French Farmhouses For Sale
French Farmhouses For Sale

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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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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,765,000 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Beautifully restored and renovated 5 bedroom house and 4 bedroom house with pool and glorious landscaped gardens, nestling in 3/4 acre of land while enjoying panoramic views across the vineyards from ...

REF: 231336
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom house for sale, Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
580,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Duras, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Spacious and beautifully refurbished family home, set within a large plot of 40,150m2 with a swimming pool, located in a quiet setting in Duras. With a total living area of 263m2, features incl...

REF: 231318
  • Floor Size: 263 square metres
  • Plot Size: 40,150 square metres (4.02 hectares / 9.92 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,263,500 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Superb 5 bedroom stone built house, with a total spacious living area of 438m2, set within an extensive plot of 404,288m2 with a swimming pool and ideally situated close to a charming village.

REF: 231256
  • Floor Size: 438 square metres
  • Plot Size: 404,288 square metres (40.43 hectares / 99.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, La Bastide, Bargeme, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, La Bastide, Bargeme, Var, Cote d
835,000 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, La Bastide, Bargeme, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Surrounded by 17 hectares of glorious land is this charming and authentic 5 bedroom renovated stone farmhouse dating back to the 17th & 18th century, with independent studio, 3 bedroom renovated guest...

REF: 231241
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 170,000 square metres (17.00 hectares / 42.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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9 bedroom house for sale, Tournon d'Agenais, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

9 bedroom house for sale, Tournon d
599,900 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Tournon d'Agenais, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Entirely refurbished and spacious 9 bedroom stone built house , with a total spacious living area of 350m2, set within a large plot of 51,898m2 with a renovated barn and swimming pool, ideally situate...

REF: 231227
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 51,898 square metres (5.19 hectares / 12.82 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
1,800,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Superb 4 bedroom house, which is ideally situated within a bucolic and enchanting setting in Seillans, set within a large plot of 26,499m2 with a swimming pool and stunning countryside views. T...

REF: 231207
  • Floor Size: 308 square metres
  • Plot Size: 26,499 square metres (2.65 hectares / 6.55 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sault, Vaucluse, Provence

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sault, Vaucluse, Provence
1,850,000 EUR

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sault, Vaucluse, Provence

Full of character and charm, this spacious 7 bedroom stone built farmhouse, which is located in a quiet setting in the Pays de Sault, which is the capital of lavender, nestled in the middle of almost ...

REF: 231206
  • Floor Size: 410 square metres
  • Plot Size: 87,349 square metres (8.73 hectares / 21.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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13 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

13 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
846,940 EUR

13 bedroom house for sale, Chalais, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

With a total of 13 bedrooms, this superb complex with 3 beautifully refurbished houses, is situated within glorious countryside setting in Chalais, in the south Charente area. The 3 lovely reno...

REF: 231154
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,005 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera
1,995,000 EUR

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Chateauneuf, Grasse, French Riviera

Situated in a quiet countryside setting close to Chateauneuf, within a prestigious 2 hectare plot with a swimming pool and 500 olive trees, which produce a high yield of organic olive oil, thus repres...

REF: 231146
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
3,900,000 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Magnificent, unique and totally refurbished 9 bedroom farmhouse, with a total spacious and beautifully presented living area of 850m2, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the top a hill and surroun...

REF: 231056
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 700,000 square metres (70.00 hectares / 172.98 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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