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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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6 bedroom house for sale, Capestang, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom house for sale, Capestang, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
400,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Capestang, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Full of character is this charming 3 storey, 6 bedroom stone house with pool, private cinema and large barn, located near all amenities and the port in the heart of Capestang. This lovely prope...

REF: 226234
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 370 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,780,000 EUR

20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Full of character and charm, this splendid 19th Century Chateau, which has been completely restored, has a vast total living area of 1,150m2, which features various large elegant reception rooms, 6 en...

REF: 225680
  • Floor Size: 1,150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 45,960 square metres (4.60 hectares / 11.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 20
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Cabestany, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cabestany, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
549,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Cabestany, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming bright and spacious 5 bedroom villa with pool and beautiful landscaped garden, located near the beach and all amenities in Cabestany. This lovely detached property has 172m2 habitable ...

REF: 225312
  • Floor Size: 172 square metres
  • Plot Size: 877 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
795,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Splendid 3 bedroom house of 260m2 ideally situated within an amazing setting near to Saint Chinian, offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool and a stone built cottage, located in one of the mos...

REF: 225180
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,362 square metres (0.84 hectares / 2.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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2 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

2 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
580,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom single storey South facing stone Mas with expansive pool and separate one bedroom cabin, set in nearly 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens, enjoying far reaching cou...

REF: 225140
  • Floor Size: 136 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,498 square metres (0.75 hectares / 1.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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32 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

32 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,740,000 EUR

32 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Grand, spacious and unique 19th Century manor house, with a vast total living area of around 1,400m2, currently split into 11 apartments including a unique dwelling of 400m2 and another house, set wit...

REF: 224952
  • Floor Size: 1,400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,983 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 32
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8 bedroom apartment for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom apartment for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
795,000 EUR

8 bedroom apartment for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Unique and spacious 8 bedroom apartment, with a total living area of 400m2 and a private garden of around 800m2, situated within an exceptional Maison de Maitre, within walking distance to amenities i...

REF: 224699
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 800 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.20 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
795,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden offering far reaching countryside views is this wonderful 2 storey architect designed 5 bedroom villa with pool, located near all amenities in Herault. <...

REF: 224681
  • Floor Size: 220 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,324 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.57 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
495,000 EUR

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Very well presented totally renovated 5 bedroom property with pool in a secluded position near all amenities in the Beziers area. This charming and elegant Maison de Maitre, has a small garden ...

REF: 223751
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 433 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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7 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
435,000 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Spacious home and separate gite, with a total of 7 bedrooms, ideally situated within a quiet setting on the edge of Olonzac village with amenities, in Herault/Occitanie. Built in 1995 and exte...

REF: 223177
  • Floor Size: 182 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,800 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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