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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent manual on buying property in France
This book details everything one could wish to know about buying a home in France, and also includes a vast range of other information on such things as renting property, insurance, taxation, work, and much more. If I have one reservation, it's that the author's "warts and all" approach is rather frightening in places: scarcely a page goes by without dire...
Published on 14 Jan 2001

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46 of 55 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does not address the issues facing a potential purchaser.
Although titled 'buying a home in France', the bulk of the book has very little to do with buying a home and devotes more time to areas like how to get a work permit or how to put your children in a French school etc.
Further,the book appears to be a free advert for any lawyers etc. that have any connection to France.
Published on 18 Feb 2001


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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent manual on buying property in France, 14 Jan 2001
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This book details everything one could wish to know about buying a home in France, and also includes a vast range of other information on such things as renting property, insurance, taxation, work, and much more. If I have one reservation, it's that the author's "warts and all" approach is rather frightening in places: scarcely a page goes by without dire warnings about what can go wrong, and the consequences if it does. Plenty of foreigners buy french property without a hitch, so don't be put off by the frequent caveats!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The must-have book for potential house buyers in France., 8 Oct 2000
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Having decided to go for it and buy a house in France, I saw this book advertised and thought I had better read it. It was definitely money well spent. Buying a house in France is very different from over here and this book alerts you to all the potential pitfalls and costly disasters that can befall you if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Thankfully, with several very helpful pieces of information from this book I am now the proud owner of a beautiful house in France. Thank God for David Hampshire!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book crammed with facts and figures, 2 Oct 1999
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I found this a wonderful book crammed with facts and figures, with a straightforward approach to the problems and pitfalls you are likely to encounter. The whole laced with humour and a thorough understanding of what's involved. Gets my vote!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on the subject, 22 April 2003
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There are now several books on this subject, but I've found that this book is definitely the best one. It's crammed with up to date information and seems to cover absolutely everything.
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46 of 55 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does not address the issues facing a potential purchaser., 18 Feb 2001
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Although titled 'buying a home in France', the bulk of the book has very little to do with buying a home and devotes more time to areas like how to get a work permit or how to put your children in a French school etc.
Further,the book appears to be a free advert for any lawyers etc. that have any connection to France.
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32 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book for buying in France, 9 May 2001
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Excellent reference book for anyone thing of taking the first steps towards buying either a new or old property in France.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Take the Gooble-de-Gook Challenge!!, 25 May 2009
This review is from: Buying a Home in France (Paperback)
Read this (I quote from the book): "Note that if you're a non-resident of France for tax purposes and own residential property there that's available for your use, you're liable for French income tax on the basis of a deemed rental income equal to three times the real rental value of the property (usually calculated to be 5 per cent of its capital value)."

Is there a companion SURVIVAL handbook to help one translate and survive this sort of stuff???!!
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