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How The Scheme Works
The contract is a standard lease called a bail in France. It runs for 12 months and then continues until either party gives notice to quit. This is usually 2months.
Rental payment and what's included;
There is a rental payment paid each month which may increase by inflation each year but our aim is to keep costs as low as we can. All the utilities are taken care of. There is a charge for water and septic tank system, local taxes, House maintenance, general village communal area maintenance.
Broadband and Electricity is based on your usage and tarif is as per the main broadband provider and EDF.
The rent do vary depending on the property but they start at 450
The security deposit is 600 euros refundable when the person leaves and the house is left in a state similar to that when they occupied the property.
The houses are part furnished; usually wardrobes, possibly beds, occasional furniture. sideboards or dressers. We are happy to be flexible and move a few items around if we can. We prefer not to do cookers, washing machines, fridge freezers, TVs etc
The types of homes to rent;
Each house or complex is designed for retired people and simplistic living with low costs rents and low cost running. Each house has a garden and parking. Most houses are kitchen-diners, lounge, some are 2 or 3 bedrooms. They have all been fully renovated and insulated. Some houses are set in a small complex whilst others are more individual but none are isolated. We look for unusual houses with history and character. Everyone is different so we try to accommodate everyone's needs.
Our homes are owned by private landlords and Emeritus Property manages the whole service.
The Setting of our homes;
All our homes are in the countryside. Normandy is a wonderful place with a easy lifestyle and extremely low crime rate. Learning just basic French you will find people are very friendly. Our homes are usually on the edge of villages, set in a hamlet or complex and are maximum ten minutes drive from shops.
The type of people who would love to live in Normandy;
People need to be financially independent and can support themselves meeting the French rules on moving to France.
You really need to be a Francophile and who love France and the French way of life.
You may be a remote worker and could effectively live anywhere in the world. If you love country lifestyle then our villages are for you.
People who love the countryside and nature. We encourage gardeners and people who love to live in zero light, noise and smell pollution.
We work hard to look after everyone's needs and encourage people to make it their homes. If there are any issues or problems we are always happy to try and help. French tradesmen take for ever and a day to do anything and the word emergency is only used by the fire service and police and then that's usually after meeting and greeting everyone, shaking hands, kissing and getting the paperwork in order first. We have a support team of tradesmen who we use and trust to do a good job, but life is a slower pace In Normandy for sure.
We will provide support to get settled and whilst you living in France. We will provide all the documentation for residency permission or visa application. If there is anything you need we are here to help.
Securing a property;
To secure a property a non-refundable deposit is taken.
Renting a property in LaThebaudiere or Riverie can take between 1 to 6 months depending on clients documentation. Non EU citizens need to apply for a visa or residency. Its easier to apply for a visa for one year and after that apply for residency. You can come to France for 90 days but then you cannot return for 180 days. So you could come to France and apply for the visa whilst you are here but the French don't rush. We always recommend to people to come and visit before deciding or at least do their research of the area. such as using google maps and studying the YouTube videos about living in France. The last thing we want is for people to romanticise about living in France and when they get here find its not really what they thought.
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