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  1. Will definately give that a go first - if it has joined the choir invisible though, does anybody know the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get a replacement from?

    Ta

    HB

  2. Hi All,

    First post here (in a long time anyway!) - Got to the house o(in the Gers) over easter to find that, amongst broken pipes/damaged water meter etc, my thermostatic shower unit appears to be playing up, and will only run lukewarm when it previously ran hot.

    Any thoughts on if this could also be cold damage, or would there be something else going on?

    many thanks,

    HB

  3. Yes I've heard some horror stories (and some good ones!), hence my enquiries.

    I think I'll go and do some chin stroking.

    By the way, when selling I understand that the tax on second home sales is 18% - is this the only charge that is applicable, or would there be others on top of that?

    Thanks,

    HB

  4. Hi All,

    We are hoping to sell our place in Lot et Garronne this year (or at least put it on the market), and we have a friend of a friend (from the UK) who is interested in buying, but would like to rent for a few months before making a decision.

    In principle this is ok with us, but I'm wondering what the legal implications are - can this be done on a kind of extended holiday let arrangement, and if so how are household bills covered etc?

    If anybody has any experience of a similar situation we'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Many thanks

    HB

  5. Hi Sue,

    That looks familiar - super fast response!

    Thanks,

    Matt

  6. Hi,

    Does anybody know the address of the address to send off for a new chequebook (in Bordeaux), I can't find the bleedin letter!

    Thanks,

    Matt

  7. [quote user="[email protected]"]

     the great Yngwie.  Make sure your sound is turned on & ENJOY!!  [:D]

    Nobody likes a smartarse!

  8. I suppose we could rehearse via broadband? Gigs could be a problem though.

    Ann Robinson - what a lovley women (should have stitched her gob up whilst whe was having all that plastic surgery)

    HB

  9. Shame you're not in 47 - we'll be there later this year and looking to form a band. Oh well.

    HB

  10. 'scuse my ignorance on the subject, but if you're classed as a trader in France due to selling on ebay, does that mean that you're then liable for all the social charges etc? If this is the case, does anybody know what the level of these charges are? Is there a sliding scale of earnings etc etc.... I realise that this is a whole different can of worms that has probably been covered countless times before, but if anybody could give a quick summary?

    Thanks, HB

  11. Does anybody know what the tax implications are of using ebay.fr (or ebay.co.uk for that matter).

    thanks,

    HB

  12. I assume there is a specific body that deals with these issues in each department - any ideas who I need to speak to? (I'm in 47 but I assume that the controlling body is the same in each dept?).

    Thanks,

    MattP

  13. Hi TJ,

    Thanks for that, could be a slight complication as i'm just about to train in the Uk, and wanted to transfer fairly quickly. Is it the same kind of arrangement in the UK or can you basically get on with it once qualified?

    cheers,

    HB

  14. Are there any electricians out there who have transfered their skills/qualifications accross the channel?

    If so, can you pass on details of what needs to be done and if there are any additional French qualifications required etc?

    Ta, HB

  15. Hello Jo,

    Will keep you up to date with anything I find.

    regards,

    MattP

  16. Prompted by a post in one of the other areas of this forum, I was wondering of anybody has any info regarding the qualification/registration requirements for therapists such as hypnotherapists in France? As a qualified therapist in the UK, I am entitled to setup as a practicing therapist and charge people for my services. In the UK, however, a qualification is not essential, and any Tom Dick or Harry can setup on any street corner.

    I would be very surprised if this is the case in France - does anybody have any info?

    HB

  17. Anybody know if the electronic ones are any good? They're supposed to do some jiggery pokery with the calcium crystals using an electrical current and are around the £60 - £100 mark

    Matt

  18. A french friend of ours mentioned that the Post Office (La Poste) is a good option - has anybody had any experience of this type of account?

    Cheers,

    MattP

  19. Finally got the application pack (although the dog got there first, so it's a bit perferated (sp?)).

    Can't believe the amount of paperwork they require, P60's bank statements, letters from the bank, utility bills, deeds to the house, souls of your first born etc - ok, not the last 2, but you get the picture, could take forever.

    Matt

  20. Thanks all,

    Sent off my email for the info pack a couple of days ago, so I'm purched by my letterbox every morning to try to stop my dog shredding it.

    24hr petrol pumps eh, its a whole new world!

    Cheers,

    Matt

  21. Does anybody know if it's possible to open a french bank account whilst still in the UK? I'm not able to get back over to our place until later in the year, but need to pay bills/builders etc?

    Cheers,

    MattP

  22. Hi All

    Currently having the same dilemma with our plasterer friend who lives in the village, so will try teh Lutece product - is it 300L or 3000L (both are mentioned in previous posts)

    toodleoo

    MattP

  23. Hi Lindy,

    I got mine through the uk finance people Hifx www.hifx.co.uk - I believe thiers covers periods over 60 days, I'll need to check. I know there has been some discussions about how good a UK base insurance company would be in france, but hey, time was of the essence.

    I don't have any connection with Hifx BTW, just used them.

     

    Cheers,

    Matt

  24. [quote]Shwmae Matt and best wishes for your signing on Saturday Yes, Martyn you're correct we wont have the money until we arrive, looks like that will be approx. 2wks later than the proposed signing da...[/quote]

    Yes, I meant Shwmae :confusedI'll learn Welsh one day, as soon as I've got my French together - could be some time).

    Good luck with yours too.

    Matt

  25. Hwyl Gwenhwyfar,

    We had a problem with our proposed date, and the notaire was very accomodating - we're going over next saturday for the final signing.

    Cheers,

    MattP

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