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  1. I called SFR asking for clarification regarding acceptable proof of moving and they sent this: "Les justificatifs demandés doivent être datés de moins de 3 mois sauf l'ordre de mutation pour les militaires, le justificatif doit être daté de moins de 6 mois ? Contrat de travail à l?étranger d'une durée supérieure à 1 an ? Avis de mutation professionnelle pour une durée supérieure à 1 an ? Convention de stage à l?étranger pour une durée supérieure à 1 an (ou si le document stipule Année scolaire 20XX/20XX) ? Document attestant d?1 an d?études à l?étranger, avec tampon de l?école / université (ou si le document stipule Année scolaire 20XX/20XX) ? Avis d'imposition à l'étranger ? Bail ou contrat de location à l?étranger pour une durée supérieure à 1 an ? Facture de déménagement pour l'étranger ? Si militaire en mission à l?étranger : Document du supérieur hiérarchique avec tampon pour une durée supérieure à 1 an." Am I on planet earth??? My only option appears to be a tax certificate!!!!! HELP!!!!
  2. I have done all of the above. i complained about the price over 2 years ago and was promised a better deal. No new price came but suddenly out of the blue a reduced bill arrived in October last year. I copied a letter of resignation and sent it registered post last week explaining that their contract could not be fulfilled in the UK obviously and the response I got was as written above. They are an absolute bunch of "tossers" and it leaves a sour taste in the mouth, but what do I do next?
  3. I am having trouble understanding the procedure of cancelling our internet/phone contract with SFR. I have written to them and explained that we are returning to the UK so no longer need their box, they have sent the following in an email. "Voici la liste des pièces justificatives correspondantes, datant de moins de 3 mois : L'avis de mutation professionnelle hors de la métropole ou le contrat de travail d'une durée supérieure à 1 an. L'avis d'imposition hors de la métropole. Le bail de location hors de la métropole d'une durée supérieure à 1 an. La facture de déménagement hors de la métropole émise par le transporteur ou transitaire." My French is not fluent but I do not have any of these. Historically all my dealings with SFR have been awful and I would always advise others not to touch them with a bargepole. What proof do I have to give them, does anybody know what to do? Any help greatly appreciated!
  4. Our RHD 1995 red 216 Rover Cabriolet passed its control technique this morning. I am thinking of selling it but don't know its worth here in France. It is an old lady now has only 85000 miles on a Honda engine, leather seats but is starting to need more love and attention than I can give. Has anybody any idea its worth and where to sell it ?
  5. I am trying to sell our home in the Charente-Maritime and am getting pretty fed up with the lack of success. I have dropped the price and received less viewings. It is a big house over 200 sq m and nicely renovated but in a beat up little hamlet which has lovely neighbours. There are no shops but 10mins from local town. Feedback from visits is mostly positive so I just don't get why it hasn't sold. It was with one agent for 6 months and received no visits, changed agent and dropped price and have had about 7 viewings. Should I go multi agency or what. It is a beautiful house with loads of character but after 14 years in France its time to move on. Any suggestions ???? frenchdc
  6. we are both under 60 but currently pay no tax but pay into the cmu so I think the csg rate is 3.8% plus 0.5% crds. can somebody clarify and answer these questions What figure is then deductable for tax the following year? What are the social charges if I take a lump sum from my pension? What are the social charges on uk savings interest?
  7. Hi, I am trying to calculate our social charges liability on a private company pension of 15000 euros but am a little confused with the exact rules as we currently pay reduced taxe d'habitation. We are both under retirement age and we currently pay no income tax. Is the csg 7.5% or 3.8% plus the crds of 0.5%? Or do we pay nothing? What figure is then deductable for tax the following year? What are the social charges if I take a lump sum from my pension? What are the social charges on uk savings interest? so many questions! fdc
  8. thanks for reply. No s1 I'm afraid but I was hoping to obtain percentages and thresholds involved so that I can calculate some actual figures please.
  9. Hi to all, I am thinking about taking my UK company pension early. I am resident in France ( 57 years old ) and I want to know what my liability will be for tax, health and social charges on my monthly pension as well as the liability on taking a lump sum please. Any help greatly appreciated
  10. towed to a garage for fixing, they do not fix only tow to a garage.
  11. for information to all. I phoned Aviva, home cover allows 180 euros only for towing cost to garage of your choice. This equates to around 30kms only. Customer Assistance person (Aurora) absolutely fantastic and efficient, even rang back to make sure all ok! Well done Aviva ! brilliant customer service - very rare in my 11 years here in France.
  12. Hi thanks for reply. I know that I am covered at home, I just wanted to know how the system works, will they try and fix it here at home or take it to a garage. It's a 17 year old Rover Cabriolet.
  13. Hi please help, Does anyone know how the Aviva assistance car breakdown works. My car is at home and won't start, I'm covered on my insurance but do they repair it at home or tow it to a garage?
  14. Does anybody know of a catholic mass in english in the Charente-maritime at Easter please?
  15. Can anyone advise exactly what should go in rubrique 11 on cmu form S3710 which says "indiquez les ressources reçues ou perçues à l'étranger ou versées par une organisation internationale" Any help appreciated.
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