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My dream of moving to a foreign country began at the ripe old age of 8. I spent most of my early years daydreaming of where I wanted to live, and France was often the top of my list.  As I got older my daydreaming transformed into my vision and I travelled extensively looking for my dream home.  It was not until I arrived on the cote d’Azur in 1992 that I really started to settle down.  Of course, the dream life does not happen with a click of the fingers, the following two years were filled with a multitude…

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Are You Tipping Your Toe Or Diving Head First?

As we step into 2022, I hope that you are taking time to ask yourself the right questions?  Each end of year, the pressure is on each one of us to go out and plan our next year and make ‘New year’s resolutions’ from either a personal or business perspective, but do we ever really stop to ask the right questions before diving headfirst into a New Year?  Do we ever really stop to look back and see what we have already achieved before once again striving for new goals?  Achievement comes in all shapes and sizes, there is no…

BREXIT GUIDE

There are hundreds of thousands of British citizens living in France, many of whom are worried about their status after 1st January 2021.  There are many more thousands who want to be able to live in France before 31st December 2020 to benefit from the Withdrawal Agreement after this date. Time is running out. Here are some questions we get asked regularly that may help you.  The responses here are from government sources and Brexit websites and some based on our year so experience of dealing with immigration. Its getting late in the year, can I still move to France?…

CFE Tax : All the questions answered

We are coming to that end of year. We’ve just made it through the taxe d’habitation and the taxe fonciere and its the run up to Christmas. We just think we are done with tax for this year and then ….. CFE tax comes along. So what is this tax and are you liable?

LBS celebrates 6 years in business but is the grass always greener?

Believe in yourself and your value
If you don’t believe in your product, service and value, then you will never convince anyone to buy from you. You may have days when you doubt yourself but start each day in your ‘magic chair’ and visualize what you will do to move your business forward that day. Deliver on what you promise and always celebrate your wins.

Moving to France : How big is your dream?

They say Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, right? So showing up in Antibes – a place we had visited a handful of times – in January 2018 with our three children under 6, having sold our 4 bedroom house in the UK, and with no fixed plan except a 2 month Airbnb booking, that must really be living! Either that, or it was phenomenally gutsy but stupid.

BREXIT – Preparing your footpath for a no deal

On the final run up to Brexit date on 29th March, one cannot help but being affected by the ongoing Brexit crisis and the impact it has had and is continuing to have on everyone’s lives. Since the vote in June 2016, the negotiations have been under way but just how do you prepare for Brexit if you are living in France?

Brexit Language test

A facebook live from Tracy Leonetti on the practical tips on passing the language test that you will need if wishing to obtain French Citizenship. What to expect and how to prepare. Based on my experience of the test in the South of France

Brexit Practical Prefecture Tips

A facebook live from Tracy Leonetti dealing with the different prefectures in France. The difficulties and what to expect. Answering the 3 key questions that LBS gets asked all the time about this complex process.

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