Monthly Archives: December 2016

The legal process of buying in the Balearics

17 December, 2016 The most secure way of buying a property overseas, whether you buy in the Balearics or anywhere else, is to do so through a local solicitor or lawyer who knows all the conveyance legalities. Lots of properties in the Balearics are not properly registered because of people’s reluctance to pay the expensive fees. Many families […]

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Mortgages for French property

13 December, 2016 If you are taking a mortgage to buy your French property, first of all you will need to decide whether to take a Euro (French) or Sterling (UK) mortgage. Your choice will be limited by your circumstances. If you are re-mortgaging a UK property to release equity then you can organise this in the UK, […]

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Tax, inheritance, pensions & insurance (France)

13 December, 2016 Let’s deal with the easy part first – insurance. You will want to make sure you have sufficient insurance for your new property and its contents, especially if you are not living there all year round. There is a useful contact below based in the UK who can give you a quote and some guidance, […]

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Healthcare (Canaries)

2 December, 2016 If you are registered to work in the Canaries and make national insurance contributions then you are eligible for state-run health care. If you are in receipt of a UK old age state pension or long term sickness benefit, you’ll need to submit an S1 form (previously E121) from the International Pension Centre. Register the […]

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The French property market

2 December, 2016 Like the rest of Europe, the French property market has had a tricky time since the financial crisis of 2008. However, the market for British people moving to France has stayed steady, with greater numbers heading to France than Spain and Greece. Thanks to the relative strength of the French economy, and the historic British […]

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