Deux Sevres Property
Deux Sevres Property

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Deux Sevres Property

Guide to the French Buying Process

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)
On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner. The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent. Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit
Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion
Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase. During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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6 bedroom house for sale, Menigoute, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom house for sale, Menigoute, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
495,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Menigoute, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Impressive six bedroom manoir, built at the start of the Twentieth Century, set in just under an acre of garden in the centre of a thriving village with all amenities and just 20 minutes to the centre...

REF: 223106
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,666 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.91 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
384,800 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious character property which has been carefully renovated, set in almost 10 acres of land in a peaceful and private situation. The spacious 6 bedroom farmhouse offers versatile accommodat...

REF: 221928
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 39,370 square metres (3.94 hectares / 9.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
243,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Unique, grand and spacious 4 bedroom architect designed home, ideally situated in a quiet setting at the gates of Bressuire. Set within a mature 2,500m2 garden with a covered terrace and cover...

REF: 221741
  • Floor Size: 128 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom house for sale, Chatillon sur Thouet, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom house for sale, Chatillon sur Thouet, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
223,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Chatillon sur Thouet, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Charming and authentic 4 bedroom house, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Chatillon sur Thouet, set within a large plot of 3,384m2 with a double garage and lovely countryside views. With a...

REF: 221503
  • Floor Size: 172 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,384 square metres (0.34 hectares / 0.84 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
253,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious 5 bedroom architect designed home. ideally situated within a quiet and private setting within a 2,504m2 plot with a swimming pool, just 5 minutes from Bressuire. With a living area of ...

REF: 221502
  • Floor Size: 145 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,504 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Moncoutant, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Moncoutant, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
248,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Moncoutant, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Pretty 5 bedroom property in the department of Deux Sevres, set in over half an acre of land. The 138m2 property features amongst other things, a slate roof, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted k...

REF: 221126
  • Floor Size: 138 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,300 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
218,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Lovely house with an independent lodging, with a total spacious living area of 198m2, set within an easy to maintain plot of 550m2, ideally situated between the Castle and Bressuire city centre. <...

REF: 220195
  • Floor Size: 198 square metres
  • Plot Size: 550 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
268,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Beautifully refurbished and full of character and charm, this spacious 4 bedroom stone built country house has a total living area of 221m2 and is set within a mature plot of 1,879m2 with lovely count...

REF: 220194
  • Floor Size: 221 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,879 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.46 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
330,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

A very pretty and spacious character property in a quiet district of the Old town of Parthenay in the Potou-Charentes region. The stone 4 bedroom property is full of character features and c...

REF: 220068
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom house for sale, Chiche, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom house for sale, Chiche, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
370,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Chiche, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious and newly renovated rural property with 6 bedrooms, set in almost 2 acres in a secluded and tranquil setting. The very nicely presented stone country property comes with living space ...

REF: 220060
  • Floor Size: 340 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,883 square metres (0.79 hectares / 1.95 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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