Deux Sevres Property
Deux Sevres Property

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

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
274,000 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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5 bedroom house for sale, Cerizay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Cerizay, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
299,000 EUR

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

Stylishly designed modern house with 5 bedrooms in a peaceful residential area, close to the centre of the town and within easy reach of amenities. The architect- designed property comes with ...

REF: 220063
  • Floor Size: 286 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,058 square metres (0.21 hectares / 0.51 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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7 bedroom house for sale, Celles sur Belle, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

7 bedroom house for sale, Celles sur Belle, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
445,200 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Celles sur Belle, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

A most attractive and unspoilt 15th Century character property in grounds of 6 hectares, with a 3 bed single-storey house, a 2 bedroom cottage and outbuildings. This ensemble provides a fa...

REF: 219193
  • Floor Size: 365 square metres
  • Plot Size: 59,381 square metres (5.94 hectares / 14.67 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
259,000 EUR

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

Charming stone built 5 bedroom farmhouse, with a total spacious living area of 250m2, ideally set within a quiet setting on a large plot of 61,287m2, which is ideal for horses. - Exposed stone...

REF: 219203
  • Floor Size: 252 square metres
  • Plot Size: 61,287 square metres (6.13 hectares / 15.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom house for sale, Moncoutant, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

3 bedroom house for sale, Moncoutant, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
208,000 EUR

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

Charming 3 bedroom home with various outbuildings, located in a quiet setting close to Moncoutant, set within a lovely landscaped garden of 2,250m2 with mature trees, various outbuildings, office and ...

REF: 219114
  • Floor Size: 140 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,251 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom villa for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
320,000 EUR

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

Recently built modern and spacious architect designed villa, with a total living area of 160m2, set within a flat plot of 1,100m2 with a swimming pool and various terraces. Features include: 3 ...

REF: 219112
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,100 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Prisse la Charriere, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

5 bedroom house for sale, Prisse la Charriere, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
420,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Prisse la Charriere, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Superbly presented and renovated 5 bedroom character property offering versatile accommodation with 2 separate areas, having originally belonged to the nearby chateau, starting life as a chapel and m...

REF: 217872
  • Floor Size: 424 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,890 square metres (0.59 hectares / 1.46 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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