Useful Books

How to renovate a house in FranceHow to renovate a house in France
At last! After a glut of books on how to buy your dream house of age and character in France, here's one on how to make it strong, beautiful and habitable.

The French Property Buyer's Handbook: Everything you need to know about buying a house and moving to FranceThe French Property Buyer's Handbook: Everything you need to know about buying a house and moving to France
It really does cover all the ground from looking for a house, finding agents, negotitating, getting a mortgage and then moving in. It also has a huge section on living in France.

Going to Live in France: Your Practical Guide to Life and Work in FranceGoing to Live in France: Your Practical Guide to Life and Work in France
It covers the basics of everything you need to know about living in France from buying a house, medical care, sending your UK benefits overseas and settling your children in school.

Buying a House in France: Where and How to Do ItBuying a House in France: Where and How to Do It
This book is fantastic and informative. I have never travelled to France and have found the book answers a lot of my questions. Also it contains many further contacts e.g. schools, government buildings ect. that we would need to contact before beginning to move. Excellent book for a novice france house buyer.

The Complete Guide to Buying Property in France: Buying, Renting, Letting and SellingThe Complete Guide to Buying Property in France: Buying, Renting, Letting and Selling
This is one of the more informative guides probably because the author is a legal brain and so understands the contract process. Additionally, there is a helpful summary of the different regions, their attractions and shortfalls and a good explanation of the considerations for running costs for a house in France.

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Purchasing Property