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Income Producing 12 bedroom Manor House for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Beziers, Occitanie
Ref 248757
Unique Maison de Maitre divided into 4 apartments, 5 en-suite B&B rooms and a Spa area with gardens on the river bank, great views, and walking distance to all amenities, just an hour from the sea...
750,000 EUR
Character 6 bedroom House for sale in Lamalou les Bains, Occitanie
Ref 248429
Recommended
Charming and well-maintained character villa, set in its own garden with grand entrance gates in a quiet part of a popular spa town. With its Mediterranean climate, the light pours in through th...
545,000 EUR
Elegant 4 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view in Beziers, Occitanie
Ref 248232
Exceptional 4 bedroom villa with far reaching breathtaking far reaching views, situated in a quiet setting in thee Baziers region, overlooking its village. There is a fountain at the entrance, whi...
565,000 EUR
Lovingly Maintained 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Montpellier, Occitanie
Ref 247794
Well maintained 5 bedroom home, which is situated in the La Boissiere area of Montpellier, in a privileged and quiet location, yet with easy access to the motorway (2 minutes) the city, airport and...
1,149,000 EUR
Luxury 19 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 247152
Recommended
In immaculate condition throughout, this lovingly modernised 18th Century property with features a spa, large reception rooms, swimming pools and 15 hectares of land including 4 hectares of AOP vin...
4,250,000 EUR
Income Producing 4 bedroom Wine Estate for sale in Faugeres, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 245294
Unique opportunity to acquire a wine estate nestling in 30 hectares of glorious land,enjoying far reaching countryside views from its location in the heart of Faugeres. 22 hectares of the land ar...
3,498,000 EUR
Authentic 4 bedroom Manor House for sale in Pezenas, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 243661
Charming 4 bedroom, 19th Century Manor House nestling in over half an acre of beautiful mature gardens with pool, ideally located in a peaceful area near all amenities in Pezenas. This exceptional...
1,280,000 EUR
Renovated 3 bedroom house for sale with countryside view in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 239781
Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 15th century Mediterranean style villa with pool and outbuildings, nestling in nearly 8.4 acres of glorious land with olive trees while enjoying far reaching country...
1,100,000 EUR
Refurbished 20 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 235403
Recommended
Grand, spacious and completely restored 20 bedroom 19th Century chateau, ideally situated in an exclusive area of Montpellier. With a vast total living area of 1,250m2, features include large ele...
1,799,990 EUR
Historical 16 bedroom Chateau for sale in Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 232988
Recommended
Full of character and charm and beautifully presented throughout, this magnificent and exceptional 17th Century chateau has a vast total living area of 1,020m2 and is set within a beautiful country...
3,990,000 EUR
Character 8 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 230854
Perfect as a Chambre d'hote or as a large family home, this superb flexible property is ideally situated in a quiet setting in the centre of a village and close to the shops. Perfect for a home or...
560,000 EUR
Historical 32 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 224952
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 ...
1,740,000 EUR
Character 7 bedroom Manor House for sale in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 219555
Recommended
Fabulous manoir dating back to the 1700's in the heart of a large village close to Narbonne, offering income potential and including a heated swimming pool. With living space of 450m2 the propert...
901,000 EUR
9 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 186671
Superb business opportunity, located in an unique setting, on the Canal du Midi with: - 7 Gites - 2.5 hectare wine producing Vineyard - Hospitality/Restaurant - Wine shop - Reception ar...
3,180,000 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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