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

4 bedroom villa for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
2,500,000 EUR

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

Luxurious 4 bedroom villa, with a vast total living area of 750m2, ideally located in a quiet setting within a mature landscaped plot of 25,000m2 with a swimming pool and exceptional panoramic views t...

REF: 217237
  • Floor Size: 750 square metres
  • Plot Size: 25,000 square metres (2.50 hectares / 6.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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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
1,344,000 EUR

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

Spacious and beautifully presented 6 bedroom double villa, with a total living area of 307m2, set within a manicured plot of 4,254m2 with a swimming pool, situated in a quiet elevated setting with stu...

REF: 217235
  • Floor Size: 307 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,254 square metres (0.43 hectares / 1.05 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
1,950,000 EUR

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

A beautifully presented and spacious 6 bedroom Provencal bastide set in a hectare of land in a quiet residential area around Fayence and close to the Golf resort of Terre Blanche, just 30 minut...

REF: 217104
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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
1,690,000 EUR

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

Spacious 5 bedroom villa, with a total living area of 340m2, set within a large flat plot of 6,175m2 with a heated swimming pool and stunning panoramic countryside and mountain views. Located i...

REF: 217053
  • Floor Size: 340 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,175 square metres (0.62 hectares / 1.53 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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

Pretty and spacious Provencal villa with 6 bedrooms in a tranquil situation close to the village of Fayence, with swimming pool and guest house. With total living space of 238m2, the main ...

REF: 217043
  • Floor Size: 238 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,000 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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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
560,000 EUR

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

Four bedroom villa with swimming pool and gite, set in a mature and spacious garden, just a 5 minute drive from the pretty classified village of Seillans. The nicely maintained villa comes wit...

REF: 217031
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,772 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.68 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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47 bedroom hotel for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

47 bedroom hotel for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d
2,200,000 EUR

47 bedroom hotel for sale, Fayence, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

A highly individual and unique property in Fayence, dating back to the early Nineteenth century and offering potential as a luxury hotel with almost 3,000m2 of living space. Built in 1820, thi...

REF: 217008
  • Floor Size: 2,942 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 47
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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
950,000 EUR

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

Superb 3 bedroom villa with a total spacious living area of 240m2, set within a large plot of 3,665m2 with a swimming pool and simply stunning panoramic views, ideally located in a quiet area yet just...

REF: 216966
  • Floor Size: 240 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,665 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.91 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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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
945,000 EUR

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

Ideally situated in a quiet and highly sought after neighbourhood, close to the lovely village of Fayence and Terre Blance golf course, this beautifully presented and charming Provencal style villa, s...

REF: 216962
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,900 square metres (1.09 hectares / 2.69 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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
895,000 EUR

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

Situated in an elevated setting with stunning far reaching countryside views, this superb 5 bedroom villa is ideally located in a quiet setting yet just a short walk from the lively and charming villa...

REF: 216929
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 5
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