French Mills For Sale
French Mills For Sale

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French Mills 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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4 bedroom mill for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

4 bedroom mill for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
2,800,000 EUR

4 bedroom mill for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

Originally a windmill, this superb and totally refurbished 4 bedroom, stone built home is ideally set in a quiet picturesque area on the edge of a river,yet just a 5 minutes drive from Grimaud village...

REF: 223366
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,000 square metres (0.70 hectares / 1.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,940,000 EUR

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Beautiful 16th century water mill with various surrounding buildings, all of which are exceptionally presented throughout, ideally situated in a quiet setting within 3 hectares of spectacular woodland...

REF: 222558
  • Floor Size: 815 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,613 square metres (3.06 hectares / 7.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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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

Beautiful and versatile old mill house with origins in the Sixteenth century, close to the lovely bastide town of Beaumont du Perigord in the Dordogne. With a total of 8 bedrooms, this 338m2pr...

REF: 221608
  • Floor Size: 338 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,088 square metres (0.31 hectares / 0.76 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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3 bedroom mill for sale, Orriule, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

3 bedroom mill for sale, Orriule, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine
275,000 EUR

3 bedroom mill for sale, Orriule, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Aquitaine

A character mill property dating back to the Seventeenth Century which has been restored to provide comfortable accommodation in a pretty rural setting. Located just a few kilometres from the ...

REF: 221558
  • Plot Size: 5,570 square metres (0.56 hectares / 1.38 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
636,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Matha, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Superb and spacious character water mill, beautifully renovated and set in magnificent landscaped grounds of almost 4 acres, close to Cognac This outstanding property with 6 bedrooms is made...

REF: 221357
  • Floor Size: 416 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,785 square metres (1.58 hectares / 3.90 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 set in 3 hectares of land, ideally situated alongside river Couze, in a quiet setting close to Beaumont-du-Perigord. Located in a ...

REF: 220285
  • Floor Size: 338 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,000 square metres (3.00 hectares / 7.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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8 bedroom mill for sale, Hautefage la Tour, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

8 bedroom mill for sale, Hautefage la Tour, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
477,000 EUR

8 bedroom mill for sale, Hautefage la Tour, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Charming 8 bedroom stone built former mill, with a spacious and beautifully presented total living area of 350m2, which dates from 1750, ideally situated within a lush setting on a large plot of 14,49...

REF: 219731
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 14,498 square metres (1.45 hectares / 3.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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8 bedroom mill for sale, Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

8 bedroom mill for sale, Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
413,400 EUR

8 bedroom mill for sale, Aigre, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Delightful characterful watermill with two gite apartments, swimming pool and B&B income, set in a lovely rural riverside situation on a quiet lane just outside the popular town of Aigre. W...

REF: 219444
  • Floor Size: 294 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,539 square metres (0.95 hectares / 2.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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11 bedroom mill for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

11 bedroom mill for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
880,000 EUR

11 bedroom mill for sale, Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Beautiful and versatile character property dating back to the Fifteenth Century in an exceptional setting with gites and over 12 acres of land, offering excellent potential for fishing and equestrian ...

REF: 219307
  • Floor Size: 481 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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11 bedroom mill for sale, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

11 bedroom mill for sale, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
1,590,000 EUR

11 bedroom mill for sale, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

Immaculately and entirely refurbished throughout, this charming 15th Century tide mill has a vast total living area of 850m2 and is set within a large and wonderful natural setting on a large waterfro...

REF: 219206
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 24,900 square metres (2.49 hectares / 6.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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