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Renovated Coach House for sale in Poitou-Charentes

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French property terms translated into English

| Property | 4th May 2015


Find thousands of properties for sale in France in our French Property Section 

Translation  of property terms by My French House  French property and services portal.

A Rénover In Need Of Renovation
Acheteur Purchaser/Buyer
Acompte Deposit
Acquérir To Buy
Acte Authentique De Vente Deed Of Sale
Action Share
Actuellement Actually
ADI (Assurance Décès Invalidité) Term And Invalidity Insurance
Affaire Bargain
Agence Agency/Branch
Agent Immobilier Estate Agent
Aménagé Converted
Ancien Old
Annuité Periodic Payment, Usually Annually
Are 100sq. Meters
Argent Liquide Cash
Armoire Cupboard
Ascenseur Lift
Assurance Décès Life Assurance (For Loan)
Atelier Workshop
Attenant Contiguous
Attestation De Propriété Proof Of Ownership Of A Property
Avec With
Avec Tout Le Confort With All Mod. Cons.
Avis À Tiers Détenteur Notice To Third Party Holder
Avocat Solicitor
Baignoire Bath
Ballon A Eau Chaude Hot Water Tank
Ballon Électrique Electric Boiler
Banlieue Suburb
Batiment Building
Bénéficiaire Beneficiary
Bergerie Sheepfold/Sheep Pen
Bibliotheque Library
Boiseries Woodwork
Bord De Mer Seaside
Bourg Small Town / Village Centre
Bricolage Diy / Repairs
Buanderie Laundry/Utility Room
Bureau Office
Cabinet/WC Toilets
Cadastre Land Registry
Calme Quiet
Campagne Country
Carrelage Tiled Floor
Caution Guarantee
Cave Cellar
Cave Voutée Vaulted Cellar
Centre Commercial Shopping Centre
Cession Conveyance
Chambre Bedroom
Charges Comprises Service Charges Included
Charpente Structure
Chaud Hot
Chaudière Boiler
Chauffage Heating
Chauffage Central Central Heating
Chaume Thatch
Chaumière Thatched Cottage
Cheminée Fireplace
Chèque Cheque
Chèque De Banque Bankers Draft
Climatisation Air-Conditioning
Code Confidential Pin Number
Colombier Pigeon House
Comble Loft
Commerces Shops
Commodités Lavatory
Commune Town/Village/District
Compromis/Promesse De Vente Preliminary Sales Agreement
Comptable Accountant
Compteur Meter
Condition Suspensive Let-Out Clause
Contrat De Réservation Reservation Contract
Convention Agreement
Couloir Corridor
Cour Yard/Courtyard
Cour De Ferme Farmyard
Couvert Covered
Crédit Credit
Crédit Hypothécaire Mortgage
Cuisine Kitchen
Cuisine Aménegée Fitted Kitchen
Cuisine Americaine Open Plan Kitchen
Cuisine Équipée Equipped Kitchen
Date D’expiration Expiry Date
Débarras Box Room
Débattre To Be Discussed
Débit Debit
Découvert Overdraft
Demandé Required
Dépendence Outbuilding
Dépôt Deposit
Dernier Last
Dernier Étage Top Floor
Devise (Foreign) Currency
Divers (-es) Various
Double Vitrage Double Glazing
Douche Shower
Droit De Passage Right Of Way
Ecuries Stables
En Bon État In Good Condition
Ensoleillement Sunshine
Entrée Hallway
Entretien Maintenance
Environ Approximatively
Escalier Stairs
Espèces Cash
Est East
Etage Storey
Expert De Batiment Surveyor
Expert Géomètre Land Surveyor
Expertise Valuation Appraisal
Exposé Nord North Facing
Exposition Exposure
Facture Bill/Invoice
Fenêtre Window
Ferme Farm
Feuille De Paie Payslip
Finitions Finishing
Fosse Septique Septic Tank
Four Oven
Frais Fees
Frais De Dossier Mortgage Arrangement Fee
Frais De Notaire Notary’s Fees
Gardien Caretaker
Gare Train Station
Gare Routiere Bus Station
Grand Large
Grange Barn
Grenier Attic
Honoraires Notary’s Fee
Hypothèque Legal Charge (Mortgage Deed)
Immeuble Block Of Flats
Impôt Tax
Jardin Garden
Juriste Lawyer
Lavabo Sink
Laverie Laundry
Lingerie Linen Room
Local Premises
Location Rental/Tenancy
Logement Accommodation
Lotissement Housing Estate
Maçon Builder (Bricklayer)
Mairie Townhall
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
