Property Letter – 2nd May 2005.

Posted by admin in Property Letters | May 2nd 2005

Dear All, (Please scroll forward if you don’t want to read the letter below, but just want to look at the properties we recommend. I know this is rather long, but the feedback I get is that people who are interested in investment in property generally, or in Cannes in particular, are genuinely interested and… Read more


Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters, The Companies, The South of France | April 1st 2005

Update – April 2005. We continue to learn here every day. The more we learn the more we feel that we have very good long term prospects in exactly what we are doing. Our focus from the beginning has been on properties that you and I might not necessarily buy for ourselves and our friends… Read more

Property Letter – March 15th 2005

Posted by admin in Property Letters | March 15th 2005

Dear All, I am back in Cape Town for March and part of April, and I must say it lovely to be here after what seemed like a long winter of 2.5 months in the UK and Europe. In my last two weeks in Cannes I came across a few really good apartments which I… Read more

Property Letter – February 15th 2005

Posted by admin in Property Letters | February 15th 2005

Dear All, Vicky returned to Cape Town last weekend, and I follow her in less than two weeks, only for the month of March so that we can enjoy the “Two Oceans” on Easter Saturday as usual, and some time with the family. Adam and Alice have been with us in Europe for the last… Read more

PROPERTY LETTER – 25th January 2005.

Posted by admin in Property Letters | January 25th 2005

Dear All, Runners World magazine billed this as the year of “2005 and thrive”. Corny? Perhaps…. but I go along with the sentiment, and everyone I know, and the people I see around here feel it. Cannes – Le Plan Vert. (Cannes – The Green Plan.) A 32 page brochure turned up in our office… Read more


Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | January 12th 2005

Principal Source: “Les References immobilieres du notariat – Novembre 2004.” Chambres des Notaires des Alpes Maritimes 18 Rue du Congres 06000 Nice The laws, decrees, appendices, amendments and numerous administrative circulars that confront the seller and the buyer of property in France can quickly become a fearful source of confusion and disorientation. Fortunately the knowledge… Read more

The French Riviera – The Cote ‘d Azur

Posted by admin in Property Letters, The South of France |

The Cote d’ Azur stretches from Menton on the French / Italian border, through Monaco, Nice and Cannes to St Tropez in the West. It can be covered is less than an hour and a half drive, end to end, on the A8 motorway. It stretches from the beautiful Mediterranean to the mountains, a narrow… Read more


Posted by admin in Property Letters | December 1st 2004

Dear All, Apologies for this, but I think it’s worth troubling you with two small issues: 1. This is what I wrote about this apartment in my letter of a few days ago. Voilier. One bedroom apartment. Living space – 47 sq.m. Balcony – 8 sq.m. Asking Price – 428 000€ (Before I even start… Read more

Property Letter Sept 27th 2004

Posted by admin in Property Letters | September 27th 2004

Dear All, I have not written for a while for a couple of reasons. Although the summer has been busy for us, generally businesses on the Cote d’Azur almost close as key personnel head off on holiday making it hard to get much constructive work done. Secondly there is remarkably little on the market! All… Read more

Property Taxes in France

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters | September 12th 2004

The two principal taxes on residential property are collected by the State for the benefit of the local authorities The main taxes are taxe foncière taxe d’habitation These are specific to residential propety. Commercial property is a bit different, and wont be gone into here. These taxes are each assessed annually, and they vary in… Read more