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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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10 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

10 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region
549,000 EUR

10 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

Full of character and charm, this lovely maison de maitre style house has up to 7 bedrooms plus 3 separate gites/apartments, which are ideal for renting or for a large extended family. Situated...

REF: 235703
  • Floor Size: 464 square metres
  • Plot Size: 563 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

20 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
2,450,000 EUR

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

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 ...

REF: 235403
  • Floor Size: 1,250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 45,948 square metres (4.59 hectares / 11.35 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 20
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrun, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrun, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,890,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Roquebrun, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Enjoying breathtaking sea views from its wonderful elevated location with access on foot to the medieval village of Roquebrune, is this charming, spacious 4 bedroom villa nestling in beautiful landsca...

REF: 235352
  • Floor Size: 165 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region
765,000 EUR

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

Full of character and charm, this impressive 7 bedroom townhouse is ideally situated right in the heart of the popular village of Olonzac, which is in the Minervois region, close to the sea, skiing, t...

REF: 234400
  • Floor Size: 590 square metres
  • Plot Size: 775 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Minervois Corbieres, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Minervois Corbieres, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
550,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Minervois Corbieres, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming, bright and spacious 4 bedroom single storey villa with pool, nestling in over an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens with fruit trees, while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its...

REF: 234010
  • Floor Size: 245 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,495 square metres (0.55 hectares / 1.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
875,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Full of character and charm, this lovely 5 bedroom home is ideally situated in a quiet setting within a large plot of 8,535m2 with a swimming pool and lovely views, within walking distance to amenitie...

REF: 233979
  • Floor Size: 230 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,535 square metres (0.85 hectares / 2.11 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
4,500,000 EUR

16 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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 countrysid...

REF: 232988
  • Floor Size: 1,020 square metres
  • Plot Size: 154,084 square metres (15.41 hectares / 38.08 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 16
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4 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,280,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this exceptional and unique 4 bedroom 19th Century manor house, with a total living area of 260m2, is set within a mature 1,000m2 landscaped garden with a swimming pool an...

REF: 232831
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,000 square metres (0.10 hectares / 0.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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8 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region
560,000 EUR

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Minervois Wine Region

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...

REF: 230854
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 663 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.16 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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4 bedroom house for sale, Roujan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Roujan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
797,875 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Roujan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Magnificent 4 bedroom house, with a total living area of 175m2, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the outskirts of the charming village of Roujan. Completed refurbished in 1997, to a very ...

REF: 230640
  • Floor Size: 175 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,750 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.68 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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