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tawny owl

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  1. I am so thankfull for your really practical advice /replies but am still a little unsure about the timing . We thought going to a vet in the port would be fine but from what has been said this is not so. How long before you go to be checked does the vets appointment have to be? In the past (9 years ago before dogs)we have had to stop overnight 1/2 way up. Thanks again
  2. Thanks . We have just been to the vet today for their booster so we believe everything in order. Our property is in the LOt and after reading some posts on the site concerned about ticks. Does it mean you have to keep the dogs on the lead all the time? There are fields near our property. Also concerning going home do you find a vet in the port or before you travel? Thanks, we will be better once we have been through it all.
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    Hi As its the first time taking our springers over vis Eurotunnel in October is there any advice ? We are particually concerned about coming back. Thanks
  4. You have not mentioned where (area) you are looking for, and type of place?
  5. We have always found Thomas Exchange Global Ltd, London excellent
  6. Thanks for your help, the property is in two parts  a house and a barn converting into a workshop for my husband, we were believing to let either holiday or other the house to give an income for my husband to use the workshop towards maybe holiday schools down the road. With the builder being behind we are now treading water so to speak waiting and living off money that should of been used for the property. We will have words with the bank and look into options mentioned .
  7. We have a property slowly  getting renovated a lot slower than we hoped with no morgage but because it has taken so long are now struggling to continue and live! We are both on small pensions and live in England. Any ideas? Thanks
  8. Hi , we have a property in the Lot which might be of interest. If you would like to tell me more of your requirements maybe by e mail or PM. Thanks Post edited by a moderator, please do not post your personal contact details on the forum.
  9. Notice it is quite a while since your post and wondered what happened? Also how did you find the company who would do the changeover cleaning. We have an end of our farmhouse ready we hope in May and have been considering a long term let as with being in England it seems so challenging to run a holiday let.
  10. Thanks for all the information and site which I will look into . We already have a notaire and yes I have read lots of problems people have encountered. I just trust there is a lot of positive news also that people have not shared as it does seem a minefield especially furnished or unfurnished. I did not realize you could take out insaurance against problems. . We do feel at a big disadvantage being so far away although we have a good neighbour in France. Thanks again...
  11. Thanks for your reply. Do you mean we should try and find a local agent or a bigger company? We were believing to in time try a holiday let but being in England it is at present hard to manage. That is why we thought a long term let would be better than leaving the property empty . Hopefully it would be looked after and enjoyed as it is by the river. We are unsure furnished or unfurnished as there is furniture there. Reading other messages on the site I realize it can be complicated and are a little unsure where to start..
  12. We would like to advertise our farmhouse in dept 46 (Lot)but dont know where to do so. We live in England and cannot at this time put adds in locally as I have seen suggested. Could anyone help me with sites and any do`s & dont`s. Thanks.
  13. Thanks my husband is flying home on Friday so I will get him to look into it. The site has saved me so much time searching. Also recomendation is 100% better. Thanks again
  14. Big thanks for advice. All over now thank heavens! Because of the solistor who was brill and circumstances surrounding situation a 500euro fine and 6 months ban . I think everything was much more frightening due to the way things were treated by the police who did not really listen. A learning curve for us. We are very new to the ways of France and have a lot to learn. Already with renovating our property we seem to be forever meeting red tape. I think this is a great site for learning.
  15. Big thanks to all those kind people who answered my post I booked my husband into B&B I am sure he will be pleased  Thanks again
  16. Big thanks, unfortunatly I got a bit muddled up in the sites and the maps are a bit confusing could you recomend one which is close and best rate and I will go for it. Thanks again
  17. Need to stay 1 night as close as possible to Airport as early flight Could anyone recomend a reasonable place.? Big Thanks
  18. Big thanks, and to Clair,for the thread to your answer to my first question. I had only joined the site that day and after writing could not find my way back to view any answers. Still learning! My husband has now got a solictor to support him as with the confusion and his diabetus he would be lost. We have also taken on board your advice about proof. It seems from what you say it could be dreadful. Are fines payable on the spot or do they give you time to pay? Thanks again
  19. Due to a muddled series of events(and language) when my husband was pull up in the car not long ago, instead of giving him a fine on the spot which apparently should have happened they thought he lived in France and gave him a court date. We are not sure what will happen now except things regardless of the mistake will take there course. We anticipate a fine, and wondered do you have a period of time to pay or is it demanded on the spot, as we will need to move money and it is not a good time? Thanks
  20. We have found we always get the best rate from "Thomas Exchange". Post edited by the moderators.
  21. Looking into a 1 year rental or more of our up to 3 bedroom property in the Lot from April/May next year. After reading the posts did not realise it was so challenging /complicated. I would be very grateful for any advice and help. Should one go to a letting agent for more security? Our property is in a village Dept 46200.
  22. We have now got a friend in France to ask that question . Although my husband can speak some French the police have taken when he said he had a house in France that he was living in France. Apparently if they had not decided this he would have just had a large fine, but unfortunenatly it has now gone into their system which seems cast in stone and he has been given a date for court. We are unsure what now will happen . The police do seem to have given him very conflicting information.
  23. Hi can you advise? My husband needs to get a French Driving licience. While we are renovating a property in the Lot we are not believing to move as yet but unfortunatly when he was just over there seeing the builder he was arrested for being over the limit. There are complications as he is diabetic and was unstable, being taken to hospitial. Either way he has been told he needs a french licience to produce for a hearing . If he does not have one it is taken further. Big thanks as we are out of our depth.
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