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This spacious property is set in 14 acres of fully fenced grassland with lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Decorated with a contemporary touch the hou...
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2/3 bedroom + spacious living/dining room duplex within a charming and very calm private residence. Living + dining room (323sqft) with high ceilings (13' 1) o...
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Situated in a small hamlet, this is a property of substantial proportions and represents a very rare find in that all of the components of the property are in e...
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Fully renovated Old coaching Inn. 5 bedrooms, 3 receptions,kitchen, laundry, shower room,storerooms & cellar. Garage and 700sq. m. garden. Plans available f...
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Translation of property terms by My French House French property and services portal.
|A Rénover||In Need Of Renovation|
|Acte Authentique De Vente||Deed Of Sale|
|ADI (Assurance Décès Invalidité)||Term And Invalidity Insurance|
|Agent Immobilier||Estate Agent|
|Annuité||Periodic Payment, Usually Annually|
|Assurance Décès||Life Assurance (For Loan)|
|Attestation De Propriété||Proof Of Ownership Of A Property|
|Avec Tout Le Confort||With All Mod. Cons.|
|Avis À Tiers Détenteur||Notice To Third Party Holder|
|Ballon A Eau Chaude||Hot Water Tank|
|Ballon Électrique||Electric Boiler|
|Bord De Mer||Seaside|
|Bourg||Small Town / Village Centre|
|Bricolage||Diy / Repairs|
|Cave Voutée||Vaulted Cellar|
|Centre Commercial||Shopping Centre|
|Charges Comprises||Service Charges Included|
|Chauffage Central||Central Heating|
|Chèque De Banque||Bankers Draft|
|Code Confidential||Pin Number|
|Compromis/Promesse De Vente||Preliminary Sales Agreement|
|Condition Suspensive||Let-Out Clause|
|Contrat De Réservation||Reservation Contract|
|Cour De Ferme||Farmyard|
|Cuisine Aménegée||Fitted Kitchen|
|Cuisine Americaine||Open Plan Kitchen|
|Cuisine Équipée||Equipped Kitchen|
|Date D’expiration||Expiry Date|
|Débattre||To Be Discussed|
|Dernier Étage||Top Floor|
|Double Vitrage||Double Glazing|
|Droit De Passage||Right Of Way|
|En Bon État||In Good Condition|
|Expert De Batiment||Surveyor|
|Expert Géomètre||Land Surveyor|
|Exposé Nord||North Facing|
|Feuille De Paie||Payslip|
|Fosse Septique||Septic Tank|
|Frais De Dossier||Mortgage Arrangement Fee|
|Frais De Notaire||Notary’s Fees|
|Gare Routiere||Bus Station|
|Hypothèque||Legal Charge (Mortgage Deed)|
|Immeuble||Block Of Flats|
|Maison 4 Pièces||4 Room House (excl. Kitchen & Bathroom)|
|Maison De Campagne||Country House|
|Maison Mitoyenne||Semi Detached House|
|Maison Paysanne||Farm House|
|Mandat De Vente||Contract To Sell|
|Mas||Farm House In The Provence Area|
|Multirisques Habitation||Buildings & Contents Insurance Policy|
|Mur Mitoyen||Separating Wall|
|Opposition||Cancellation Of Payment|
|Période D’anticipation||Pre-Completion Period|
|Perron||Flight Of Stairs In Front Of A Property|
|Pierre De Taille||Freestone|
|Plain Pied||Single Storey House|
|Plan D’eau||Water Feature/Pond|
|Plus Values||Capital Gains|
|Prélèvement Automatique||Direct Debit|
|Prêt Garanti||Secured Loan|
|Prise Électrique||Electric Socket|
|Procuration||Power Of Attorney|
|Relevé De Compte||Bank Statement|
|Relevé D’identité Bancaire (RIB)||Bank Identity Record|
|Revêtement||Covering (Wall Or Floors)|
|Salle De Bains||Bathroom|
|Salle De Séjour||Living Room|
|Sur Deux (2) Niveaux||Two Storey|
|Tableau D’amortissement||Monthly Repayment Schedule|
|Taux De Change||Exchange Rate|
|Toit / Toiture||Roof|
|Tout A L’égout||Main Drainage System|
|Très Bon État||Very Good Condition|
|Vente En L’etat Futur D’achèvement (Vefa)||Purchase Of Property Not Yet Completed|
|Viabilisé||Pre-Equipped With Main Services|
|Virement||Transfer, Standing Order|
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[button link=”http://frenchclassifiedandproperty.com/directory/ads/transferwise-foreign-exchange/”] TransferWise[/button] is a simple to use on-line foreign exchange company with no hidden fee charges and excellent exchange rates. I was very impressed with the low fee when transferring a small amount of money and saved money over a bank transfer. Some other foreign exchange companies do not offer such good rates for small amounts and the fee’s are hidden in the exchange rate.
TransferWise charges 0.5% to receive more than £200 and a £1 flat fee for smaller payments. Banks and PayPal charge up to 10 times more by making hidden profits on currency conversion.
The other bonus of using TransferWise is that they do not take money directly from your bank account. You just register on they website, get a quote for you foreign exchange and if you are happy with it you fill in the details of the account where you would like the money sent to. You will then get an email and also have the details on the website of the TransferWise bank account and the amount that you need to transfer to their account for your transfer.
One point to not which might confuse you at the start is that if you wanted to transfer £1000 to Euro’s the amount that you need to transfer to TransferWise is just £1000. The reason for this is that the transfer fee is taken from your £1000 and not added to it.
