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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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
598,900 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

A unique opportunity to acquire a 4 bedroom farmhouse with an indoor pool and over 66 acres of land, a lake and 5 hectares of mature prune trees situated near all amenities in Sainte Livrade sur Lot.<...

REF: 222319
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 270,000 square metres (27.00 hectares / 66.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

4 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
371,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A most attractive and beautifully converted barn with swimming pool and breathtaking views in the countryside close to Verteillac. The property includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a gorgeous ...

REF: 222318
  • Floor Size: 181 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,626 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Hermine, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Hermine, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire
360,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Sainte Hermine, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire

A most impressive and contemporary barn conversion, the result of a transformation into a modern home whilst keeping the character of the building. The 3 bedroom property maintains traditional app...

REF: 222317
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,182 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint julien du puy, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint julien du puy, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
362,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint julien du puy, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

A most appealling renovated property, set in 3 acres of land in a lovely natural setting in the rolling hills of the Tarn with many walks nearby for nature lovers. The 206m2farmhouse comes wi...

REF: 222313
  • Floor Size: 206 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,700 square metres (1.27 hectares / 3.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Le Rouret, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Le Rouret, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
1,895,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Le Rouret, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Charming 4 bedroom stone built former farmhouse, ideally situated in a quiet setting in a highly sought-after area in Le Rouret, nestled within the greenery and surrounded by century-old olive trees.<...

REF: 222280
  • Floor Size: 240 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,600 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom manor house for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera
1,700,000 EUR

6 bedroom manor house for sale, Opio, Grasse, French Riviera

Grand, spacious yet cosy 6 bedroom manor house style home, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Opio, within Cannes back-country and with panoramic countryside views. With around 380m2 of li...

REF: 222271
  • Floor Size: 380 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,000 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
640,000 EUR

10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Full of character and charm, this spacious and totally refurbished 19th Century stone built farmhouse with 3 separate gites, has a total spacious built area of 440m2 with 10 bedrooms, large gardens an...

REF: 222251
  • Floor Size: 440 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,145 square metres (0.41 hectares / 1.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence
2,950,000 EUR

13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

Magnificent XIVth Century farmhouse, which is currently running as a successful 13 bedroom countryside B&B, with stunning views towards the majestic plain, located in the countryside of Saint-Remy de ...

REF: 222224
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Dirac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Dirac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
3,500,000 EUR

12 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Dirac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Unique opportunity to acquire an outstanding Equestrian estate and restaurant set in nearly 20 acres of beautiful land in a peaceful area between Cognac and Dordogne. This sumptuous estate com...

REF: 222183
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 80,000 square metres (8.00 hectares / 19.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Castillonnes, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Castillonnes, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
724,000 EUR

13 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Castillonnes, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

A charming and versatile period property with a various accommodation options, swimming pool and 20 acres of land in a pretty rural setting. With a total living space of 747m2, the property ...

REF: 222143
  • Floor Size: 747 square metres
  • Plot Size: 84,576 square metres (8.46 hectares / 20.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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