- A great bargain with large terrace
- This delightful property is close to the
Negresco hotel, the beaches and the sea in a charming Nicois style
building which has just been recently painted. Click on the photo for more information.
Partners and Friends
Over the years we have gathered around us a select group of companies who we know and trust. These companies work closely with us to help ease your property purchase with mortgages, renovation, banking etc. It can be very difficult in France to find companies who do what they say they can do. Totally Riviera endorses the following companies because they are professional, honest and do the work.
Painters and decorators
We have found a Russian who works on the Riviera who is an Artisan Painter, in other words he is schooled in the art of restoration of older paint work - and of course he can undertake any modern job you require. His name is Sergiy Marchenko and he speaks Russian, English and French - YOu can call him on his French number +33(0)6 66 925 086.
Artisan-peintre-tapissier depuis juillet 2010
Diplômé, CAP francais de peintre
Langues: Russe, Francais, Anglais
Mortgages and FInancial Advice - Peter Brooke and Spectrum-IFA
Peter Brooke has worked with Totally Riviera almost from the beginning of our company providing our clients mortgage, tax and financial advice in a professional and easy going way. He is a registered (in France) financial adviser - and his advice has saved many of our clients substantial sums of money. Peters company has offices across Europe and they can help with Financial planning, tax (including wealth and income tax) and of course Peter will go to the top ten banks in France to find you a competitive and tailor made mortgage. He can be contacted at www.spectrum-ifa.com
Nice and Easy - Property Management/Concierge service
With so many sales going successfully through, we needed someone we could trust to help our clients successfully rent out their property or simply hold on to a spare set of keys. So whilst our clients are happy at home dreaming of their recently purchased property, Mike McGartland and his French wife Valerie make sure everything is order here in the South of France. They offer a wide variety of helpful and reliable services from "settling-in packs" right through to "rental management packs". After already two busy years working with Mike and Valerie, neither TotallyRiviera or any of our clients have ever had to complain. If you have any queries you can check out their webiste, www.niceeasy.biz or they can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team at WEFI construction are renowned for their quality of work and are best at the larger jobs. They build from scratch, but will do larger renovation jobs as well. WEFI will quote on any job though, so even if you think your job is to small give them a call. They have a large multi-national and multi-lingual workforce (see below) with James Dickens, second from the left in the picture below, being the main contact point for English speaking clients. He can be contacted on +336 78 85 69 44
My Place Riviera - Callender Howorth Interiors
Mark Howorth is a much applauded interior designer from London who fell in love with the Riviera and opened a new concept interior design service based in Nice so he could spend more time in his favorite city. To get away from the expense of a full bespoke interior design service, his new website has three main looks - classic, contemporary and eclectic - and within these looks there are about 100 different items to choose from to complete a room from top to bottom. This concept keeps the price down and means rooms can be budgeted quite tightly. This is also a great service for investors who wish to rent to the holiday market, as an entire property can have a chic and consistant look with out huge expense. Marks website is www.myplaceriviera.com where you will find all his details. Mark of course can still quote for bespoke interior design solutions and his London company can be found at www.callenderhoworth.com
Delahaye MovingDelahaye Moving is a privately owned and managed international removal company dedicated to serving the needs of individual and corporate clients who demand the highest levels of service for local or international moves, whether large or small. They are a family run business with over 25 years experience and they have modern storage facilities in London, Paris, Nice and New York to ensure safe and efficient transport to your new home. They also specialise in Fine Art packing, crating and transportation. Their Nice based manager in Fred Delahaye, a former top club rugby player in the UK who is very responsive to your removal needs. Fred can be contacted at email@example.com and on +339(0)4 93 29 24 16 in Nice and on +44(0)20 8687 0400 in London.
Foreign Currency Exchange - Hifx
When you purchase your new property and you are from outside the European Monetary Union, you will have to purchase Euros for your transaction. HiFX are one of the largest currency transfer companies in the world, with offices in the UK, Europe, North America and Autralasia. They are specialists in the domestic currency transfer market and can even pay your monthly mortgage for you. More details and an application form can be found on our website by clicking here
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