Tuesday, April 13, 2010

French Property News, April 2010

In this month's issue I look at the recent trend to buy atypical properties, including basements that that can be converted into living space and which have been awarded the name 'sousplex' by astute Parisian estate agents. I also look at the potential for converting former commercial properties into housing, sometimes with the option to revert back to commercial status, and the rules and regulations that are commonly applied by the planning authorities and the managers of co-ownership properties. The latter tend to be very conservative when it comes to innovative projects!

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