Archive for October, 2015

Five top tips when selling your house

Friday, October 9th, 2015

French Properties Direct is a marketing company which advertises property for sale on behalf of property owners who wish to sell privately. Here Sue Adams, owner of the company, outlines her five top tips for anyone thinking of selling their French property:


Social Charge Revolution for Retired UK Expats

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

If you are a retired UK expat living in France, you will be used to not paying French social charges (CSG / CRDS) on your UK pensions, which is excellent news. This is courtesy of EU law, stating that these charges may not be taken on pensions where the beneficiary is under the cover of another country for its healthcare.

Social charges are also not applied to UK rental property, thanks to the UK / France tax treaty. The oddity is that there has been no such law covering the application of social charges for other income, such as from savings and investments, thus expat retirees are paying 15.5% of this income. This is now being put right. (more…)

Release your potential (Wealth)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


When it comes to money, most of us would like to have a bit more of it than we do. This may be motivated by the need for new car, a holiday, the security knowing it is there provides or, most importantly, the ability to support those we love.

Many of us will have value tied up in places that means they cannot use it, such as in pensions or property. So how can we release this potential wealth?


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