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  1. The income should be declared in France and tax paid via a French tax declaration. I'm assuming you own the property - if so, pop into your local Centre D'Impots (Tax Office) and ask to speak to someone about which form you need to fill in. I suspect it will be form 2042 which is the standard tax return.
  2. BIGSHIP - Sinking like the Titanic (slowly with lots of casualties...)
  3. Might be a bit of a problem there - BBC news reporting that 'large holdalls' are being loaded into the back of Gordon Browns ministerial Range Rover round the back of 10 Downing Street - the slimy farker is trying to leg it with all the evidence.
  4. We recently moved £50k into €'s using Moneycorp. Tried HIFX, FirstRateFX and couple of others for comparitive quotes, but Moneycorp gave us €1.1775 on 6th May - the interbank rate was €1.1805 at the time of the transfer so we consider ourselves lucky. Play the brokers off against eachother as much as you can. Might do some more next week if the rate moves in our favour...
  5. Nah... I thik this is more her style... Harriets 'weapon' of choice...
  6. Defamation I wonder if she'll get a call from Claims4You.........?
  7. I had a similar situation in 2001 - the mortgage co simply made it a condition of the loan that the work was done by a qualified Sparks within 6 months and withheld £4.5k from the loan. We got the work done and told the mortgage co not to bother releasing the funds (didn't fancy paying all that interest on such a small amount).
  8. Definitely the latter - the £ is foooked, but the € is only now starting to feel the pain of all the bailouts and the very real prospect of Greece being thrown out of EMU/EU unless it gets its finances sorted. Goldman Sachs (aka The Beast) are advising clients to ditch the € in favour of the £.
  9. has not set their status

  10. Don't give the fcukers any ideas for gods sake...
  11. That statement is utter nonsense. Most of the English/Irish/Dutch/Germans I've met over here have bought renovation projects from locals who don't want to live in them - they prefer to knock up a crappy little bungalow and then paint it the same salmon pink colour as all the other crappy little bungalows in the area. The village I live in contains around 180 properties, split roughly 50:50 original Charentaise farmhouse style and modern bungalows. I reckon AT LEAST 10% of the older properties are empty and yet there is a new lotissement (small estate) of identikit bungalows being built on the outskirts with prices starting at €95k. I'm seriously thinking about buying the place across the lane as a project - 2 beds, 1 bathroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, about 750m2 garden - the owner, from whom we bought our place 3 years ago, has said he'd take €25k for it.. It's been empty for 12 YEARS!!!
  12. Autumn 2007 - Desparation by C4 or what. Bet Army bloke is happy they pulled out now... I wonder if Dowsing lady 'had a feeling' prices might fall by a big chunk from Autunm 2007 to date.
  13. Hehehe - sounds exactly the same as the attitude of some locals here in La Charente... Must be a worldwide phenomenon.
  14. From the bottom of my heart, THANKYOU helenreed for posting that. That has SOOOOO made my day.
  15. But you need to pay more attention to the sign... These aren't just ordinary over-priced, badly built rabbit hutches......... These are SAVILLS over-priced, badly built rabbit hutches. Worth a lifetime of debt-slavery just for the cachet telling your freinds you bought through Savills.
  16. Can't disagree with you there Mike. I got tailgated for several miles by some muppet in a Q7 a while back. He overtook me about 500m before he decided to turn left (without bothering to indicate of course). :angry: This time of year the French countryside is full of X5's, XC90's, Cayennes and Touareg's (most with blacked out glass) driven by people who's sole motive seems to be to **** as many of the locals off as possible with their driving habits and parking antics. I saw one chap recently in his clapped out wreck wack a Parisian registered BMW estate several times with his bumpers before hoicking up a lovely green grolly all over the side window and leaving the car park with a big smile on his face.
  17. Without sounding too harsh, let the 7% of people referred to in the article eat their cake while they can. When they start choking and turning blue after interest rates rise, then the more prudent FTB's will inevitably benefit from their misery and rightly so. At least one plus point is that the article states that more than 50% of 'prospective' FTB's are still smart enough to realise you have to save the deposit in the first place. The majority should be applauded for their prudence ( © Gordon Brown)
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