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Modern 3 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside view in Frejus, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248568
Nestling in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool, is this stylishly renovated 3 bedroom villa enjoying far reaching countryside views from its ideal location near the beach and all amenities in V...
1,145,000 EUR
Stunning 8 bedroom House for sale with sea view in Saint Raphael, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248379
Nestling in lush mature gardens is this luxury 6 bedroom villa with separate 2 bedroom apartment, enjoying panoramic sea views from its elevated, prestigious location near the beach and all ameniti...
2,190,000 EUR
Bright 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Saint Raphael, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 245689
Exceptional 2 bedroom duplex/penthouse apartment, with a bright and spacious living area of 90m2, set within a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance to shops, restaurants, train station, harb...
685,000 EUR
Waterfront 8 bedroom Property for sale with panoramic view and sea view in Saint Raphael, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 245622
Enjoying breathtaking sea views from its sought after frontline location near the heart of Saint Raphael, is this exceptional 8 bedroom luxury villa with separate apartment, nestling in over half a...
5,750,000 EUR
Immaculate 5 bedroom Villa for sale with sea view in Saint Raphael, Cote d'Azur French Riviera
Ref 227806
Modern and spacious 5 bedroom villa, ideally situated within a quiet residential area in Saint-Raphael, located close to the sea and the city centre and with stunning views towards the sea. With a...
3,275,000 EUR

Area Guide

Frejus is a charming mediaeval city set against the backdrop of the Esterel Mountains. It practically merges with Saint-Raphael and they share their beaches. The city has preserved its heritage of colourful historic houses and the old centre is filled with pretty pastel-coloured shops, restaurants and cafes where you can while away a sunny afternoon.

Buying a Property in France

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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