James Latter lifts the lids on roofs.
From a surveyorʼs point of view, a perfect roof is one which is completely weatherproof.
The architect will agree, with a ʻbutʼ – it must look good too. In France you can have… Continue reading
The Acte de Vente has been signed and you can’t wait to get to grips with the renovation work. The majority of French properties purchased by British buyers are built of stone and the majority of renovation works are actually… Continue reading
So you eventually find a property in France that you want to buy. But is it a sound proposition – and are any expensive repairs likely to be needed in the next few years ?
Many buyers in the… Continue reading
An independent point of view by Sian Lehrter of HSBC proposed mortgage.
It’s not a necessity in France, but you’re advised to carry out a survey before buying your French home to ensure value for money
Dry rot, subsidence, leaky… Continue reading