, proximity to neighbours, nuisances and can even give a vision of the property from the public domain using the ‘little man’ function (the latter works much better in urban areas as he tends to get lost in wheat fields in the depths of the countryside!) A site that has become an indispensible tool for buyers and estate agents alike is geoportail.gouv.fr. This site enables you to superimpose the land registry parcels (cadastre) on to the aerial view. But sometimes this can reveal issues…