French Properties with Rental Income Potential
French Properties with Rental Income Potential

Why Choose PPG

For over twenty years we have built a network of the best professional agents in the most desirable locations. We offer our clients a tailored personal service, at no extra expense. We make sure that buying your overseas property, from initial viewings to final purchase, goes as smoothly as possible.

More

French Properties with Rental Income Potential

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.

View Properties

IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
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.

1363 properties

Search Options

6 bedroom house for sale, Les Allues, Meribel, Savoie, Three Valleys Ski

6 bedroom house for sale, Les Allues, Meribel, Savoie, Three Valleys Ski
653,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Les Allues, Meribel, Savoie, Three Valleys Ski

Enjoying panoramic views from the south facing garden is this splendid 5 bedroom house with separate apartment, located in a peaceful hamlet. This charming property has a spacious living and di...

REF: 220648
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 551 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
More Info

12 bedroom house for sale, Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

12 bedroom house for sale, Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
1,280,000 EUR

12 bedroom house for sale, Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Magnificent renovated 3 storey, 12 bedroom house with stunning pool set in 7,000m2 of beautiful landscaped gardens, enjoying scenic countryside views located near Moissac. This Maison de Maitre...

REF: 220641
  • Floor Size: 520 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,000 square metres (0.70 hectares / 1.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
More Info

5 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera
1,225,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Antibes, Antibes Juan les Pins, French Riviera

Splendid, bright, 5 bedroom villa with large pool and separate studio, enjoying panoramic sea views, located near to Cannes. This beautiful property of about 150 m2 has been fully renovated...

REF: 220638
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 900 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
More Info

5 bedroom villa for sale, Bagnols en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Bagnols en Foret, Var, Cote d
578,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Bagnols en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Set in nearly an acre of land is this beautiful renovated 5 bedroom house with 2 separate studios, located in a peaceful area near to Bagnols-en-foret. This charming property has been complet...

REF: 220637
  • Floor Size: 245 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,850 square metres (0.39 hectares / 0.95 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
More Info

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
156,000 EUR

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Well maintained 1 bedroom apartment which is ideally situated within the Les Arc 1800 ski area of Bourg Saint Maurice, within a residence with a summer swimming pool. With a total living area o...

REF: 220636
  • Floor Size: 30 square metres
  • Plot Size: 0 square metres (0.00 hectares / 0.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 1
More Info

10 bedroom house for sale, Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

10 bedroom house for sale, Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine
555,000 EUR

10 bedroom house for sale, Villereal, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Grand and spacious manor house, which is currently being run as a successful Chambre d'hote and gite business, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Villereal, set within a large plot of 43,520m2 wit...

REF: 220626
  • Floor Size: 512 square metres
  • Plot Size: 43,520 square metres (4.35 hectares / 10.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
More Info

10 bedroom house for sale, Eymet, Dordogne, Aquitaine

10 bedroom house for sale, Eymet, Dordogne, Aquitaine
895,000 EUR

10 bedroom house for sale, Eymet, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Stunning and completely renovated 10 bedroom stone built country estate, with a total spacious living area of 350m2, which has been beautifully and sympathetically restored whilst managing to retain m...

REF: 220625
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,189 square metres (6.02 hectares / 14.87 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
More Info

35 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Andre de Cubzac, Gironde, Gascony

35 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Andre de Cubzac, Gironde, Gascony
7,350,000 EUR

35 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Andre de Cubzac, Gironde, Gascony

Grand, spacious and simply magnificent French Chateau, with a vast total living area of 2,500m2, ideally set within a beautiful countryside setting on a large plot of around 700,000m2 with stunning vi...

REF: 220624
  • Floor Size: 2,500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 700,000 square metres (70.00 hectares / 172.98 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 35
More Info

5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Adrets de l'Esterel, Var, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Adrets de l
995,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Les Adrets de l'Esterel, Var, French Riviera

Spacious 5 bedroom villa with stunning countryside views, ideally situated in a quiet residential setting in Les Adrets de l'Esterel. With a beautiful and bright total living area of around 320...

REF: 220618
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
More Info

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
165,000 EUR

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Arc 1800, Bourg Saint Maurice, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

With excellent rental potential and direct access to the ski slopes, this cosy 1 bedroom apartment is ideally situated within a luxury residence in the Les Arc 1800 area of Bourg Saint Maurice.

REF: 220604
  • Floor Size: 37 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 1
More Info
12345678910>10 >>