About Us & T&C

At Secondhome, we pride ourselves on providing 5* service to our customers and we have feedback to prove it. Our clients recommend us for our competent and personalized service.
We work as "property consultants" in the truest sense of the word, sourcing properties that meet our clients' needs. We have a very strong worldwide network of contacts, promoters and agents, based on our professional experience.

Secondhome Secondhome Properties, Interiors and Rentals is owned and managed by Kristell Thornton, CEO.

Secondhome Purchase was established in 2000 and is owned (since 2014) and operated (since 2008) by Kristell Thornton. The team helps clients looking to buy a second home or investment property in France and Mauritius. We provide a search and advice service to find a property that meets our clients' needs and make the buying process as easy as possible, at no additional cost to you. We can also provide you with contacts on all subjects relating to purchases abroad (legal, fiscal, monetary, mortgage). We have a very strong network of contacts, promoters and agents which we use extensively for the benefit of our clients.

Secondhome Interiors was established in 2019 and provides a service for clients looking to furnish or update their property in France. Based on customers' tastes and wishes, we do the research to provide mood boards and furniture lists for you to choose from. We are also collaborating with a renovation company and working on the interior color palette, materials and accessories. We let ourselves be guided by you and coordinate the 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 competitive, no-obligation quote for our services.

Secondhome Rental Services was established in 2020. We provide vacation rental assistance for property owners, preparing marketing, assisting with inquiries and arranging liaison with the property concierge and office of the Tourist Tax. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to know our rates for this service.
We also work with a major rental company in France which gives us access to their extensive portfolio of rentals for clients wishing to book a vacation rental in the French Alps. We make every effort to match your search criteria with available properties, there is no

Privacy policy and data protection 

Secondhome takes the security and privacy of its customers and therefore their personal information very seriously. We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal information provided to us to prevent unauthorized access.

 Personal data is held in our contact database because of work we have undertaken or are currently performing, or because our customers have indicated that they would be interested in receiving information from us. For this purpose, we keep customer contact details and the history of our customer relationship. This allows us to effectively manage our customer relationships and target items of interest so that customers do not receive unwanted material. 

In accordance with their rights under the Act, customers can request changes to the personal information stored or stop receiving direct marketing materials. Secondhome does not sell, rent or process the personal information we hold. Being now located outside the European Economic Area, your data is transferred outside the EEA but we apply exactly the same rules as when we were subject to European rules on the protection of personal data. Information may, in the normal course of business, also be passed on to our contractors, which may involve the transfer of data outside the EEA. This happens when we arrange a visit with our partners in the country where the property is located. We will recommend mortgage brokers, currency brokers and notaries/legal advisers. If you wish to be put in contact with them, we will introduce you once you have given us your written agreement.

If a customer is unsure or has questions about the use of their data, needs to rectify, modify their data, simply contact Kristell Thornton at kristell.thornton@secondhomeproperties.com. If you want your data completely erased from our records, please contact kristell.thornton@secondhomeproperties.com

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


Secondhome provides and transmits to its customers the information received by a real estate agent (with Carte Professionelle in France) or a promoter. For this reason, Secondhome takes no responsibility for any statements, marketing materials or representations they convey. The contracts and deeds of sale signed at the notary constitute the only valid legal basis for the acquisition. For this reason, Secondhome always recommends that clients take the services of a notary representing their interests or another legal representative and base their acquisition on the content of these contracts. Secondhome also strongly recommends that customers view properties or sites before purchasing, and Secondhome will assist in arranging these viewings.

Secondhome Rentals provides and transmits the information received by a certified agent holding the appropriate insurance and documentation from the travel agency in their respective country. For this reason, Secondhome Rentals takes no responsibility for any statements, marketing materials or representations they relay. The contract signed with the rental agency is the only valid legal basis for the rental. For this reason, Secondhome Rentals always recommends customers to review the rental agreement carefully and base their rental on the contents of this agreement.

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