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Beautiful 4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Simeyrols, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248978
Delightful stone property set in almost half an acres of grounds with swimming pool, with lovely countryside views near the village of Simeyrols. The 180m2 property includes, on the ground floor...
425,000 EUR
Income Producing 12 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Barjac, Occitanie
Ref 248975
Located just 10 minutes from Barjac, this exceptional Eighteenth Century property has been completely renovated with high-quality materials and preservation of its authentic elements. This is an ...
1,330,000 EUR
Character 7 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Murs, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248897
Recommended
Charming and spacious 7 bedroom property, set in 2.8 acres of land in inn Murs, close to the village of Gordes in the heart of the Luberon. This enchanting 270m2 stone house sit in grounds t...
1,250,000 EUR
5 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with Income Potential in Saint Paul en Foret, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248887
Beautifully renovated 5 bedroom historical Mas with studio apartments, nestling in over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, located near all amenities in Saint Paul-en-Fore...
1,145,000 EUR
7 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Tilh, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248830
Full of cjharm and character is this 3 bedroom historical farmhouse with separate one bedroom and three bedroom apartments nestling in nearly 3 acres of glorious mature gardens and pool, while enjo...
630,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with panoramic view in Seillans, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248814
Rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent 6 bedroom Mas nestling in over 2 hectares of glorious land with gardens, pool and olive trees, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peace...
1,975,000 EUR
Historical 9 bedroom Logis for sale with countryside view in Chaillevette, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248776
Beautiful and historic property just 10km from the beaches of the Cote de Beaute set in over 9 acres of parkland in a beautiful rural setting. This noble 14th-century logis is set in almost 3....
1,950,000 EUR
Renovated 3 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Cordes sur Ciel, Occitanie
Ref 248765
This is beautiful white stone character property set in just over 1 hectare of private grounds with 360 degree far reaching views. A brand new 12m x 6 m salt pool with travertine terrace was insta...
636,000 EUR
8 bedroom Mill for sale with Income Potential in Riscle, Occitanie
Ref 248762
Delightful rural property, full of character and charm and ideally situated within a totally secluded setting with the first neighbour more than 600m away, offering a peaceful environment in which ...
639,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248711
Impressive stone watermill beautifully situated in 12 acres of picturesque parkland, woodland, and streams. This spacious 421m2 property has been transformed into a comfortable five-bedroom famil...
927,500 EUR
Character 6 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Boussy, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 248594
Superb rural property in the area of Annecy Sud, yet just 15 minutes from the motorway with considerable development opportunities, swimming pool and fabulous panoramic views This lovely country ...
1,320,000 EUR
Authentic 8 bedroom Farmhouse for sale in Uzes, Occitanie
Ref 248565
Rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful 15th century, 3 storey, 8 bedroom house with garden, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of a village near Uzes. It is situated in a privileged...
785,000 EUR
Spacious 8 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Lauzun, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248526
Delightful and generous country property in a quiet location, just 10 minutes drive from the town of Eymet in an elevated position with open views of the surrounding countryside. The 8 bedroom pr...
598,500 EUR
Renovated 6 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Nerac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248453
Renovated character farmhouse with lovely pool and countryside views 10 minutes from Nerac, Lot et Garonne. The spacious stone property of approximately 285 m2 is set in over an acre of land w...
458,000 EUR
Income Producing 13 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Villereal, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248448
Charming property in a dominant position comprising a main house and 5 independent dwellings. Currently used as gites, this property offers great potential for tourism. Situated at the end of a q...
1,266,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Nogaro, Occitanie
Ref 248444
Charming manoire nestled within a historic vineyard estate in Gers countryside. This prestigious 400 m2 residence sits gracefully on a sprawling 16 acre property, offering an unmatched living ex...
695,000 EUR
4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with Income Potential in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248442
A beautifully renovated Nineteenth Century stone property, with pool and B&B business, in a tranquil situation just a short drive from Duras and 20 km from Bergerac airport. The character farmh...
689,000 EUR
Income Producing 10 bedroom Manor House for sale in Escamps, Occitanie
Ref 248439
Recommended
Impressive character property dating back to before the Seventeenth Century in the heart of a lively village on the Causse de Limogne. The 5 bedroom manoire has been beautifully renovated to offe...
488,000 EUR
Renovated 5 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Epannes, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248350
Situated in the heart of the Marais Poitevin countryside in a private, quiet and bucolic location, this beautiful semi-detached house has been renovated with taste. The property has excellent gree...
402,800 EUR
Authentic 7 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with panoramic view in Rustrel, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248320
Recommended
Charming and authentic Provencal Mas dating back to the Sixteenth Century in the heart of the Natural "Parc du Luberon" with outstanding views and excellent development potential. The spacious 7 ...
1,595,000 EUR
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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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