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Andrew Harrison



I am on call when and if you need help or advice! 



For transfering money from the UK to your French Bank account, I can recomend Currencies Direct for an easy, trouble free service. 


To use their currency converter for an example based on current rates. 

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Services


I have listed below some of the services that I am currently able to offer and where I have established personal contacts which help me to provide a more effective and quick response.  It is by no means an exhaustive list.  I am always happy to discuss any other ways in which I can help you or indeed receive other suggestions.

•    UNDERSTANDING LOCAL REQUIREMENTS
General help and advice on administrative procedures in France.
Making telephone calls, arranging meetings and obtaining information and estimates, negotiating purchases and arrangements on your behalf. 
Translation of invoices, estimates for work, letters and other documents.
Interpreting at meetings with local authorities, for your house purchase, at the Marie, the bank, the police station or with workmen.

•    TAXATION 
Explaining the system and preparing for your income tax declaration.
Making a declaration through an accountant, getting expert advice on business taxation.
Making a retrospective tax declaration. Accompanying you to the Centre des Impôts.

•    HEALTH
Explaining the system and getting you registered. Help in getting assistance in case of illness.
Accompanying you to the hospital, optician or dentist or making an appointment.

•    BUYING/SELLING YOUR HOUSE Guiding you through the process and accompanying you to the agents and notaire for the purchase or sale of your property.

•    APPLYING FOR RESIDENCY & FRENCH NATIONALITY Explaining the procedure; helping you to source, assemble and fill in the paperwork and guiding you through the process.

•    LEGAL ADVICE AND INHERITANCE LAWS Finding a lawyer and accompanying you to meetings for legal advice, divorce proceedings or court cases. Working with your notaire for inheritance planning, modifying your will and family matters.

•    BUSINESS REGISTRATION
Explaining the requirements, the various options including the Micro Enterprise system, and their costs. Assembling the documents and accompanying you through the registration process to obtain your SIRET number. This must be completed before you start trading.

•    CAR REGISTRATION Guiding you through the registration process and arranging insurance.

•    PLANNING PERMISSION Advising on procedures; providing an English speaking architect.

•    BURGLARIES/ACCIDENTS Accompanying you to the police station to make a declaration. Helping you through procedures with police and  insurers.

•    BEREAVEMENT Planning for this possibility or giving you support with the formalities in the event of a death in the family.

•    TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE SERVICE (pre-booking possible)
Particularly useful if you don’t speak French well and are planning to have a meeting where details may need to be clarified or when someone arrives to do some work.

•    OTHER HELP Sourcing specialist services; recommending estate agents when you sell your house and advising on procedures; key holding services; arranging for pool maintenance; finding temporary accommodation while house hunting; emptying septic tanks; ordering heating fuel; negotiating with builders/artisans; help with formalities if you move back to the UK!