French Farmhouses For Sale
French Farmhouses For Sale

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French Farmhouses For Sale

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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5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Savin, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Savin, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony
475,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Saint Savin, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony

Charming former smallholding, ideally situated within a quiet luscious countryside setting on a large 15,070m2 plot, surrounded by peace and quiet, in Saint Savin. Tastefully refurbished and tr...

REF: 223114
  • Floor Size: 126 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,070 square metres (1.51 hectares / 3.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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10 bedroom commercial property for sale, Baignes Sainte Radegonde, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

10 bedroom commercial property for sale, Baignes Sainte Radegonde, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
529,998 EUR

10 bedroom commercial property for sale, Baignes Sainte Radegonde, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Excellent opportunity to run a business in the glorious Charente countryside with this once highly productive, thriving family business comprising 2 fabulous gites, an up and running shop and restaura...

REF: 223105
  • Floor Size: 360 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,817 square metres (0.58 hectares / 1.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Gensac, Gironde, Gascony

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Gensac, Gironde, Gascony
477,000 EUR

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Gensac, Gironde, Gascony

A beautiful and elegant stone house, completely renovated within walking distance of a lovely village with shops, bars, restaurants and schools. With living space of 250m2, the property comes ...

REF: 223101
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,910 square metres (0.29 hectares / 0.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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15 bedroom house for sale, Villefagnan, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

15 bedroom house for sale, Villefagnan, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
495,020 EUR

15 bedroom house for sale, Villefagnan, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Excellent opportunity to purchase a beautifully presented existing gite business, which is ideally situated in a quiet setting within the sleepy village of Villefagnan and with a swimming pool, lovely...

REF: 223080
  • Floor Size: 155 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,668 square metres (0.27 hectares / 0.66 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 15
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10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Laroque Timbaut, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Laroque Timbaut, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
527,000 EUR

10 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Laroque Timbaut, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Charming character property dating back in parts to the Fifteenth Century, consisting of a main house, gite, swimming pool and outbuildings, set in over 5 acres of land in a quiet country setting with...

REF: 223078
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 22,000 square metres (2.20 hectares / 5.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Prayssas, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Prayssas, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
689,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Prayssas, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Impressive character stone farmhouse with attached barn and a secure swimming pool, set in over 18 acres of land with outstanding panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Located in a...

REF: 223077
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 75,000 square metres (7.50 hectares / 18.53 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom house for sale, Puy l'Eveque, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

7 bedroom house for sale, Puy l
638,000 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Puy l'Eveque, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Spacious character property with flexible accommodation and gites, set in 5 acres of mature grounds with pool, close to Puy l'Eveque in the Lot. With 383m2 of living space and 7 bedrooms, the p...

REF: 223054
  • Floor Size: 383 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Casteljaloux, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Casteljaloux, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
540,600 EUR

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Casteljaloux, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Modern and spacious 4 bedroom country farmhouse, ideally set within a quiet setting nestling in the French countryside, on a large plot of 50,000m2 with a swimming pool, pond and lovely countryside vi...

REF: 223017
  • Floor Size: 0 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,299,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon

Grand and spacious 6 bedroom stone built farmhouse, plus 2 gites, superb views, swimming pool and 2.9 hectares of land, ideally situated in a quiet setting, yet just a short drive from amenities in Pe...

REF: 222997
  • Floor Size: 436 square metres
  • Plot Size: 29,186 square metres (2.92 hectares / 7.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence
1,395,000 EUR

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Remy de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

Full of character and charm and with a vast total living area of 422m2, this beautifully presented Provencal style farmhouse is ideally situated in a quiet setting, yet just 5 minutes from the centre ...

REF: 222961
  • Floor Size: 422 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,100 square metres (0.31 hectares / 0.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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