French Vineyard Properties
French Vineyard Properties

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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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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.

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Wine Estate for Sale in the Gironde

Wine Estate for Sale in the Gironde
31,500,000 EUR

Wine Estate for Sale in the Gironde

Superb wine producing estate, set within over 20 hectares of land. Living accommodation is within a charming, fully renovated 19th Century castle with an indoor swimming pool and surrounded by ...

REF: 176088
  • Plot Size: 200,000 square metres (20.00 hectares / 49.42 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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95 Hectare Estate near Saint Tropez, France for Sale

95 Hectare Estate near Saint Tropez, France for Sale
15,000,000 EUR

95 Hectare Estate near Saint Tropez, France for Sale

Exciting opportunity to purchase a property of 95 hectares, just 16 kilometres from Saint-Tropez, and within the commune of Le Lavandou. Suitable for equestrian purposes, falconry & private hu...

REF: 208934
  • Plot Size: 950,000 square metres (95.00 hectares / 234.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 0
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Farmhouse for sale, La Mole, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

Farmhouse for sale, La Mole, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera
15,000,000 EUR

Farmhouse for sale, La Mole, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

Excellent opportunity to purchase a large equestrian estate set within a large 95 hectare plot, ideally located in a quiet countryside setting in La Mole, just 17 minutes from Saint-Tropez. Ded...

REF: 216376
  • Plot Size: 950,000 square metres (95.00 hectares / 234.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 0
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera
13,800,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Tropez, St Tropez, French Riviera

Newly built luxurious 6 bedroom villa, with a total spacious living area of around 550m2, set within flat and beautiful manicured gardens of 5,018m2 with a large heated swimming pool and panoramic vie...

REF: 220542
  • Plot Size: 5,018 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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10 bedroom manor house for sale, Brignoles, Var, Provence French Riviera

10 bedroom manor house for sale, Brignoles, Var, Provence French Riviera
9,500,000 EUR

10 bedroom manor house for sale, Brignoles, Var, Provence French Riviera

A dream Provencal house, located near Brignoles in the Var, covering 172 hectares and includes parkland, vineyards, olive groves, an ornamental lake and exceptional landscaped gardens. The spac...

REF: 178134
  • Plot Size: 1,720,000 square metres (172.00 hectares / 425.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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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
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8 bedroom apartment for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom apartment for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
7,000,000 EUR

8 bedroom apartment for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautiful historical estate with vineyard, located close to Carcassonne, with history dating back to the Roman times. This superb estate comprises of a stunning renovated country house, dating ...

REF: 182378
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 280,000 square metres (28.00 hectares / 69.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Grande Corniche, Eze, Eze Cap d'Ail, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grande Corniche, Eze, Eze Cap d
6,950,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Grande Corniche, Eze, Eze Cap d'Ail, French Riviera

Exceptional 6 bedroom modern estate, with a vast total living area of 380m2, set within a large plot of 8,600m2 with a swimming pool and stunning views towards the sea, Cap-Ferrat and the chateau d'Ez...

REF: 212436
  • Floor Size: 380 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,600 square metres (0.86 hectares / 2.13 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera
5,900,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Mougins, French Riviera

Superb 6 bedroom villa, with a vast and exceptionally presented living area of 784m2, set within a large 8,6 acres plot, situated just 15 minutes from Cannes and La Croisette and just a few minutes f...

REF: 219488
  • Floor Size: 784 square metres
  • Plot Size: 35,000 square metres (3.50 hectares / 8.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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8 bedroom villa for sale, La Colle Sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

8 bedroom villa for sale, La Colle Sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera
5,350,000 EUR

8 bedroom villa for sale, La Colle Sur Loup, Alpes-Maritimes, French Riviera

Gorgeous and grand stone built Architect designed 8 bedroom villa, situated near Saint-Paul de Vence, perched on the hills of La Colle-sur-Loup. This beautiful home, which has been entirely ren...

REF: 201349
  • Floor Size: 404 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,680 square metres (0.57 hectares / 1.40 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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