French Taxform

Income Tax – It’s That Time of Year Again!

Income Tax Spring has arrived but with it come two things that detract from its warmth. First, the pollen count is up and although a life-long sufferer, the effects on the nose, eyes and throat seem diminished as the years have gone by. Second, the more painful and stressful is the annual tax form to […]

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Notaire's Sign

Notaires (Notary Public)

Notaires A Notaire (Notary Public) is a legal specialist whose job is to draw up authenticated contracts on behalf of their clients.  Notaires are self-employed professionals.  This means each notaire or notary practice is responsible for their own offices and are paid by their clients. They deal with: the family: such as marriage contracts, divorce, […]

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Rooftops Cahors

Viewing Houses to Buy

We arrived in Cahors the main town of the Lot a sunny Saturday morning in mid-July, parked and looked into one estate agents (immobilier).  We explained our aim of viewing houses to buy and arranged a first visit on the Tuesday.  We were sure to like this house as it was already being renovated by […]

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Our holiday home in the Lot

Buying a Holiday Home in France

I was standing behind the house looking down at a concrete slab. “Is that the septic tank?” I asked the estate agent. “Yes” he replied. Well, that is what I thought I asked! I guess I was being just a might too cool. I didn’t bother lifting the slab. I was still recovering from a serious shoulder dislocation […]

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