Author Archives: Monsieur Gilbert

About Monsieur Gilbert

Monsieur G is an English Journalist, fluent in French, who has daily contact with French Estate Agents.

French Property Removals

New French Property Removal Business launching in Jan 2012. French Property Advice’s founder Monsieur Gilbert is launching a new business in January 2012. If you require any light load taking to or from France please contact him for a quote. … Continue reading

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Check out your French builder (Part 2)

Do your homework before hiring a builder in France – or just like in the UK you may repent at leisure. Your builder has to be registered in France nomatter where he originates from and he should be able to … Continue reading

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How do I choose French contractors and keep a tight rein on the build schedule?

Whether you’re having work done on your own French property or developing property for a living, it pays to choose your contractors wisely and control the build schedule as well as your budget. To find registered tradesmen who are approved, … Continue reading

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First time buyers are turning their sights on France

With the UK housing ladder already pulled up out of reach, many first-time buyers are choosing to make their first house purchase abroad. The trend has been noticed by the overseas mortgage specialist Conti Financial Services, which has found an … Continue reading

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I want to redevelop and sell on French property, how do I get my finances right?

If you want to be a property developer in France then you must keep a tight rein on your budget and not let emotions get the better of your sums! When: a = Purchase Price b = Renovation Costs c … Continue reading

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Selling French Property (Part 1)

The key to selling your French property is to make sure you bought well in the first place. If you bought the right house in the right location at the right price then the job is half done – if … Continue reading

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Is France a safer investment than Spain or non-EU countries?

A staggering 1 in 10 Britons have now bought abroad in search of sun kissed beaches or idyllic villages. But for those who have bought in certain destinations the dream lives have turned into nightmares, dream homes have turned into … Continue reading

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