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Unique 6 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Tanneron, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249391
Surrounded by over 10 hectares of glorious land with olive trees, is this luxuriously renovated 6 bedroom house set in beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, while enjoying breathtaking ...
5,450,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Terre Blanche, Saint Paul en Foret, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249390
Ideally located in a sought after private domain enjoying direct golf course access, is this luxurious 4 bedroom stone villa nestling in 3/4 acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive Sout...
4,400,000 EUR
Income Producing 7 bedroom House for sale in Orthez, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249386
Nestling in nearly 1.5 acres of glorious mature gardens with infinity pool and Jacuzzi, is this beautifully renovated 7 bedroom house located in a peaceful area near all amenities in Orthez. In t...
628,000 EUR
Income Producing 7 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Avignon, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249380
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful rural estate of three separate dwellings, nestling in 93 acres of glorious land with vineyards, gardens and pool, enjoying far reaching countryside view...
3,895,000 EUR
4 bedroom Apartment for sale with Income Potential in Montfleury, Cannes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249379
Unique opportunity to acquire a luxurious, bright and spacious 4 bedroom apartment with beautiful communal gardens, ideally located near all amenities in Cannes. Situated in the popular area of Mo...
1,590,000 EUR
Luxury 4 bedroom Villa for sale in La Rochelle, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249378
Stunning 4 bedroom luxury villa nestling in over half an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool and outbuildings, ideally located near all amenities in La Rochelle. Its setting ...
1,664,000 EUR
Modern 4 bedroom House for sale with sea view in Cavalaire sur Mer, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249371
Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom villa set in over half an acre of glorious mature gardens with pool, while enjoying panoramic sea views from its location in Cavalaire sur Mer. Facing South-West, ...
1,750,000 EUR
4 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Mougins, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249367
Enjoying scenic countryside views from its peaceful location near Mougins, is this spacious 4 bedroom house with studio, set in mature gardens with pool. This superb 160 m2 property boasts a fitte...
1,100,000 EUR
5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249363
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a charming 3 bedroom house with separate 2 bedroom guest house nestling in over 9 acres of glorious land with gardens, pool and outbuildings while enjoying far reac...
795,000 EUR
8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Saint Sulpice d'Excideuil, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249360
Exceptionally restored 6 bedroom elegant Chateau with separate 2 bedroom guest house, nestling in 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool and outbuildings, while enjoying scenic countrysi...
1,290,000 EUR
2 bedroom Estate for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Casteljaloux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249359
Wonderful opportunity to acquire 3 properties full of charm and character nestling in nearly 11 hectares of glorious land with gardens, pools and outbuildings, enjoying far reaching countryside vie...
695,000 EUR
14 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Tombeboeuf, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249351
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Wonderful opportunity to acquire 5 gites nestling in nearly 3 acres of glorious land with pool, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its location near Tombeboeuf. This superb property is r...
742,000 EUR
Immaculate 11 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249341
Recommended
Immaculately presented 11 bedroom light-coloured limestone Chateau, situated in a quiet setting close to Bordeaux. With an overhauled slate-covered roof, the chateau is positioned at the centre of...
3,850,000 EUR
Exclusive 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside and panoramic views in Saint Michel L'observatoire, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249340
Recommended
Beautifully presented and full of character and charm, this superb 5 bedroom property is ideal for hosting paying and non-paying guests without compromising owners privacy. Set within large matur...
1,200,000 EUR
Immaculate 4 bedroom House for sale with sea and countryside views in Chateauneuf, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249324
Ideally located close to amenities and schools in Chateauneuf, this beautiful 4 bedroom modern villa, with a living area of around 281m2, features high quality fixtures and fittings, is bright and ...
2,650,000 EUR
Lovingly Maintained 10 bedroom House for sale with panoramic and countryside views in Antibes, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Ref 249322
Immaculately presented villa and guest house, with a total of 10 bedrooms, ideally situated on the prestigious Cap d'Antibes peninsula and with stunning views towards the sea. With a combined tota...
12,950,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 249315
Magnificent 6 bedroom house, which is ideally set a charming village within walking distance of numerous amenities. Tastefully and beautifully renovated by its current owner, this elegant residen...
595,000 EUR
Cosy Apartment for sale in Val Thorens, Auvergne Rhone Alpes
Ref 249312
Bright and welcoming studio apartment, with a living area of 23.33m2, ideally located at the foot of the ski slopes and close to all amenities. The apartment has a functional living area with a k...
260,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom Villa for sale with countryside view in Sernhac, Occitanie
Ref 249305
Full of character and charm and beautifully presented 5 bedroom home, which is ideally set right in the heart of Provence, within a dynamic village offering all local shops (bakery-grocery store, r...
690,000 EUR
Stylish 9 bedroom House for sale in Saint Antonin Noble Val, Occitanie
Ref 249302
Exceptional historical property, which is the perfect fusion of original features with a luxurious modern touch. This exquisite 9 bedroom property, which is located right in the heart of Saint An...
860,000 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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