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registering as a builder in France

Posted by grumposgirl - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Lumbersexual-992851 - 3 years ago

Or just get a job working for a builder.

 More money pro-rata than a self employed person, fewer headaches, paid holidays and a 35 hour week.


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Posted by grumposgirl - 3 years ago

thanks really useful info


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Posted by sophie hunton - 3 years ago

You need to go to the chambre de métier with your papers and register with them as either an auto entrepreneur or a sarl ,they will explain the ins and outs and what cotisations you are liable for,if he has previously run a building business in the UK then get an attestation from the inland revenue as to when it was started and that all tax affairs are in order then you may not need to go on the course.with the auto entrepreneur system you can start small and see how it goes but you still have contributions to pay even if you earn nothing,if you find that plenty of work is coming in and you will exceed the turnover limit then you can change regimes.one thing to note is that you need insurance over here to cover your work for a period of ten years and this can be very expensive depending on the type of work you wish to undertake,you can keep the cost down on the insurance by limiting the size of certain works like roofing and foundations.in France general builders are rare as you find that most times a Macon does his bit a carpenter puts on the roof then a joiner does windows doors plasterboarding and then the sparks and plumber come in.

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

It all depends what scale he wants to operate on and what activities he wants to carry out.

Honestly he needs to look into all this for himself and understand how the different business regimes work. There is no one-size-fits-all business structure and it is very important to do your own business plan and choose the structure that will suit YOUR business, not the structure that suited somebody else's. Doing the graft is the easy bit, making a profit is a lot harder, and you can't rely on somebody else to run your business for you. You need to get your head round it yourself, and if you're not good at the business side of things... then setting up your own business here ain't a great idea.