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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
Interpreting at meetings with local authorities, for your house
purchase, at the Marie, the bank, the police station or with
• 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.
Explaining the system; helping you to prepare documentation and
then assisting you with the paper or online 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 to sort out problems.
Explaining the system and helping you with the registration process.
Help in getting assistance in case of illness.
Accompanying you to the hospital, optician or dentist or making an
• APPLYING FOR RESIDENCY & FRENCH NATIONALITY Explaining the
procedure; helping you to source, assemble and fill in the
paperwork and guiding you through the process.
• CAR REGISTRATION Guiding you through the registration process,
now online, and arranging insurance.
• PLANNING PERMISSION Advising on procedures; providing an
English speaking architect.
• BURGLARIES/ACCIDENTS Accompanying you to the police
station/gendarmerie to make a declaration. Helping you through
procedures with police and insurers.
• 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.
• 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!
SIRET No: 453 520 298 00010 Copyright Andrew Harrison 2009-20. All rights reserved
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.