Gordes Property
Gordes Property
Gordes Property

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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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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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7 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

7 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
3,850,000 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Full of character and charm, this gorgeous stone built house has a vast beautifully presented living area of 542m2 and is ideally situated in a quiet setting in Gordes, on a plot of 1,926m2 with a swi...

REF: 217973
  • Floor Size: 542 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,926 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.48 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
930,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Charming 5 bedroom villa ideally located in a quiet setting yet just 10 minutes from Gordes, set within a large 11,810m2 plot with a swimming pool and lovely countryside views over the Luberon.

REF: 217971
  • Floor Size: 228 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,810 square metres (1.18 hectares / 2.92 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
890,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Charming stone built 4 bedroom neo Provencal style villa, ideally perched in a quiet dominant setting with lovely views overlooking the Luberon Hill, close to Gordes, set within a beautiful bucolic ga...

REF: 217781
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,040 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

5 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,450,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Full of character and charm, this beautifully presented 5 bedroom house is situated in a quiet countryside setting between Gordes, Goult and the Luberon hilltop villages, and is set within a partially...

REF: 217342
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 18,700 square metres (1.87 hectares / 4.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,995,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Modern and spacious stone-clad south facing country villa, with a total living area of around 250m2, ideally located in a quiet and dominant position with stunning far reaching countryside views over ...

REF: 216759
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 13,000 square metres (1.30 hectares / 3.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,720,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Charming 4 bedroom stone built village house, set within a large plot of 11,848m2, situated in a dominant and peacefully area with lovely views overlooking the famous village of Gordes. With a ...

REF: 216758
  • Floor Size: 215 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,848 square metres (1.18 hectares / 2.93 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,590,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Spacious and modern 4 bedroom villa, set within a mature plot of 3,589m2 with a large swimming pool, ideally located in a quiet area near Gordes, wit a total living area of 226m2 with all modern comfo...

REF: 216722
  • Floor Size: 226 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,589 square metres (0.36 hectares / 0.89 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

9 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
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9 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

This stunning villa which is located close to Gordes, stands on approximately 12 hectares (29 acres) of land in an elevated position with fabulous panoramic views over the Luberon. This propert...

REF: 215715
  • Floor Size: 640 square metres
  • Plot Size: 120,000 square metres (12.00 hectares / 29.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
1,220,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Charming and recently built 4 bedroom traditional stone built house, with a total living area of 212m2, ideally located just a few minutes from the centre of the famous village of Gordes Featur...

REF: 215203
  • Floor Size: 212 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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2 bedroom house for sale, Saint Pantaleon, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

2 bedroom house for sale, Saint Pantaleon, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon
550,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Saint Pantaleon, Gordes, Vaucluse, Luberon

Spacious 2 bedroom stone built house which is full of character and charm, located near Gordes in the quiet hamlet of Saint Pantaleon. Set within a pretty landscaped garden of 689m2 with lovely...

REF: 209098
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 689 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.17 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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