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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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3 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

3 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
1,500,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Full of character and charm and nestled in Var back-country, this lovely stone built Provencale style Bastide is located in the canton of Fayence, close to the village and restaurants. This bea...

REF: 222901
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,000 square metres (0.90 hectares / 2.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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9 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

9 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
6,600,000 EUR

9 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Fabulous and archetypal luxury Provencal farmhouse in the hills behind Cannes, nestled in wooded hills just 4 kilometres from the village of Fayence, in the heart of an estate of 64 acres of oaks and ...

REF: 222523
  • Floor Size: 700 square metres
  • Plot Size: 260,000 square metres (26.00 hectares / 64.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
565,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

With panoramic views towards the Esterel, this charming stone built village home is located in a quiet setting in Fayence and set within a mature flat plot of 2,228m2. Features include: 7m2 ent...

REF: 221910
  • Plot Size: 2,228 square metres (0.22 hectares / 0.55 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
750,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Recently built 5 bedroom villa located in a quiet setting in Fayence, with a total spacious living area of 202m2, set within a flat plot of 2,310m2 with a swimming pool. Features include, on th...

REF: 221668
  • Floor Size: 203 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,310 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
720,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Charming old bastide with outbuilding, ideally located in a quiet setting between the villages of Fayence and Saint Paul-en-foret, with around 250m2 of living area plus an outbuilding and with lovely ...

REF: 220581
  • Floor Size: 252 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,500 square metres (0.45 hectares / 1.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
695,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Spacious 6 bedroom Provencal style villa with swimming pool in a tranquil location just a few minutes from the village of Fayence and amenities. This bright and charming and property of 210...

REF: 220905
  • Floor Size: 210 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,794 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
640,500 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Beautiful 3 bedroom villa with large pool set in mature landscaped gardens, enjoying breathtaking views across the countryside to the mountains beyond, located near all amenities in Fayence. Th...

REF: 220811
  • Floor Size: 125 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,200 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.30 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
2,200,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Exceptional character stone property in the heart of the village of Fayence, House with swimming pool, studio and easy access to amenities. This very charming independent house comes with beaut...

REF: 220271
  • Floor Size: 363 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,559 square metres (0.16 hectares / 0.39 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
610,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Full of character and charm and well maintained 3 bedroom villa, ideally situated in a quiet setting within walking distance to Fayence, set within a mature plot of 9,131m2 with a swimming pool and lo...

REF: 220087
  • Plot Size: 9,131 square metres (0.91 hectares / 2.26 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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2 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

2 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
556,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

A stylish and sympathetically - constructed modern stone villa in Fayence, offering luxury living space, open views and set in over an acre with ample space for a swimming pool. The bright and ...

REF: 220032
  • Floor Size: 144 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,000 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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