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Relocation Checklist

Thinking of moving to France?  The key to a smooth and painless move is good preparation - both practical and mental. It reduces stress and decreases the amount of work involved. The following list is taken from our main article on the subject. You can read the full article here

As soon as possible ...

Start French lessons
Give notice at work
Obtain EHIC 

2 months before ...

Removals quotes
Transport insurance 

1 month before ...

Ferry tickets
Cancel Council tax
Electoral register
Terminate lease
Notice of new address 

2 weeks before ...

Cancel utilities
Mail redirection

If you have animals...

3 months before ...


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If bringing a car...

2 months before ...

DVLA address change
Export certificate 

1 month before...
Update car insurance 

Our full article has more details on the above as well as additional information on Looking for a Property in France and preparing yourself emotionally for your new life.



At LBV we like our Franchisees to succeed and have a fulfilling career with us. We achieve that in several ways: by selecting the best people from the applications we receive, by training them to cope with all the situations they are likely to encounter, and by making sure they are prepared for the big changes they'll face when relocating to France and beginning a brand-new career.

The articles in this section are intended to help with the last of these. They are pulled from various sources and cover the key points we feel potential applicants should consider, including how much effort is involved in relocating to France and various options for earning a living while they are here.

Please use these links to view them:


1. Relocating to France - Sally's Story (Interview with French Entree)

2. Our First Year as Property Managers by Amanda Givans

3. Earning a living in France by Sally Stone

4. Moving to France - Dream or Nightmare? by Sally Stone

5. Interview with Sally Stone by 'International Living' magazine

6. Relocation Checklist - things to consider when moving to France


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