French Mills For Sale
French Mills 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 mill for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

4 bedroom mill for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
218,000 EUR

4 bedroom mill for sale, Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Unusual 4 bedroom country home, with a total refurbished and beautifully presented living area of 170m2, set within a large plot of 24,030m2, just 5 minutes from Bressuire and with lovely countryside ...

REF: 217280
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 24,030 square metres (2.40 hectares / 5.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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Mill for sale, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

Mill for sale, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence
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Mill for sale, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence

Unique historical listed windmill/monument, which is known world-wide, situated in a quiet setting built on the top of a hill in a renowned Provencal village, close to Arles. Perfectly restore...

REF: 217233
  • Bedrooms: 0
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
689,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

A beautiful character water mill on the river Loir that has been carefully and sympathetically renovated to provide spacious accommodation including a 2 bedroom gite, with lovely gardens, and outbuil...

REF: 217098
  • Floor Size: 324 square metres
  • Plot Size: 166,941 square metres (16.69 hectares / 41.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

6 bedroom mill for sale, Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,100,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Outstanding luxury Seventeenth Century stone mill in a stunning setting in the 'Vallee du Paradis' (Paradise Valley), set in 15 acres and currently operated as a very successful rental business. <...

REF: 216620
  • Floor Size: 410 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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8 bedroom mill for sale, Beaumont Du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine

8 bedroom mill for sale, Beaumont Du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine
795,000 EUR

8 bedroom mill for sale, Beaumont Du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Beautifully restored 8 bedroom stone built 17th Century mill, ideally situated alongside river Couze, in a quiet setting close to Beaumont-du-Perigord. Situated in a peaceful valley with lovle...

REF: 216264
  • Floor Size: 338 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,000 square metres (3.00 hectares / 7.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Cimiez, Nice, French Riviera

6 bedroom mill for sale, Cimiez, Nice, French Riviera
1,370,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Cimiez, Nice, French Riviera

Delightful old mill in Cimiez with character features, swimming pool and independent studio, in a peaceful situation yet just 10 minutes from the town centre. The appealing property comes wit...

REF: 216170
  • Floor Size: 272 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,500 square metres (0.35 hectares / 0.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Le Breuil Sous Argenton, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom mill for sale, Le Breuil Sous Argenton, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes
340,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Le Breuil Sous Argenton, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

A beautiful stone mill in a delightful and peaceful country setting, with an additional independent house and 3 hectares of land. The mill come with living space 240m2 with living room...

REF: 215684
  • Floor Size: 367 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,937 square metres (3.09 hectares / 7.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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9 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

9 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
657,200 EUR

9 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A delightful and lovingly restored mill which has been converted into 3 gites, set in 5 hectares of wooded grounds, complete with a 2 hectare lake and a stock pond. This immaculate renovation...

REF: 214891
  • Floor Size: 275 square metres
  • Plot Size: 72,885 square metres (7.29 hectares / 18.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
695,000 EUR

7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Enchanting and versatile character property set in over 12 acres with more than 500m of river frontage along a Class 1 trout river, with a spacious water mill as well as separate gite. This b...

REF: 213267
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Cajarc, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

6 bedroom mill for sale, Cajarc, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,155,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Cajarc, Cahors, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Superb and beautifully renovated character property in a magical setting, sitting proudly on the banks of a river with countryside views to soaring limestone cliffs. This remarkable stone ...

REF: 213204
  • Floor Size: 410 square metres
  • Plot Size: 56,729 square metres (5.67 hectares / 14.02 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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