About Settling in Service – Anita Phillips

After moving to the Southern Dordogne in 2004, I spent several years working in the After Sales Department for an international estate agency network in South West France.  We dealt with all kinds of queries from clients who were in the process of purchasing their property and needed some advice about building their new swimming pool, where to find a reliable roof repairer or how to apply for planning permission.

In 2007 I set up Settling in Service to provide a help and relocation service for clients looking to buy a house in France and start a new life here, perhaps with a young family, starting a local business or enjoying their retirement. I also offer a wide variety of services to expats who already live in South West France and who often need help with French administration, car re-registrations and renovations projects, for example.

My network of contacts and local knowledge continues to expand and I can provide a one-stop service to answer all types of queries (if I don’t know the answer, I will know someone who will!).

My clients are mainly English speaking from all parts of the world - Europe, New Zealand, Australia, USA and South Africa and I am happy to provide references.

I charge for my time by the hour (which includes travelling expenses) and can provide you with an estimate of the cost involved on request.


Anita Phillips