Friday, May 17, 2013

French Property News, June 2013

In this special 'house hunting' issue, I have discussed some of the points to watch when house hunting that are sometimes overlooked by buyers. I have had to concentrate on some of the boring details such as planning permissions, regulations that may apply once planning consent has been given in the case of a new-build or extension, and some tips about buying land for building. Other points to note are flood-risks and how the degree of risk is classified and what are the consequences of living in an area liable to flooding (some 10% of all land in France).

I take another look at the often misunderstood workings of the system known as co-ownership, and its benefits and occasional restraints.

French Property News is available on subscription or on sale in newsagents.