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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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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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, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
722,250 EUR

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

This elegant property comes with river frontage, a water mill and 2 hectares of beautiful land and views of the surrounding countryside. The current owners have done a fabulous job in restori...

REF: 202666
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine

6 bedroom mill for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine
689,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine

Excellent opportunity to acquire a former mill and small house creating generous and versatile accommodation with plenty of outdoor space in a pretty situation. The property comes with 315m2 o...

REF: 201798
  • Floor Size: 315 square metres
  • Plot Size: 34,000 square metres (3.40 hectares / 8.40 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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2 bedroom mill for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

2 bedroom mill for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
402,800 EUR

2 bedroom mill for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming ancient water mill, which is believed to date from 1856, once used to produce flour and walnut oil, situated within 20,000m2 of land within the national regional park of Perigord-Limousin.

REF: 199002
  • Floor Size: 71 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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5 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

5 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
745,000 EUR

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

A delightful and very nicely renovated watermill set in 2 hectares with outbuildings providing additional accommodation and options for use, in a convenient and bucolic setting. This 5 bedroom...

REF: 198909
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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