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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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
595,000 EUR

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

A beautiful character watermill with gite and 500m of river frontage along a Class 1 trout stream, set in 12 acres, providing a superb place to live and generate income. The very nicely con...

REF: 233008
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom house for sale, Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

6 bedroom house for sale, Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
851,063 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

A beautiful and highly individual old mill property in an idyllic rural setting which includes a waterfall and even a private beach. This property offers a particularly soothing atmosphere and ...

REF: 232752
  • Floor Size: 374 square metres
  • Plot Size: 32,246 square metres (3.22 hectares / 7.97 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom mill for sale, Gramat, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

5 bedroom mill for sale, Gramat, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
689,000 EUR

5 bedroom mill for sale, Gramat, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Full of character and charm and beautifully refurbished whilst maintaining its original features, this superb water mill is ideally set on a large private and not overlooked plot of 11,761m2 with a sw...

REF: 232629
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,761 square metres (1.18 hectares / 2.91 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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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 opportunity to acquire a historical listed windmill/monument, which is known world-wide, situated in a quiet setting on the top of a hill in a renowned Provencal village, close to Arles.

REF: 231924
  • Floor Size: 117 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 0
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3 bedroom mill for sale, Gaillac, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

3 bedroom mill for sale, Gaillac, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees
425,000 EUR

3 bedroom mill for sale, Gaillac, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees

Formerly 2 mills, this unique 3 bedroom stone built property is ideally situated in a quiet setting just 12km from Gaillac. and has 3 bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, and an 8 x 4m salt swimming pool...

REF: 231837
  • Floor Size: 185 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,090 square metres (0.61 hectares / 1.50 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom mill for sale, La Roquette sur Siagne, Mougins, French Riviera

6 bedroom mill for sale, La Roquette sur Siagne, Mougins, French Riviera
2,250,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, La Roquette sur Siagne, Mougins, French Riviera

Full of character and charm and set within a large plot of 25,000m2, this lovely home is ideally situated in a quiet setting amongst greenery, yet within walking distance to the small shops of the vil...

REF: 230231
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 25,000 square metres (2.50 hectares / 6.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,625,000 EUR

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

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

REF: 230179
  • Floor Size: 813 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,613 square metres (3.06 hectares / 7.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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5 bedroom mill for sale, Le Breuil sous Argenton, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

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

5 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 comes with living space of 240m2 comprising a living ...

REF: 227354
  • Floor Size: 367 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,937 square metres (3.09 hectares / 7.64 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom mill for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

5 bedroom mill for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
383,000 EUR

5 bedroom mill for sale, Lauzerte, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Full of character and charm, this lovely stone built house is situated in a quiet setting within a large plot of 11,000m2 with a private lake and a swimming pool. Located close to Lauzerte, thi...

REF: 226385
  • Floor Size: 225 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,000 square metres (1.10 hectares / 2.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom mill for sale, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

3 bedroom mill for sale, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
500,000 EUR

3 bedroom mill for sale, Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

Spacious former water mill, with a river running alongside and with lovely views, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the edge of the historic town of Civray. The current accommodation is o...

REF: 225533
  • Bedrooms: 3
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