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In France, house buyers receive a dossier of information regarding the general condition of the property. In this series, John Marshall runs through some key elements of the report

New rules concerning the sale of properties in co-ownership buildings – France's loi ALUR explained

Handy hints to help you make sure your second home in France is safe and secure when you're not there

Julie Savill of Beaux Villages Immobilier shares her view of the current property market across the south west of France

The mairie's pre-emption rights when buying in France – the rules and procedures explained

Ever wondered how a French maire is elected and what exactly it is that they do? Ian Blackshaw lifts the lid on the life of that local stalwart of village life 'en France'