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 house for sale, Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

9 bedroom house for sale, Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
499,000 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Situated in a quiet setting within around 10 hectares of land, this spacious 8 bedroom house has a total living area of 275m2 and fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Located just a...

REF: 235701
  • Floor Size: 275 square metres
  • Plot Size: 103,154 square metres (10.32 hectares / 25.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom house for sale, Salles Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom house for sale, Salles Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
424,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Salles Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Lovely 4 bedroom home set within a large 25,000m plot with a swimming pool and stunning countryside views, located in a quiet setting, yet just 1.5km from the vibrant and thriving village of Salles La...

REF: 235674
  • Floor Size: 100 square metres
  • Plot Size: 25,000 square metres (2.50 hectares / 6.18 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
450,500 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this lovely 4 bedroom stone built house is ideally situated within a quiet and private setting close to Verteillac on a large 93,021m2 with a swimming pool and no close ne...

REF: 235673
  • Floor Size: 215 square metres
  • Plot Size: 93,021 square metres (9.30 hectares / 22.99 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
499,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lucq de Bearn, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

Delightful character farmhouse dating back in parts to the Seventeenth Century, set in over 48 acres of land with fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the the Pyrenees.

REF: 235580
  • Floor Size: 221 square metres
  • Plot Size: 194,538 square metres (19.45 hectares / 48.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

6 bedroom house for sale, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
450,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Full of character and charm and totally and sympathetically refurbished 6 bedroom stone built house, set within a large elevated plot of 17,000m2 with a swimming pool and stunning views over the Querc...

REF: 235553
  • Floor Size: 275 square metres
  • Plot Size: 17,000 square metres (1.70 hectares / 4.20 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert
508,800 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Superb 9 bedroom private estate, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Charrax, on the Charente/Dordogne borders, under an hour from Limoges airport and 1 hour 30 minutes from Bordeaux. The es...

REF: 235551
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 210,258 square metres (21.03 hectares / 51.96 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom house for sale, Salses le chateau, Pyrenees-Orientales, Corbieres Wine Region

4 bedroom house for sale, Salses le chateau, Pyrenees-Orientales, Corbieres Wine Region
596,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Salses le chateau, Pyrenees-Orientales, Corbieres Wine Region

Surrounded by 5 hectares of glorious land with almond and olive trees, is this charming authentic 4 bedroom single storey Catalan farmhouse with garden, pool, stables and outbuildings, ideally located...

REF: 235517
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villebois Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villebois Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
477,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Villebois Lavalette, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Full of character and charm and well maintained 3 bedroom stone built bathroom, with various barns and far reaching views over the Charente countryside. With a total living area of 135m2, which...

REF: 235489
  • Floor Size: 135 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,353 square metres (0.54 hectares / 1.32 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Les Baux De Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Les Baux De Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Les Baux De Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

Luxurious and immaculately presented 7 bedroom stone built farmhouse, set within a large 10,000m2 landscaped plot with a swimming pool and stunning countryside views, situated within a true haven of p...

REF: 235480
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Puylaurens, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Puylaurens, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
742,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Puylaurens, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Spacious character property with two houses and 11 bedrooms in total, set in the heart of the Pays de Cocagne, in an exceptional setting with a fabulous view of the Montagne Noire. The estat...

REF: 235472
  • Floor Size: 513 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,180 square metres (1.02 hectares / 2.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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