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How many cows can you fit into a swimming pool?

It is not often that we receive a claim from a client whose swimming pool has been damaged by thirsty cows looking for water to drink on a hot day. However, earlier this summer three cows found their way into a pool, dived in and damaged the pool liner as a result. We are pleased …

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How to be prepared for a storm

Thunderstorms and other violent storms including lightning can be a frightening experience – and are becoming increasingly frequent during the summer. In May 2018, France had the greatest number of lightning strikes in one month alone for nearly two decades. Last month, June also experienced record rainfall and flooding in several parts of the country, …

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How do I change my French insurance contract?

Did you know that in France it’s now easy to cancel or change your insurance contract? That’s right: if you are unhappy with your insurance provider or want to shop around for a better deal before renewing, you are able to do so. What’s more, we can help you to do this… we’ll take away …

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At what stage do you need to have home insurance in France?

You’ve discovered your dream home in France … and your offer has been accepted. But at what stage do you need to have home insurance in France in place? Household insurance policies in France are generally multi-risk; that means they include contents and buildings as well as third party liability. Your home is one of …

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Do I need a smoke alarm for my home insurance to be valid?

In France it is a legal requirement to have at least one smoke detector fitted in your residential property. The law was introduced in 2015 to encourage a higher uptake in French households of smoke detectors – and ultimately to save lives. A smoke detector must conform to the required standards (European standard NF EN …

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Finding the right artisan for the job in France

Finding the right builder or artisan to undertake renovations in your home can be problematic at times. If you have a second home in France, you may not be as familiar with the local trades and even if living here permanently there are a number of things to think about before hiring an artisan/builder. Most …