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We want to buy a house and do up the old barn. What renovation grants are available, are there English application forms and please can someone advise what we can claim non repayable grants on? Thank you

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Not sure there is much available for re-doing an old barn unless you're dealing with property of some historical significance. But I can pretty much assure you not to hold your breath about finding English language application forms much of anywhere in France.

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Agree with Bev, most unlikely you will find any docs in anything but French. Learn the basics of French and the limited vocabulary involved and ask at your Mairie. My experience is that Mairies are very helpful and want to serve their residents as best they can. As with many things in France that is the first place to ask. If it's not them they will direct you to the appropriate people.

I believe there are grants for insulation, so that might be something to follow. You may come up against some of the French regulations about change of use from agricultural to habitation. From what I remember there a regs too for the size of bedrooms (as measured with a ceiling height above x m), size of windows and ventilation etc. They get tougher every year! 2 years ago I sold a 4 bedroom house (I thought!), but the agent insisted on the 4th bedroom being a "bureau" because it did not meet the m2 requirement for a bedroom.


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I second DejW's suggestion to talk to the mairie first. Generally speaking, for renovating residential property you're more likely to find various tax credit deals - and those mostly for energy saving sorts of renovations. Even those, however, seem to have a limited life span and be capped as to amount.

We recently changed out our windows. Used to be that that sort of thing qualified for a tax credit, and while there is still one available, it's now capped at 100€ a window, no matter what the actual windows cost. Still, beggars can't be choosers, I guess, and honestly the new windows are a HUGE improvement.

The other catch with "grants" for restoration is that if the property is of historical interest, you may well be limited as to how you do your restoration/renovation and there may be some attached obligation to make the restored property available to the public now and then.

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Before starting any work speak to the Mairie Many areas do not permit the transfer of agricultural buildings to residential or will put onerous conditions on them You probably need to look at the PLU which is the local plan for development in your area If you are doing it yourself then you should be aware that if you sell within 10 years you will need to provide a certificate of insurance gauranteeing the work If using workers make sure that they are properly registered insured etc and be prepared for a shock on the quotes Do not believe anything the estate agent tells you about how easy it will be etc
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As usual old Crabbers talks good sense.

It's probably the same in the UK, but I know 2 villages near here where all new housing (and barn conversions?) Is on hold because the water supply is insufficient.

I'd your homework carefully before spending money. Have you looked at sewerage? Fosses sceptiques are expensive now due to tight enviromental norms. It can be expensive to connect to the pubic sewer , égout public. As already said don't trust the agent...talk to a notaire, mairie, neighbours.

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Before starting any work speak to the Mairie Many areas do not permit the transfer of agricultural buildings to residential or will put onerous conditions on them You probably need to look at the PLU which is the local plan for development in your area If you are doing it yourself then you should be aware that if you sell within 10 years you will need to provide a certificate of insurance gauranteeing the work If using workers make sure that they are properly registered insured etc and be prepared for a shock on the quotes Do not believe anything the estate agent tells you about how easy it will be etc

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