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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13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Blere, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Blere, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,732,000 EUR

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Blere, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Immaculate and spacious French Chateau with a vineyard and gites, situated in a quiet and great location less than 10 minutes from Chenonceau and Blere. In excellent condition throughout, this ...

REF: 219632
  • Plot Size: 210,000 square metres (21.00 hectares / 51.89 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d
1,650,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Callian, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Beautifully refurbished 6 bedroom stone built home, ideally located in a quiet setting, yet just a few minutes from the village of Callian, with an independent studio, guest house, swimming pool and s...

REF: 219100
  • Floor Size: 210 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,000 square metres (0.90 hectares / 2.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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7 bedroom house for sale, Castillon la Bataille, Gironde, Gascony

7 bedroom house for sale, Castillon la Bataille, Gironde, Gascony
1,631,600 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Castillon la Bataille, Gironde, Gascony

Excellent opportunity to purchase a fully operational and well structured Bordeaux vineyard situated in a quiet countryside setting close to Castillon la Bataille, set within nearly 27 hectares of lan...

REF: 220693
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 269,195 square metres (26.92 hectares / 66.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
1,627,500 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Great opportunity to purchase a lovely 17th Century stone property set in 7,500m2 of grounds plus a boutique vineyard of 26,200m2 in the Fronsac region of Bordeaux. Currently operating as...

REF: 180713
  • Plot Size: 7,500 square metres (0.75 hectares / 1.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq En Quercy Blanc, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq En Quercy Blanc, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,575,000 EUR

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq En Quercy Blanc, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Fabulous Medieval chateau on the banks of the river Lot with extensive accommodation, a variety of outbuildings, a mill and even its own private beach. This impressive property has its origins...

REF: 208377
  • Floor Size: 1,400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 73,400 square metres (7.34 hectares / 18.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera
1,540,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Grimaud, French Riviera

This south facing, contemporary villa was built in 2015 close to the village and surrounded by a garden of 1,500m2 which includes vineyards, a fabulous swimming pool and a garage. The property ...

REF: 210939
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,500 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.37 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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Vineyard in Provence for Sale with Farmhouse, Gite and Income Opportunity.

Vineyard in Provence for Sale with Farmhouse, Gite and Income Opportunity.
1,520,000 EUR

Vineyard in Provence for Sale with Farmhouse, Gite and Income Opportunity.

Exciting lifestyle and income opportunity in Provence with this attractive 3 bedroom residence centred within its own vineyard of 6 hectares (15 acres) in the countryside around Mormoiron, complete wi...

REF: 218034
  • Floor Size: 282 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,950 square metres (6.10 hectares / 15.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire
1,500,000 EUR
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Location Withheld, Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire

PRICE REDUCED - Vendee, exceptional historic chateau. Elegant chateau dating back to the 15th & 19th Centuries, renovated and converted into a comfortable private residence; set of reception ro...

REF: 154332
  • Plot Size: 100,000 square metres (10.00 hectares / 24.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pertuis, Vaucluse, Luberon

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pertuis, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,395,000 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pertuis, Vaucluse, Luberon

Beautifully restored stone built farmhouse located in Pertuis, just 20 minutes from Aix en Provence, with its origins dating back to the 17th Century with a total living area of 380m2, consisting of ...

REF: 215463
  • Floor Size: 380 square metres
  • Plot Size: 15,000 square metres (1.50 hectares / 3.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cadillac, Gironde, Aquitaine

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cadillac, Gironde, Aquitaine
1,393,900 EUR

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Cadillac, Gironde, Aquitaine

Grand and spacious 19th Century mansion, ideally located in a quiet setting in Cadillac, within the Bordeaux region, set within a private park or 5,680m2 with swimming pool, caretakers cottage and lov...

REF: 223238
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,680 square metres (0.57 hectares / 1.40 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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