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by Owens88
Sun 10 Feb 2019 13:01
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Long Term Rentals
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Long Term Rentals

Hi I am looking for a source of advice on the pros/cons/legalities of long term rentals . Tourists or locals. I have searched, here and elsewhere, but not found it - unusually for us. We have a property in Vernet les Bains that is big enough to live in. 92.5 sqm plus terraces plus Cave and Garage, i...
by Owens88
Sun 10 Feb 2019 12:39
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Longer rentals
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Longer rentals

Hi
Yes we would be interested in knowing the pro's and cons.
Please.
Regards
John
www.goodviews.co.uk
by Owens88
Fri 12 Oct 2018 02:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Changing electricity supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Thanks
Our Syndic occasionally offers a group discount but I struggle with confirmation that it is beneficial.
by Owens88
Fri 12 Oct 2018 01:59
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 8
Views: 722

We use it in Spring/Summer and if somebody was enterprising enough to do day trips for skiing then the winter would have more attractions.
by Owens88
Mon 08 Oct 2018 11:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Vernet les Bains
Replies: 8
Views: 722

It is not too bad in Winter. My wife bought our place partly for the view and partly because the village still has life in February.
by Owens88
Sat 18 Aug 2018 22:38
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: National Joke Day
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Like
by Owens88
Mon 28 May 2018 19:10
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: clic clac uk to France
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Have you tried Shiply?

J
by Owens88
Fri 25 May 2018 21:18
Forum: Entertainment & Events
Topic: Jennifer Aniston plays Lesbian in First Ladies NETFLIX Film
Replies: 14
Views: 2250

It is a bit sad that the reporting concentrates on sexuality and not the plot (if there is one ).
by Owens88
Tue 15 May 2018 11:08
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Half an hour after posting I realised that Cows produce Methane not CO2, but as the consequence is the same I didn't correct it. Soz. :)
by Owens88
Thu 10 May 2018 11:36
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Diesel cars in France
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

I wonder about any real 'joined up' thinking by the powers that be. CO2 pollution is massively contributed to by cows farting and ships and lorries moving stuff around the world. NOX emissions are most deadly in Cities by a date in the near future most cars will be electric or hybrids. etc So the sh...
by Owens88
Wed 02 May 2018 00:51
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Windrush Scandal
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Allan, if we had a 'Hostile' environment towards large scale tax underpayers then perhaps we wouldn't need to be so austere and have to create a 'challenging;' environment for NHS workers and customers, DWP clients.... The truth is that the Home Office civil servants responded to the tenor of the po...
by Owens88
Tue 01 May 2018 12:34
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: The Windrush Scandal
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Rudd resigned because she lied/was mistaken about the targets and misled the House. The underlying scandal is that the culture had been dialled up to 'Hostile' and the civil servants stopped using their heads about their role and responded to the targets not the actual law.
by Owens88
Mon 30 Apr 2018 13:16
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Downpipe protector
Replies: 22
Views: 4092

I thought that the French weren't bothered too much about downpipes , or their continuity.
by Owens88
Sat 07 Apr 2018 18:11
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: The forum thinks that it’s still on winter time
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

I noticed that the board itself is free software, and the supplier offers free updates, so I suppose that the cost of 1000 euros is to pay somebody to do the update. Although I know that every change causes problems but I would have thought that is a viable student (college level not Uni level) proj...
by Owens88
Mon 19 Mar 2018 14:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Renewing Controlle Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Thanks all. I was guilty of expecting a period wherein the original date could be preserved, as in the UK.

However if we lose a month out of 24 for our own convenience so be it.

J
by Owens88
Sun 18 Mar 2018 23:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: Renewing Controlle Technique
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Renewing Controlle Technique

Hi Sorry for this as I usually try and solve things with my own searching. I need to renew my CT before 2nd Jun, I think as that is what the sticker on the windscreen says. However I cannot find explicit instructions as to 'how long before?' . It is truly a holiday car ( and I may have been too hone...
by Owens88
Thu 15 Mar 2018 13:54
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: A few words for second home owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

martyn94 wrote:
Santiago wrote:I thought this was going to be about the increase in tax habitation on second homes.
Oh come on! Get your priorities right.
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by Owens88
Wed 07 Mar 2018 00:08
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: A nice cuppa
Replies: 46
Views: 6086

I have no doubt of the outcome of a blind tasting of Heinz vs. Cross and Blackmans Beans but what about pre-2010 Heinz vs. post 2016 Heinz ?
by Owens88
Sat 16 Dec 2017 00:24
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: French Taxes
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

As in everything in French Law there may be other clauses more advantageous to your circumstances. The specific one quoted by Martyn favours French locals and may have been subsequently challenged.

Alas. Conventional advice to seek out an accountant is not foolproof in such issues. It all depends..
J
by Owens88
Tue 28 Nov 2017 00:39
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Je Voudrais
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Je Voudrais

Hi
Is the phrase 'Je Voudrais ' commonly used when ordering in a café / restaurant?
I don't even say 'I would like' in the UK as the context makes it obvious and the server has already asked something akin to 'what would you like ?'.

J
by Owens88
Sun 19 Nov 2017 03:15
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 240
Views: 93213

Hi Dimitri Sorry to hear that EMA - Carcassone traffic has fallen. Perhaps we need one busy route from within the Beziers-Carcassone-Perpignan area to each of : EMA, the NW, The NE, Scotland, Southampton and London? Plus a competitor in the wings on intermittent services bouncing within the mix. e.g...
by Owens88
Fri 15 Sep 2017 21:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 240
Views: 93213

Rhys you may well be correct but I was describing the potential market. A Jet 2 service to Perpignan (or a Flybe) would be good competition to Ryanair (Birmingham) and would serve a very large market. However the problem we all really have is that there are too many French airports. That is convenie...
by Owens88
Fri 15 Sep 2017 17:31
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Shopping next door
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Martial Law in Catalonia

The Marshall Plan is what the eu needs now.
:)
by Owens88
Fri 15 Sep 2017 17:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.
Replies: 240
Views: 93213

East Midlands Airport has a massive catchment. A 50 towards the Northwest. M42 towards the West Midlands and South West. M1 up and down the country.
4 cities within 30 minutes, plus Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield within 90 minutes........ and 90 minutes to a competing airport.

John
by Owens88
Thu 14 Sep 2017 16:14
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: taxe-dhabitation-reduced
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Thanks Martyn
by Owens88
Wed 13 Sep 2017 20:01
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: PPI
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

PPI

Hi
Sorry of this topic has been covered. I did search and only found one comment under FX.

Is there a PPI refund to be had in France?
Our mortgage includes compulsory insurance.

Regards
John
by Owens88
Wed 13 Sep 2017 17:22
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: taxe-dhabitation-reduced
Replies: 20
Views: 5944

Some of the comments above correctly separate Taxe d'habitation from Taxe Fonciere but imply that I is possible to pay only one of these. We pay both. Are we incorrect?
by Owens88
Wed 13 Sep 2017 13:42
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Tous aus restaurants BOGOF
Replies: 15
Views: 4499

Gus
BOGOF has evolved in common parlance

'Buy one get one free'

But SODOFF does not yet mean anything to do with gardening or peat harvesting

Cheers
John :)
by Owens88
Tue 12 Sep 2017 23:27
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: The end of the beans
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

Where the 'like' button?
by Owens88
Mon 11 Sep 2017 11:23
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: The end of the beans
Replies: 9
Views: 2555

martyn94 wrote:
Kate wrote:Peut etre que les carottes sont cuites aussi!


Why does almost anything nowadays remind me how dismal Brexit is?
It makes a change from the weather.