A Place in the Sun Nice
It’s almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun Nice and for many people Nice is the ideal place to relocate. With over 4 million tourists flocking there each year, Nice is the largest city on the Côte d’Azur. It has the second busiest airport in France and also the most dramatic, with planes take off and landing just yards from the sea.
If you are considering a move to Nice, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Nice, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
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A Place in the Sun Nice – About Nice
The town of Nice is nestled in the French Riviera between Cannes and Monaco and has attracted many artists and writers over the years. The centre of town is just ten minutes from the sea and the spectacular mountains are a short car ride away. Eating options are excellent, there is a buzzing nightlife and a strong local art scene. It has a robust economy with very low unemployment rates.
A Place in the Sun Nice – Buying a Property in Nice
More British people are venturing into the French property market, thanks to record low fixed rate mortgages and favourable currency swings. However, property prices in Nice are high, leading to questions over whether now is the best time to purchase a home.
You can currently expect to pay approximately 5,000 € per square meter to buy an apartment in the city centre. Outside the centre the prices drop to 3200 €.
Here is a list of real estate agents, which may prove helpful in your search for a property:
• Attika International | Nice www.attikainternational.co.uk
• Nice Pebbles Sales http://www.nicepebblessales.com/
• Haussmann Real Estate http://www.haussmanninternational.com/
A Place in the Sun Nice – Education and Schools in Nice
The majority of expats choose to educate their children at an international school, especially if they only plan to stay for a few years. This option eliminates any concerns surrounding the language barrier and children are able to follow the curriculum of an expat’s home country.
The following site will help you find a suitable international school: http://www.expatica.com/fr
A Place in the Sun Nice – Cost of Living in Nice
The cost of Living in France is high and Nice is no exception. Property will account for the major expense. You can expect to pay around 200€ per month for utilities if you are living in a two-bedroomed residence. This will include electricity, water, an Internet connection etc. The cost of clothing is slightly more expensive than in the UK as there is a 20% sales tax, you could pay as much as 50€ for a plain tee shirt! A three course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost in the region of 35 € per person, a cappuccino 2.80€, and a beer around 4.50 €. The biggest saving can be made on public transport – a monthly transport pass is 83% cheaper in Nice than in London.
If your moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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