French Properties with Lakes and Ponds
French Properties with Lakes and Ponds

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French Properties with Lakes and Ponds

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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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
848,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Beautifully restored mid 19th Century 19 bedroom French Chateau, which has been lovingly refurbished whilst paying respect for its original features. Originally built by a military officer of Napoleon...

REF: 231573
  • Floor Size: 540 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,495 square metres (1.25 hectares / 3.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
385,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Delightful renovated character property set in over half an acre of mature gardens with swimming pool in the heart of a village with shops and amenities. The welcoming and historical stone hou...

REF: 231551
  • Floor Size: 245 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,353 square metres (0.24 hectares / 0.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,698,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Located in a quiet setting in Carcassonne, this grand and spacious estate is full of character and charm and features a lovely farmhouse, 3 gites, 2 chalets, seminar room, hangar, various outbuildings...

REF: 231538
  • Floor Size: 734 square metres
  • Plot Size: 731,310 square metres (73.13 hectares / 180.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d
795,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom Provencal style home, ideally located close to the charming village of Saint Paul en Foret, just 4km south of Fayence and the well-known Terre Blanche golf course, only...

REF: 231511
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,380 square metres (0.64 hectares / 1.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,774,000 EUR

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Beautifully restored stone built Chateau, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the edge of the medieval village of Montcuq, with all amenities close at hand. Superbly renovated to a very hig...

REF: 231431
  • Floor Size: 364 square metres
  • Plot Size: 155,979 square metres (15.60 hectares / 38.54 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony
1,100,000 EUR

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony

Surrounded by 86.5 acres of glorious land with 3 lakes, gardens, woodlands and tree plantations, is this beautiful circa 17th century French Chateau with two annexes, a cottage, stable block, renovate...

REF: 231415
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 350,000 square metres (35.00 hectares / 86.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,263,500 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Superb 5 bedroom stone built house, with a total spacious living area of 438m2, set within an extensive plot of 404,288m2 with a swimming pool and ideally situated close to a charming village.

REF: 231256
  • Floor Size: 438 square metres
  • Plot Size: 404,288 square metres (40.43 hectares / 99.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
950,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautiful 8 bedroom farmhouse with separate cottage, large barn, expansive pool and equestrian facilities, nestling in 21 hectares of glorious land with private lake...

REF: 231180
  • Floor Size: 528 square metres
  • Plot Size: 201,422 square metres (20.14 hectares / 49.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine
2,920,000 EUR

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Exclusive, grand and spacious 12 bedroom Chateau, ideally situated in a quiet setting within one of the most desirable areas in the south-west of France. This wonderful period Chateau, which do...

REF: 231112
  • Floor Size: 1,052 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,880,000 square metres (188.00 hectares / 464.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
3,900,000 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Magnificent, unique and totally refurbished 9 bedroom farmhouse, with a total spacious and beautifully presented living area of 850m2, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the top a hill and surroun...

REF: 231056
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 700,000 square metres (70.00 hectares / 172.98 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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