I have personally used TransferWise and I really liked the ease of use. No waiting for a quote to come back to you like some companies, you can do it all there and then on-line within a few minutes. Obviously it is easier if you have on-line banking to transfer money to TransferWise’s bank account, but you can also use a debit card on-line while making the transfer.
You can find TransferWise in our French Business Directory Foreign Exchange Section
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In our personal adverts section of classified we have a list of useful website for help and support for cancer sufferers and their families in France and also the UK.
We have also listed some alternative medicine sites for cancer sufferers, which can sometimes compliment other treatments, these treatments include Natural Medicines, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Massage, Meditation, Yoga, Homoeopathy and other alternative treatments for cancer.
Cancer Support France which is listed in our info page offer help and support for English speaking people living in France that are affected by cancer. There is a network of independent affiliated associates spread across all regions of France, they not only offer support but also help to raise much needed funds for cancer research and care.
Please help us add to this list by emailing us any useful websites that we have not listed.
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Great news for fans of M&S with the opening of their new store in Paris and there are plans for many more M&S clothing and food stores in France over the next few years.
Wednesday 23rd Oct a brand new Marks and Spencer location opened its doors at Beaugrenelle close to the Eiffel Tower in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
M&S’s new French partnership will see the retailer and Relay France open around ten Marks & Spencer Food stores in and around Paris by 2018, with the first store opening in summer 2014. The stores will offer M&S’s fresh food catalogue and will be located at key railway stations, metro stations and airports.
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À l’occasion de l’ouverture de notre nouveau magasin Marks & Spencer situé dans le centre commercial de Beaugrenelle – Paris, nous avons le eu le grand plaisir de recevoir l’animatrice TV Sandrine Quétier et le triple champion du monde de roller Taïg Khris pour un shopping privé. Revivez cet instant en images !
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Tips on using a septic tanks in France – Fosse septic
Septic tanks in France take all the grey water from the kitchen and bathroom, as well as sewage from the lavatory. The main thing to remember about the system is that it is a living organism, so you have to be very careful about cleaning products that you might use.
Looking after the tank
Make sure you use only toilet paper and cleaning products that specifically say ‘sans danger pour fosses septiques’ on the packet. Septic tank safe toilet paper can be found in any supermarket. It looks the same as ordinary toilet roll, but tends to be slightly thinner and contains no perfume.
You really cannot flush moist toilet paper, baby wipes or sanitary products down a septic tank because they are not biodegradable – use disposal bags and put in the bin. Do not use too much toilet roll either as this can choke the tank. Never rinse any product containing eau Javel or bleach down the toilet, bath or sink.
You can use small amounts of bleach in your sinks, by being very careful. Put the plug in, wipe round the sink with a small amount of bleach, then leave it overnight before rinsing in the morning.
You also should not use disinfectants like Dettol or similar types at all in sinks, baths or toilets, Instead you may find cleaning alcohol useful for cleaning the toilet seat and lid, taps.
Cleaning alcohol comes in two main types in France, alcohol à bruler and is unscented, and the more expensive alcohol à menager with added perfumes. Wipe down your toilet seat and lid, and wipe it dry with kitchen roll, which can then go in the waste bin. It is best not to use a cloth or a sponge which then have to be rinsed into the sink.;
For cleaning sinks and baths, and also unclogging smelly pipes, you could try washing soda. This is better than constantly using cleaners such as Cif. Washing soda is called Cristaux de soude in French.
For cleaning floors and walls, you can use any of the common bactericidal floor cleaners, but pour these outside on the garden, not down the sink. For cleaning kitchen work surfaces, use either unscented cleaning alcohol or white vinegar,It is best to bleach clothes in a bucket before putting them in a washing machine, then throw the water on the garden, away from any plants.
Feeding you septic tank
A brand called Eparcyl in France is a septic tank feeder containing yeasts and bacteria that keep the tank alive. You will find instructions on how often to use it on the packet. Sachets are usually used weekly and the liquid every three months.
If you have killed the tank
If you accidentally kill off the tank which can happen through using the wrong products do not worry, as you can buy a complete re-starter kit However, with careful management, this should not be necessary. Supermarkets tend not to stock this product, but you will find it at most DIY stores in France.
Septic Tank inspections
All septic tanks in France will be inspected routinely by your commune, buy this tend to take years to happen. However before you purchase a property in France it has to be inspected by SPANK, any fault will have to be put right within one year of purchase of the property, or have a new tank fitted it that was in the report. The onus is on the buyer, not the seller to have this work done.
Most properties for sale in France should have information within the details about the state of the septic tank, the costs are usually taken into account within the asking price. But you could add a clause that if the tank does not conform, that the seller puts it right, or you take the costs off of your offered price for the property if they have not had a report done but have told you that it conforms.
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Leggett immobilier have a team of well over 200 agents spread across France and is a family firm with a reputation for professionalism and friendly service. They have been selling houses in France for two decades now and are long standing members of the FNAIM. They have nearly 10,000 properties on their website for sale across France.
They also have a central support team to ensure that your house search passes smoothly and successfully. This team is headed by their Chief Executive, Trevor Leggett – one of the most experienced and respected property experts in France. It includes lawyers, accountants, marketing experts and a call centre team who will arrange a viewing schedule to make the most of your visit.
Leggett Brittany advertise in our Business Directory for French Estate Agents and have over a 1000 properties for sale across Brittany
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