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  1. Thanks everyone, what they told to do was a take pic before and a pic after door done and contact the plan cadastre to tell them. So will see what happens!

  2. Hi, looking for some advice regarding some work we are wanting to do on our house. We are wanting to put a door in an outside wall that faces onto the garden and doesn't overlook neighbours. I thought I would need to get permission, but the mairie say I don't. (I had already had a look on the internet and can only find where it say permission is needed.) Confused is an understatement, any advice much appreciated

  3. Hi DraytonBoy, have sent you a pm, cheers
  4. Many thanks, I have been to the Syndicate des Eaux and now getting things sorted!
  5. HI, well it looks like we now need to have an 'Etude' for the fosse (and we haven't even signed the final acte for the house yet, long and complicated story!). I have tried to search the forum for info, but not getting anywhere. Has anyone any recommendations for a company in the Saintes/Royan area in the Charente Maritime please. Many thanks in advance

  6. Hi Theiere

    Sorry to take so long to reply, I had to find the leaflet! The systems are called Allfea hybrid Duo which is a pompe chaleur for the central heating system, that also has a chaudiere fioul integrated. We are looking at that one and also the straight forward air/water system, Alfea S inverter. It all depends of cost and savings, so we will have to wait for the devis.
  7. Many thanks sweet 17, on closer inspection of the papers/plan (done for house sale) the test hole wasn't dug, so our chap (French) who we have known for years, dug said hole to find clay and the previous 'ok' has been refused! Hence my query regarding the costs, as it looks like it is going to be quite a bit more! Thanks again
  8. Hi

    I have tried a search of the forum to try and find info, but no luck. Has anyone any experience of a fosse installation ' assainissement en terte' and roughly how did the costs span out please. I have been quoted for a standard installation, but sadly this isn't going to work. Any advice much appreciated, many thanks

  9. Hi, Many thank for the replies received. We decided to look at a hybrid pompe chaleur system to do central heating and hot water. Just waiting for the devis eeek! Thanks again for all replies
  10. Many thanks everyone for the replies. We thought maybe the neighbour was trying it on, but apparently, the previous owner was in the process of getting it fixed (devis etc) but sadly passed away. I think we will just bite the bullet and replace it, then there are no neighbour disputes and have a quiet life!!!! Thanks again for all input.
  11. Hi

    I am currently in the process of buying a property in France and a fence on the boundary is in need of repair. The neighbour has said it is for me to repair it and it has to be done when the purchase is completed. Is there anyone who knows of any websites where I can find out who is responsible (joint responsibility etc) before I replace the fence. Many thanks for any links/advice
  12. Hi everyone

    Following on from my post regarding gas tank installations, does anyone know what the prices are for gas please? Have found some info on installations, but no prices! looking to compare with electric heating/air conditioning.

    Any links/advice much appreciated, many thanks
  13. Hi everyone

    We are currently in the process of buying a house in the Charente Maritime and we are taking advantage of the time to research different options for heating etc. Currently, the house has a chaudiere which runs on fuel for the central heating. I have looked at Geo Thermal, but this seems very expensive to install, so now looking to condenser boilers. I have tried to find info on the net, without success, for an individual gas tank (not possible to connect to mains gas) to work out some costings etc. Does anyone have any experience of this type of gas installation and any recommendations or links for suppliers please. Many thanks in advance for any links, advice etc

  14. Many thanks everyone, lots to go on!   Still in research mode, but I was thinking of keeping it very simple and along the lines of the very british 'cream tea' and nothing to complicated.  So it''s head down and research, research, research.  Thanks again

  15. Many thanks everyone for the replies. 

    Thanks for the link NormanH, very interesting reading,

  16. Many thanks for the replies everyone. 

    I never even thought of the chamber of commece!  Will go see them next week, thanks again

  17. Hi, I am thinking of opening a small tea room and was wondering if anyone had any experience of this in France or could point me in the right direction to check out the legislation etc.  All advice/pointers much appreciated, thanks
  18. Many thanks for your reply EuroTrash.  The car is very old (1997!) so I doubt they will sell it on, but then again you never know lol! 

    Thanks again


  19. Hi all, sorry if this has been covered, but I have done quick search and not found the answer.  We moved back to the uk temporarily and as we no longer have a valid french addess to register the car to, we have to sell it.  It is a very old french reg lhd car which will cost far to much to import to the uk, so I am going to trade it in against a rhd in the uk. My question is, I know what papers are required for a straight forward sale in France ( as I have done this before), but what papers do I need for the prefecture to show the car has been traded in/sold to a garage in the uk please.  Many thanks in advance for any advice /links etc,


  20. Hello,  I am looking fror any information on registering a motorhome in France without a fixed residence.  I have sold my house and plan to buy a motorhome and tour france in it whilst searching for a new house.  I have been resident in france for over 5yrs and I am fully in the french system.  Does anyone know if it would be possible to register the motorhome to BP/PO Box address at the post office in my current village please??  I have tried to find information on the internet etc, but not having much luck.  I will go to my local prefecture, but thought I would ask here as well.  It goes without saying any advice would be greatly received and thank you,


  21. Hi

    Not sure if this has been discussed before, but here goes.  I will be returning to the UK for approx 6-12mths and will be taking my French registered car with me.  I will no longer have a property in France, so effectively, I will be non french resident.  With this in mind, are there any UK car insurers who will insure a french reg car in the short term whilst I do the neccessary paperwork to get it registered in the UK, or does anyone know of a French company who will insure on a UK address, please.  The car isn't worth a lot, but is a very good runner!  Many thanks in advance for any help/advice

  22. Hi, that would be great honeysuckledreams if they wouldn't mind. It would be good to ask the questions and get feedback from someone who does it, many thanks ,
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