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  1. Hi, I have a question about last wills and testaments. I am a dual French/British citizen married to a British citizen and we have lived in the UK for almost 20 years. We own a house in the UK (as joint tenants). We want to write a will that will say to whom we want our respective share of the house to go to once we are both dead. We have no children and won't be having any. In my case, I want my share to go to my husband but I want to make sure that when he dies, if I'm already dead, my share goes to my siblings in France, who are French citizens, and not to my husband's family or new par
  2. Hi all, Back in May, I ordered some fabric from an online store (Tissens) in France which never arrived - the tracking info said there was an issue with the address being incomplete. I contacted Tissens' customer support at the beginning of June and they responded saying they would investigate and asked me to confirm my delivery address. I did this and heard nothing back for a further 6 weeks. When I chased it up, they eventually responded to say the shipment had been returned to them, and that if I wanted it shipped out again I would need to pay 14.5EUR. I asked for them to c
  3. hi all... my partner lived in France for years and recently moved back to the Uk. .. since returning French authorities are demanding 6000 Euros for some supposed over-payment of low income supplement that she received while in France. She emailed them explaining that as well as not understanding why this is owed, that she is on low earnings here and could only afford to repay 20 Euros per month. They have said this is not acceptable and want more than 200 Euros per month. The other day we have received a letter demanding the full amount from "Titre Executoire" ...
  4. https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/3143151/france-emissions-sticker-117-fine/ Hopefully the UK are going to reciprocate this in the UK for French vehicles ?
  5. Hi, I was living in France and had a French Mortgage for 200,000 Euros in 2009. Unfortunately I lost my job and I had to return to the UK, I paid what I could to the Bank over the next few years, but one day in 2012 the Bank informed me that the outstanding Mortgage was paid off by an insurance policy. I rented the house out to tenants after making enquiries and paying a Notaire to see if the house was actually mine, I was assured it was and assumed that I had taken a policy out at the time of purchase. Last year I agreed to sell the house to my tenant,
  6. READ MORE HERE: http://news.sky.com/story/attack-in-nice-73-dead-as-truck-hits-crowd-10502068 My heart and Condolences go out to the families of all those innocent lives lost.
  7. Hello, It is the first time I use this forum, and I really need your advice. I am going to try to make it short, but it is not going to be easy... My husband and I are French and lived in England for six years (July 1996 to August 2002). We left UK at the beginning of August 2002 to move back to France because of unplanned family reasons, but with outstanding unsecured debts in the UK. Before moving, we wrote to our creditors in the UK to let them know we were moving to France, our moving date and our temporary address in France where they could contact us. Unfortunately, in 20
  8. READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-france-launch-rapid-deployment-exercise
  9. If you are planning on driving in France, beware - one could be heading straight for you at the next roundabout. Carolyn Brown, who lives part of the year in Brittany, has a cautionary tale about a very small car. Losing one's driving licence in the UK is a serious matter - expensive and, to say the least, very inconvenient. But in France, no licence? No problem. You can simply go shopping for a VSP a voiture sans permis - a small two-seater car that anyone aged 14 or over can take out on the road with as little as four hours' experience behind the wheel, sometimes not even tha
  10. Hello New to this site and I am looking to get help regarding a MBNA Credit Card Debt. I owe about £20,000 on a MBNA card in the UK and recently have run into financial difficulties here in France. The card is registered to me at my French address although was first applied for whilst in the UK. I have just paid the latest min payment but I fear this will be the last I can manage. I called them today to explain my difficulties. They took details of my current income and expenditure which highlighted why I could no longer pay. They said they would freeze the interest but if no pa
  11. I was looking for advice for a friend who worked in france and rented, when coming back they cleared all outstanding rent ect, now are being chased for debt since returning. I dont think they did run this debt up and feel that they are being taken advantage of as a foreigner. Are they liable for these debts?
  12. Is it true that translation is needed as with translation the stamp of certification by the french insurer is not included, which is required for authenticity. Does anyone know the method of transference procedure or had this experience?
  13. Hello, I have been a member of this group for several years but change of pc's, email addresses and loss of passwords has forced me to re join. So a question on the very first post...I apologise ! I have lived in France for the past 10 years now need to return to England for personal reasons. I want to check my credit score but need to provide an English address to do so which I don't have. I know I have a Barclaycard account in arrears but have not received a statement from them since September 2007 but have continued to pay a small amount each mo
  14. Dear All, my situation is that back in 2011 I went back to Singapore in a rush that I couldn't close my account at HSBC France I was using during my studies and a debt of about 800euros and more is due now I dont even know exactely how much. Now I will be studying in the UK I want to open an account at HSBC UK in London. When I will open a bank account at HSBC UK will they know I have an account at HSBC France and will they know that I have a debt ? If they know that I have a debt at HSBC France will they collect it from my HSBC UK bank account ?
