About Us and T&C

At Secondhome we pride ourselves on providing a 5* service to our clients and we have the feedback to prove it. Our customers recommend us for our knowledgeable and personalised service.

We work as "property consultants" in the true sense of the term, hunting for properties to meet the needs of our clients. We have a very strong global network of contacts, developers and agents based on our professional experience.

Secondhome Properties, Interiors and Rentals is owned and directed by Kristell Thornton, Managing Director.

Secondhome Properties was created in 2000 and owned (since 2014) and directed (since 2008) by Kristell Thornton. The team helps clients looking to purchase a second home or an investment property in France and Mauritius. We provide a service of research and advise to find a property to meet our clients needs and make the purchase process as smooth as possible at no extra cost to you. We can also provide contacts on all subjects relating to purchase abroad (legal, tax, currency, mortgage).
We have a very strong network of contacts, developers and agents that we use extensively to the benefit of our clients.

Secondhome Interiors was created in 2019 and provides a service for clients looking to furnish or update their property in France. Based on clients tastes and wishes we do the research to provide mood boards and lists of furniture for you to choose from. We also collaborate with a renovation company and we work on the interior colour scheme, materials and accessories. We are very much guided by you and co-ordinate purchase, delivery and installation. Our clients have been very pleased with the end results and we would be happy to share photos of previous projects with you. We can provide you with a no obligation competitive quote for our services.

Secondhome Rental Assistance was created in 2020. We offer a service of holiday rental assistance for property owners, preparing the marketing, assisting with enquiries and organising liaison with the property’s concierge and the Taxe de Séjour office. Get in touch for more information and our fees for this service.

We also work with a large rental company in France allowing us access to their vast rental portfolio for clients wishing to book holiday rental in the French Alps. We endeavour to match your search criteria with available properties, there is no additional cost for our property search service.

Privacy policy & data protection

Secondhome takes the security and privacy of those of its contacts about which it holds personal information extremely seriously. It follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information given to us in order to prevent unauthorised access.

Personal Data is held on our contacts and administration database either because of work we have undertaken or are currently engaged in, or because our clients have indicated that they would be interested in receiving material from us about our business. To that end we hold client contact details and the history of our client relationship. This allows us to manage our client relationships effectively and target items of interest so that clients do not receive unwanted material.

In accordance with their rights under the Act, clients may request the amendment of the personal information held or to cease receiving direct marketing materials.

Secondhome does not sell, rent or deal in the personal information we hold. As we are now situated outside the EEA area, data is transferred outside the EEA area but we are applying the same processes as when under European GDPR regulations. Your data may also be transferred outside the EEA area when we organise a visit with our partners in the country where the property is located. We will recommend mortgage brokers, currency brokers and notaires/legal advisors. If you wish to be put in touch with them, we will then introduce you.

If any client is unsure or has query on the use of his/her data, need to rectify, amend his/her data please contact Kristell Thornton on kristell.thornton@secondhomeproperties.com

If you want your data to be totally erased from our records, please contact us on kristell.thornton@secondhomeproperties.com

We are registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) in the UK: www.ico.org.uk

Secondhome is providing and relaying information received by either a certified agent or a developer to its clients. For this reason, Secondhome does not assume any responsability for any statement, marketing material or respresentations that they relay. The contracts and deeds of sale signed at the notaire are the only valid legal basis for the purchase. For this reason, Secondhome always recommend clients to go through the contracts with a notaire or other legal representative and base their purchase on the content of these contracts. Secondhome also strongly recommend clients to visit properties or sites before purchasing and Secondhome will help in organising these visits.

Secondhome Rentals is providing and relaying information received by a certified agent holding the appropriate travel agency insurance and paperwork in their respective country. For this reason, Secondhome Rentals does not assume any responsability for any statement, marketing material or respresentations that they relay. The contract signed with the rental agency is the only valid legal basis for the rental. For this reason, Secondhome Rentals always recommend clients to go through the contract rental agency and base their rental on the content of this contract.


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Photos and illustrations are not contractually binding; plans and amenities are subject to change without notice.

This web site contains information from third party web sites owned by contractual partners over which Secondhome has no control. Secondhome assumes no responsibility for the content of third party information or for any losses which may arise out of use of a third party web site. The presence of a link to a third party does not necessarily mean that Secondhome endorses that site or has any association with the proprietor of that website.


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