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Renovated 3 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Cordes sur Ciel, Occitanie
Ref 248765
This is beautiful white stone character property set in just over 1 hectare of private grounds with 360 degree far reaching views. A brand new 12m x 6 m salt pool with travertine terrace was insta...
636,000 EUR
Renovated 6 bedroom House for sale in Montaigu de Quercy, Occitanie
Ref 248764
Superb, fully renovated 6-bedroom stone house, featuring a swimming pool and nestled in a quaint hamlet in 1.5 acres of land with breathtaking views over the Quercy Blanc countryside. The ground...
439,900 EUR
5 bedroom House for sale with Income Potential in Nanteuil en Vallee, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248763
Beautiful character village property, located in the heart of one of the prettiest villages in France, comprised of a spacious main house and two guest houses, 3 garages, a beautiful swimming pool ...
440,000 EUR
8 bedroom Mill for sale with Income Potential in Riscle, Occitanie
Ref 248762
Delightful rural property, full of character and charm and ideally situated within a totally secluded setting with the first neighbour more than 600m away, offering a peaceful environment in which ...
639,000 EUR
Stylish 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248761
Impressive and beautifully renovated 2 bedroom apartment in Cannes, just 5 minutes walk from the centre, on the 2nd floor, in a secure residence. This stylish 65m2 property is newly renovated to ...
625,000 EUR
Beautiful 4 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Callas, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248760
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Located just 10 minutes walk from the charming village of Callas, this beautiful Provencal villa comes with a pool, tennis court, tranquility and beautiful panoramic views. The 4 bedroom property...
1,075,000 EUR
Renovated 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic and sea views in Stanislas, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248759
Impressive 3 room apartment, entirely renovated with taste and high-quality materials, nicely located in a very quiet street, close to the city centre and Stanislas Cannes school. Located on the ...
640,000 EUR
Stylish 4 bedroom Townhouse for sale with panoramic and sea views in Cap d'Ail, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248758
Styllish 3-storey town house on Monaco's door step and with magnificent sea views over Marquet Beach and Cap d'Ail Harbour. The villa, which has been tastefully refurbished, consists of an entran...
2,100,000 EUR
Income Producing 12 bedroom Manor House for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Beziers, Occitanie
Ref 248757
Unique Maison de Maitre divided into 4 apartments, 5 en-suite B&B rooms and a Spa area with gardens on the river bank, great views, and walking distance to all amenities, just an hour from the sea...
750,000 EUR
Spacious 4 bedroom House for sale in Antibes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248754
Charming 4 bedroom villa In Antibes, set in half an acre of land with a swimming pool and tennis court. The villa of approximately 180m2 comes with the bonus of a 60m2 basement. It features on th...
3,490,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom Apartment for sale with sea and panoramic views in Californie, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248753
Impressive luxury apartment in the desirable Californie district of Cannes, in a high-end residence with a caretaker, park, pool, and highly secure private shuttle. Situated on the 5th floor, thi...
4,690,000 EUR
Inviting 7 bedroom Villa for sale in Saint Tropez, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248752
Beautifully located close to the centre of Saint-Tropez and the beaches of Pampelonne, this charming, typically Provencal property, is reminiscent of the authentic Saint-Tropez of the 1970's. Set...
6,375,000 EUR
Luxury 3 bedroom Apartment for sale in Villefranche sur Mer, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248751
Fabulous Florentine-style apartment of around 160m2, located in a villa divided into 3 flats with swimming pool, offering uninterrupted sea and garden views from all rooms, which open onto a magnif...
3,296,000 EUR
Belle Epoque 8 bedroom Villa for sale with sea and panoramic views in Grasse, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248750
Overlooking the old town of Grasse, this Belle Epoque-style property dates back to the Nineteenth century and provides and excellent living experience. Once the residence of Ivan Bounine, Nobel Pr...
3,400,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom House for sale with sea view in Palm Beach, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248749
Utterly delightful and authentic fisherman's cottage of approximately 198m2, ideally located in the heart of the residential area of Palm Beach, in a peaceful setting with clear sea views from the ...
2,900,000 EUR
Furnished 1 bedroom Apartment for sale with panoramic view in Roquebrune Cap Martin, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248748
Attractive top floor apartment in a great location in Roquebrune Cap Martin, with a sunny and spacious terrace. The single bedroom property is found on the top floor of a recent building with lift...
425,000 EUR
New Build 2 bedroom Apartment for sale in Le Monetier les Bains, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248745
Two bedroom apartment in a desirable residence set amidst unspoilt countryside in the village of Monetier les Bains in the heart of the Serre Chevalier valley. The apartment is found in the resid...
358,000 EUR
Grand 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view in Bouliac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248744
Beautiful and impressive chateau in the heart of Bouliac, with a commanding view over the magnificent city of Bordeaux and the serene banks of the Garonne. This exceptional residence offersan unp...
2,595,000 EUR
Immaculate 3 bedroom Penthouse Apartment for sale with sea view in Cap d'Ail, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 248743
Fabulous duplex apartment in a peaceful and secure contemporary residence with two swimming pools surrounded by lush vegetation and guardian offering direct access to the sea front. Just a short ...
3,900,000 EUR
Beautiful 11 bedroom Castle for sale with countryside view in Cognac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248739
Magnificent 19th century fully renovated 11 bedroom Castle nestling in over 11 acres of land with a Chapel, beautiful landscaped gardens and pool, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from...
2,438,000 EUR
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Buying a Property in France

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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