For anyone considering living in, retiring to, or buying a second home in France, this book gives the necessary guidance and expert advice. Not only is there a maze of local legislation and procedures, the systems and way of life are fundamentally different. Looking at the places and types of property available, it aims to put the home buyer in the very best position to fully enjoy life in France. It outlines not only the legal and financial considerations, but also practical suggestions on everyday living. Henry Dyson is a solicitor who lives in Italy and communtes to Nice, France where his practice is based.