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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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Arles sur Tech, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Arles sur Tech, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
575,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Arles sur Tech, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Nestling in 25 acres of glorious land with a backdrop of mountains, is this beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse with amazing infinity pool located near all amenities in Arles sur Tech. A private trac...

REF: 229245
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 101,171 square metres (10.12 hectares / 25.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salses le chateau, Corbieres, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salses le chateau, Corbieres, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
606,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Salses le chateau, Corbieres, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Delightful and versatile fully renovated 3 bedroom farmhouse with one bedroom gite and pool, located in a lovely area of Corbieres, just a short distance from the Mediterranean and Perpignan. ...

REF: 229211
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom house for sale, Montmoreau, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

9 bedroom house for sale, Montmoreau, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
425,000 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Montmoreau, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Charming 5 bedroom home within a group of lovely old stone buildings, set within a large plot of 11,604m2, accessed via woodland at the end of a lane and nestled quietly on the side of a valley.

REF: 229197
  • Floor Size: 341 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,604 square metres (1.16 hectares / 2.87 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
950,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautiful 8 bedroom farmhouse with separate cottage, large barn, expansive pool and equestrian facilities, nestling in 21 hectares of glorious land with private lake...

REF: 229166
  • Floor Size: 528 square metres
  • Plot Size: 201,422 square metres (20.14 hectares / 49.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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3 bedroom house for sale, Claira, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom house for sale, Claira, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,172,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Claira, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom stone house with indoor pool and Sauna, nestling in 1000m2 of glorious landscaped gardens while enjoying stunning mountain views from its idyllic location near the sand...

REF: 229054
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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19 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tarn, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

19 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tarn, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
1,865,000 EUR

19 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tarn, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Beautiful country estate, with a total of 19 bedrooms, with its origins dating from 1740, set within a fabulous location with panoramic views of the Pyrenees and surrounded by 41 hectares of woodland ...

REF: 228968
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 412,524 square metres (41.25 hectares / 101.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 19
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5 bedroom house for sale, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

5 bedroom house for sale, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,209,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Full of character and charm is this 5 bedroom farmhouse with garden, enjoying spectacular mountain views from its location near the slopes and all amenities in Chamonix. Situated at the sta...

REF: 228946
  • Floor Size: 162 square metres
  • Plot Size: 210 square metres (0.02 hectares / 0.05 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
398,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Full of character and charm, this lovely old "bastide des Templiers", which benefits from 2 exceptional views over the Quercy Blanc, has a total living area of 180m2 and is set within a large plot of ...

REF: 228934
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 13,216 square metres (1.32 hectares / 3.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Reynes, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

3 bedroom house for sale, Reynes, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir
525,000 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Reynes, Pyrenees-Orientales, Pyrenees Vallespir

Full of rustic charm is this authentic 3 bedroom stone house, nestling in nearly 10 acres of glorious land while enjoying panoramic South facing views from its peaceful location near Ceret.

REF: 228879
  • Floor Size: 188 square metres
  • Plot Size: 38,855 square metres (3.89 hectares / 9.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Saint Nicolas de Veroce, Saint Gervais les Bains, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

6 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Saint Nicolas de Veroce, Saint Gervais les Bains, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,950,000 EUR

6 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Saint Nicolas de Veroce, Saint Gervais les Bains, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Luxurious and beautifully refurbished 8 bedroom ski chalet, located in a quiet setting in Saint Nicolas de Veroce and close to the Mont Blanc ski area. With 6 bedrooms 6 bathrooms in the main ...

REF: 228862
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,400 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.35 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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