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Obtaining Planning Permission for Properties in France

Converting outbuildings or building new extensions can be a very attractive and lucrative option for many home owners in France.  Planning permission can be obtained but there are a few points to consider in order to comply with regulations.  We have listed the main considerations to help you if you are considering a rebuild or conversion.

The Magical Manche

Keeping in touch easily with family and friends in the UK is an important consideration for many people moving or retiring to France, so choosing to buy just across the Channel could be the answer. Even if you're looking for a second home or holiday bolt-hole, quick and easy access from the UK has many benefits.

Preparing for a Smooth Transition


There are a couple of steps you can take to make sure that once you have an offer in place, the sale can progress as smoothly and quickly as possible:

Occupying about a third of the French coastline, with soaring cliffs, tiny rugged bays and vast swathes of sandy beaches, Brittany is a region defined by its shores.  Along with the ruggedness and ancient traditions of the Finistère peninsula, classic fishing villages offer wonderful seafood straight off the boat and life here slows down a few gears.....

Making the Most of an Online Market


Almost all potential buyers begin their french property search online.  The first hurdle to getting people out to view your property is making sure your house stands out and potential buyers make that initial ‘click’.  If you’re preparing to sell your farmhouse in Brittany, village house in Provence, cottage in Normandy, or Dordogne country house, here are a couple of steps you can take to make sure your french property stands out above the competition:

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