UKtelecom is the authoritative voice of the French telecom market for expats, offering good honest advice in English on all aspects of fixed line telephone and broadband services. From setting up a telephone line in your new house, line rental, pay as you go or unlimited call packages it could not be simpler. We give free technical assistance, via our French freefone number. Call for UK TV over broadband, cheap calls to France from the UK and many more offers.
Sky In France Sky TV and Freesat supplied and installed throughout France.
LeFrenchMobile The only prepaid service for English speakers in France for a short stay (less than a year). Benefit from a pay-as-you-go SIM card with NO commitment, a service entirely in English (voicemail, customer service, website), one cheap flat rate to call France, UK, all Europe, USA, Canada & Australia, 50% discount on calls to other LeFrenchMobile users. Purchase and top up online. Mobile and dongle packs are also available.
Artist / Illustrator
English artist Perry Taylor now lives in the Hautes-Pyrénées and the South West of France provides the muse for his humorous ink drawings on a cornucopia of subjects ranging from animals and French village life and traditions to sports and French cuisine. Enjoy Perry’s website where you can order prints, cards, posters, limited editions and T-shirts and where you can also find details of his forthcoming exhibitions. Having art directed for brands such as Nissan, Bacardi-Martini, House of Fraser, General Motors and Malaysia Airlines Perry is also available for corporate commissions. Here at French Property Centre we are big fans of Perry’s work and he has illustrated our Driving in France page.
Ian Morris FRICS is a fully qualified and bilingual Chartered Building Surveyor, based in France, undertaking UK-style pre-purchase surveys for English-speaking buyers across the southern half of the country. Get an instant report by phone, and a written report by e-mail and by post. "Fixed fee" quotations quoted in advance, without obligation or commitment.
www.french-surveys.com Tel: 0033 467 894 346
James Latter, c.n.e.i. is a bilingual surveyor and French-registered expert, a membre-agréé of La Compagnie Nationale des Experts Immobiliers. With over 15 years’ experience of French building practices, planning regulations and property valuations (banks, courts/divorce etc.), he will undertake pre-purchase surveys in the North and West of France, Paris and Burgundy.
www.french-property-surveys.com Tel: 0033 (0)220.127.116.11
Britline is Credit Agricole’s English-speaking banking service for Brits who live in France; you can apply for a French mortgage, take out home and contents insurance or open a French bank account – all from the comfort of your UK home!
www.britline.com Tel: 0033 231 556 789
French Insurance in English. What price peace of mind? We will protect you and your new French home against the sort of mishaps that befall someone just like you every day – yes even in France! We are your English speaking one-stop-shop for all your insurance needs - whether it’s for your house, car, health, business, travel, pensions or life insurance. But we are more than ‘just’ an English speaker on the end of the phone and a shoulder to lean on in an emergency. Did you know for example that a normal insurance rebuild in France uses modern building materials? We will insist on identical materials and replace ‘like with like’ thereby preserving the character and charm of your home. And did you know that you can’t pick up the keys to your new French home unless insurance is in place? So why not contact us now and make an informed choice rather than a rushed last-minute decision!
www.insurance.fr Tel: 00 33 562 292 000
English Speaking Notaire Advisor
English Notaire Advisor (Rachel Bonnet) Did you know that you can appoint your own notaire and that you won’t pay a penny more in notaire’s fees? They are split between the vendor’s notaire and your own. So why not let the English Notaire Advisor guide you?
perfidealbion.com Tel: 0033 982 467 735
English solicitors specialising in French property
Cordiez Solicitors: Dual-qualified Franco-British solicitor specialising in all aspects of French property law including French succession and inheritance matters.
http://solicitor.fr/ Tel: +44 (0)20 7148 5563 +33 (0)486 688 968
Fully accredited translator/interpreter
Danielle Cimpello Expert Judiciaire Traducteur-Interprète
Tel: 0033 235 798 225
Removals & Storage Company
Movecorp provides a weekly removal service to and from France to the UK and any worldwide destination, from a single box to a full house move we can provide a cost effective removal service. Get a free quote online:
Hunts of Redditch have over 60 years experience of transporting people’s treasured possessions both nationally and internationally. Members of the British Association of Removers, they have a list of satisfied customers as long as your arm.
Britannia Appleyards is a family owned and run removal business established over 100 years ago. Members of the British Association of Removers and Britannia Movers International, Appleyards combine old-fashioned standards of service with a high-tech fleet of vehicles and highly trained and experienced staff.
Anglo French Removal Service is an independent family run firm and member of The National Guild of Removers. If you're looking for a professional company for your forthcoming removal to France or removal from France then we operate a fast, efficient weekly service to and from Normandy Loire, Charente, Limousin, Aquitaine & Midi Pyrenees and a fortnightly service to the rest of France. So try to relax and let us take the strain.
Best French Mortgage Why not use the services of a mortgage broker to search through what the various French mortgage providers can offer you? With French interest rates so much lower than their UK equivalents, you will be very pleasantly surprised. When these French brokers actually turn out to be English the surprise is complete!
www.bestfrenchmortgage.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 7193 6329
Offshoreonline.org UK regulated, independent mortgage advisers. Over 25 years experience of helping UK expatriates and other nationalities to buy their main home or buy to let properties in France. Equity release and remortgage service also offered. We’ll find the best deal for you by searching from a panel of lenders in France.
www.offshoreonline.org Tel: +44 (0) 1364 72393
Currency matters Don’t pay high-street rates when you’re transfering money from the UK to France (or vice-versa if you receive rental income from your French property!) Save yourself money with every transaction by dealing with specialists – if you’re making staged payments to a developer you can even buy currency forward to minimise the risks of currency fluctuations.
www.currencymatters.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 800 458 6736
George East's books on France
George East is one of the industry's most well respected travel writers and humorists.
His selection of books cover a vast array of useful topics and have been enjoyed by millions of readers.
Miscellaneous Expat Services
EXPATS.org.uk Almost a British expats yellow pages - recruiters, countries, travel, gifts, shopping, financial, etc.
Animalcouriers are a pet transport and animal shipping service operating throughout the UK, Europe and overseas.
www.animalcouriers.com Tel: +44 (0)1483 200123
French Locations - Long term property rental
French Locations - specialist consultancy for long-term rental property in France. With a comprehensive user-friendly website, professional advice and French tenancy agreement service.
France Car Hir. We take data feeds from all the major car rental companies and display the results in one search. So rather than you going to all the companies on an individual basis our site enables a faster search for the best deal for any given rental location. We also pass on a percentage of our discount to you which makes for a cheaper deal!