  15. Hi, I am trying to find the legal name for Air France in the UK and their service address for a claim form. Anybody have any clue? Thanks!
  16. The French have torpedoed a ‘war games’ which took a year to set up. The Royal Marines have been forced to cancel their biggest amphibious landing for more than a decade after their so called French allies pulled out. The Navy had spent £1 million in fuel getting to the Red Sea when the operation was called off-and it cost another £1 million to reach the Gulf of Oman, where a new exercise was hastily arranged for the Marines. More than 1,500 commandos had been in training to storm the shoreline of Djibouti-with 500 French ‘Troupes de Marine to back them up. Navy sources said the de
  17. We all know a bathroom shower is slippery but this hotel, a new one in france has no grab handles anywhere near the shower, just a plastic or glass divider and a grey bathroom floor that is so smooth that with a small drop of water makes it worse than ice as you step down from the shower base. I have very server bruising on hip and day later left arm cannot be used What are my rights? I have photos of bathroom and injured hip I reported incident to reception and got the email address of manager. I have checked out as I can at least walk
  18. Hi everyone sorry for this but i am new to this, I lived in Oz for a couple of years and now live inbetween France and UK,i seprated from my wife in Oz and returned to the Uk so did my ex and i have a dept of $30000 which Credit corp has sent me a email demanding payment, The 2 cards were in my name so the dept is mine,i ran out of work so had to return. I have recieved a couple of emails stating that if i dont sort it out they will pass the it to a overseas agent, what can i do? and most important what can they do. I have assets in Europe which i had before i left u
  19. Hi All, We broke-down in France last week and have been flown home by the AA. We then got a call to say it was the clutch and it would cost 800 Euro's. I've checked and it seems this is a lot of money and in the UK for example it would only cost about £300. It does appear it would cost more in france but still not as much as the quote. Do I have any rights to dispute this amount? Thanks
  20. I studied abroad in France in 2011 and had opened a bank account to attend school. I never closed it before I returned to Canada and right now I think it is around - 500 euros. The bank (LCL) has sent letters to my house in Canada notifying me of this debt. I have not received anything however in a year. Does this small debt have any chance of catching up to me here in canada?? Also if I ever returned to France I am going to assume that I will not be able to open another bank account, even with another bank company? I am very clueless on how this works in France and would appreciate
  21. Hello again Caggers.. it's been a while. Recent developments over a NatWest debt, they seem to have employed a French debt collection agency, who have phoned us once, written to us once and now passed it to a Hussier de Justice. I have seen no other evidence that a European Payment order has been applied but I do not know how to proceed because I am ignorant of the law or collection procedures in this country. Are the debt collectors trying this on or do I really need to get worried?
  22. Finally, we have come to this! Work for me in france.... both legal and otherwise is drying up fast. Now I have to make a decision whether to pay my french living expenses as priority (which is difficult enough now), or to continue to get paid where possible in UK to service my credit card accounts. Struggling to get my french bank back into credit before 30 days, (a legal requirement), following paying a large bill, I have had to divert all funds away from my UK credit cards for the first time ever. I failed to make the £200 minimum payment on 24th Oct (MBNA balance: £8000
  23. Hello, I'm really hoping one of the very helpful people on this forum can point me in the right direction as I really don't know what to do next. Sorry if I've made this story too long. I live in France but have UK credit card debt (MBNA approx. 18K and RBOS approx. 5K) that I was paying off until I became unable to manage it after a drop in income at the beginning of last year and then becoming unemployed in May. I spoke to the helpful NationalDebtline people in Scotland and followed their advice to write to MBNA and RBOS explaining my situation with a copy of a personal
  24. I am having a nightmare with the DVLA. We have a Sprinter motor caravan whch we brought with us to France on UK plates and kept it taxed and insured in England until such time as it had passed its French safety checks etc, when we re-registered it here. The officious woman at the French Prefecture insisted on keeping all of the V5 and would not let me take the export slip to send off to the DVLA. I somewhat rashly assumed therefore that the French vehicle authorities would communicate the change of registration to the UK. Que je suis idiote! There was only just over a mont
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