French Fishing Property
French Fishing Property

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French Fishing Property

What could be better than unwinding beside your own lake, dragonflies flitting across the water, a picnic spread on the warm grass and your float bobbing merrily in eddies from an unseen flick of a fin.

We have many superb fishing properties, from humble cottages with river bank access to estates with large lakes, and also ready-made fishing businesses.

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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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
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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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
384,800 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious character property which has been carefully renovated, set in almost 10 acres of land in a peaceful and private situation. The spacious 6 bedroom farmhouse offers versatile accommodat...

REF: 221928
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 39,370 square metres (3.94 hectares / 9.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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14 bedroom house for sale, Escouloubre, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

14 bedroom house for sale, Escouloubre, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
395,000 EUR

14 bedroom house for sale, Escouloubre, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Elegant 19th Century property ideally situated alongside a river, in a quiet mountain and wood setting in Escouloubre. This unique, individually designed house with natural thermal hot springs...

REF: 214318
  • Floor Size: 1,060 square metres
  • Plot Size: 42,000 square metres (4.20 hectares / 10.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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9 bedroom house for sale, Azat Le Ris, Bellac, Haute-Vienne, Limousin

9 bedroom house for sale, Azat Le Ris, Bellac, Haute-Vienne, Limousin
422,950 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Azat Le Ris, Bellac, Haute-Vienne, Limousin

Full of character and charm and ideally situated within an exquisite setting in Azat Le Ris, close to Bellac, these 2 properties are set in a quiet area down a private lane, within a large plot of 5.6...

REF: 233712
  • Floor Size: 425 square metres
  • Plot Size: 56,241 square metres (5.62 hectares / 13.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Belveze, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Belveze, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
520,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Belveze, Montaigu de Quercy, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Beautiful stone built 4 bedroom lake side house, ideally set within a quiet hillside setting in Belveze, on a large plot of 140,000m2 with lovely valley views. Accessed via a private driveway, ...

REF: 232334
  • Floor Size: 128 square metres
  • Plot Size: 140,000 square metres (14.00 hectares / 34.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
524,300 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Comfortable and versatile family home with equestrian facilities in a lovely valley setting with guest lodge and just half an hour from Tours. This spacious former "bergerie" for the local ma...

REF: 232890
  • Plot Size: 8,000 square metres (0.80 hectares / 1.98 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom house for sale, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

4 bedroom house for sale, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
556,500 EUR

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

An individual modern property with 4 bedrooms on the banks of the river Lot, complete with swimming pool and pontoon. The house has been tastefully updated and offers excellent views over the ...

REF: 219610
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,300 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom house for sale, Fanjeaux, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Fanjeaux, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
590,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Fanjeaux, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Set in 25 acres of land is this well presented and beautiful renovated 4 bedroom house with pool enjoying breathtaking views across the hills and mountains. This charming property is bright and...

REF: 222907
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,158 square metres (0.62 hectares / 1.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Villeneuve sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

6 bedroom house for sale, Villeneuve sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
606,383 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Villeneuve sur Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully renovated 6 bedroom 18th century farmhouse with 3 bedroom gite, nestling in 9.5 acres of glorious land fronting the riverside near villeneuve sur Lot.

REF: 230432
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 38,548 square metres (3.85 hectares / 9.53 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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7 bedroom house for sale, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Dordogne, Aquitaine

7 bedroom house for sale, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Dordogne, Aquitaine
638,500 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Beaulieu sur Dordogne, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored 14th Century stone mill and gite business, nestling in over 2 acres of glorious land with river frontage and fishing rights, enjoying scenic countr...

REF: 232799
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,200 square metres (0.92 hectares / 2.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom house for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine
654,255 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Unique opportunity to acquire an amazing 5 bedroom property with pool and lake set in 4 hectares of enclosed land enjoying breathtaking views from its secluded location near all amenities in Bergerac....

REF: 224127
  • Floor Size: 245 square metres
  • Plot Size: 47,810 square metres (4.78 hectares / 11.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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