Menuiseries Woodwork
Menuisier Carpenter
Monnaie Currency
Moquette Carpet
Moulin Mill/Watermill
Multirisques Habitation Buildings & Contents Insurance Policy
Mur Wall
Mur Mitoyen Separating Wall
Neuf New
Niveau Level
Nombreux Many
Nord North
Notaire French Notary
Opposition Cancellation Of Payment
Ouest West
Parfait Perfect
Parking Car Park
Parquet Wooden Floor
Particulier Individual
Pavillon Detached House
Pelouse Lawn
Penderie Wardrobe
Période D’anticipation Pre-Completion Period
Perron Flight Of Stairs In Front Of A Property
Piece Room
Pierre De Taille Freestone
Piscine Swimming Pool
Placard Cupboard
Placement Investment
Plafond Ceiling
Plain Pied Single Storey House
Plan D’eau Water Feature/Pond
Plomberie Plumbing
Plombier Plumber
Plus Values Capital Gains
Portail Gate
Porte Door
Potager Kitchen Garden
Poubelles Garbage Can
Pour For
Poutre Wooden Beam
Prélèvement Automatique Direct Debit
Prêt Loan
Prêt Garanti Secured Loan
Prêteur Lender
Principal Main
Prise Électrique Electric Socket
Procuration Power Of Attorney
Propriétaire Owner
Propriété Property
Puits Well
Rangements Storage Space
Refait Restored
Relevé De Compte Bank Statement
Relevé D’identité Bancaire (RIB) Bank Identity Record
Remboursement Reimbursement/Repayment
Renové Renovated
Renseignements Informations/Enquiries
Rentabilité Profitability
Réservoir Water Tank
Revêtement Covering (Wall Or Floors)
Salle De Bains Bathroom
Salle De Séjour Living Room
Salon Sitting/Living Room
Sans Without
Sol Ground
Solde Balance
Sous-Sol Basement (Garage/Storage)
Standing High Quality
Sur Deux (2) Niveaux Two Storey
Tableau D’amortissement Monthly Repayment Schedule
Taux De Change Exchange Rate
Terrain Grounds/Land
Terrasse Terrace
Testament Will
Toit / Toiture Roof
Tout All
Tout A L’égout Main Drainage System
Travaux Building Works
Très Bon État Very Good Condition
Urbanisme Town Planning
Valable Valid
Vendeur Vendor
Vente En L’etat Futur D’achèvement (Vefa) Purchase Of Property Not Yet Completed
Verger Orchard
Vestibule Entrance Hall
Viabilisé Pre-Equipped With Main Services
Virement Transfer, Standing Order
Volets Window Shutters
Vue Vie

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Take the strain out of Foreign Exchange

| Finance and Insurance | 6th November 2013


[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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Cancer Support France

| Healthcare | 4th November 2013


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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New Marks and Spencer store opens in Paris

| Home and Garden | 24th October 2013

M&S in France

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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Advice about your French septic tank

| Home and Garden | 15th October 2013

We cover all of France

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 voted best estate agents in France

| Property News | 14th October 2013


Leggett Immobilier voted the best real estate agent in France

leggett_property_awardsThe champagne will be flowing across France as Leggett French estate agents celebrate being voted the best estate agent in France by the International Property awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

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.

With more stringent regulations covering property transactions in France every year, you need to know that you are dealing with a professional estate agency if you are buying or selling property in France. Winning the International Property Award for best Real estate agency in France against strong competition, reiterates that you are in safe hands with Leggett Immobilier.

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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