I offer administrative help and support, covering a wide range of services. I write and speak French, am friendly and reliable and have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. For example, if you receive letters in the post that you don't understand, you can scan them and email them to me and I will explain them to you. I can also deal with the paperwork and documentation relating to the procedures and bureaucracy that are involved with owning a property in France. Also, I am able to contact utilties companies for you, including Orange/SFR, to report faults, request system upgrades, query bills and arrange new installations. I can arrange meetings and be present if required to translate.
If you own a second home in France and you would like peace of mind when you are not there, I can look after your home, carrying out regular checks as and when needed, which may depend on the terms and conditions of your home insurance policy. I will report back my findings to you and can deal with anything that you may require, including arranging pest control, mail forwarding, insurance claims, organising a gardener, meter readings and much more.
Choosing a professional to offer advice or a tradesperson to carry out any sort of work at your property can be a bit daunting and also costly if you don't find the right person the first time. I only use tradespersons and professionals who are not only correctly registered and insured, but I have either seen their work myself or they have been personally recommended to me by a trusted source who has had first hand experience of their work. This gives you peace of mind that the work will be carried out to an excellent standard. My role is as a liaison between you, the property owner and the person carrying out the work, arranging meetings, being present if required and most importantly, checking that the work has been carried out correctly. I also take photos and/or videos for you to look at before you arrange payment.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the services that I offer, but hopefully it will give you a good idea of how I may be able to help you. Please feel free to give me a call for an informal chat, so that we can discuss your individual needs.