Archive for the ‘General Commentary’ Category

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:

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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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Removal of personal allowance for non UK residents

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

In this year’s budget the UK government announced that it would restrict access to the personal allowance. The “rationale for change” is that people with highly dubious connections to the UK are claiming the UK personal allowance. (more…)

Income and Wealth Tax Returns for 2010

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The clocks have gone forward, Spring has arrived, which means it is time to start thinking about your French tax returns! Some things in France seem to involve an inordinate amount of paperwork, but for many, tax is not one of those, as the process is surprisingly straightforward, or at least it may seem that way with the right professional guidance.   (more…)

Property or Shares and Bonds – which is the best investment?

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The financial crisis has naturally rocked many people’s confidence in financial institutions. Some of our clients have been asking us about the merits of property as an investment (as opposed to somewhere to live) – thinking that a tangible asset likes a house or apartment might be a better bet than stocks or shares. This article considers the pros and cons of property versus what we might call “financial assets” – Shares, Bonds and Funds. In particular, we focus on France, as Kentingtons advises clients on investments in France and/or for French residents.

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Euro-Sterling Turbulence – What should Expatriates in France do?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Every day it seems there is news that rocks the foreign exchange markets one way or another. On Monday, news about the UK’s borrowing sends Sterling down. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro’s turn as the Greek crisis takes a new twist. Meanwhile the Dollar is up on good economic data – or down on worries about debt. (more…)

France is a tax haven!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Mention the words France and taxation in the same sentence and many will start to stutter and maybe even tremble a little. Living in France is all about the life style isn’t it? Surely high taxation is just a fact of life for those whom living in France is either a reality or an ambition? (more…)

Review 2008 – Preview 2009

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

2008 will forever be burned into the mind as a very memorable year for the British expatriate in France, but for all the wrong reasons; an ailing global economy, a suffering Pound and house prices falling through the floor. (more…)

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