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

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
665,000 EUR

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

Grand, spacious and totally refurbished 8 bedroom Maison de Maitre, with a total living area of 838m2 which is split into 6 apartments, set within a plot of 838m2 with a swimming pool and ideally situ...

REF: 222890
  • Floor Size: 490 square metres
  • Plot Size: 838 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.21 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
645,000 EUR

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

Beautiful and spacious 4 bedroom villa with pool set in glorious landscaped gardens enjoying panoramic countryside views, in a peaceful location near all amenities in the Beziers area. This mag...

REF: 222872
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,585 square metres (0.16 hectares / 0.39 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom villa for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,680,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Enjoying spectacular sea views is this beautiful 3 storey, 4 bedroom villa with separate 2 bedroom apartment and pool, located in a peaceful area of Montpellier yet close to all amenities. Thi...

REF: 222677
  • Floor Size: 285 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,593 square metres (0.16 hectares / 0.39 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
625,000 EUR

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

A charming 5 bedroom villa set in beautiful mature gardens with expansive pool, located in a peaceful area of Beziers near to the sea and all amenities. Built in 2001, this delightful property ...

REF: 222491
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,358 square metres (0.14 hectares / 0.34 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Saint Chinian, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
750,000 EUR

4 bedroom house 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: 221547
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,362 square metres (0.84 hectares / 2.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
599,000 EUR

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

Beautiful bourgeois house offering spacious character accommodation with 5 bedrooms and a studio, set in 1,825m2 garden with swimming pool, outbuildings and within walking distance of amenities.

REF: 221050
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,825 square metres (0.18 hectares / 0.45 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
499,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this beautiful 4 bedroom detached 18th Century manor house, with a total spacious living area of 263m2, is set within an enclosed mature plot of 900m2 with a salt water sw...

REF: 220450
  • Floor Size: 263 square metres
  • Plot Size: 900 square metres (0.09 hectares / 0.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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11 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom manor house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
690,000 EUR

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

Grand and spacious 11 bedroom manor house, with a total living area of 425m2, set within a large plot of 1,490m2 with a swimming pool, ideally located in a quiet area within the pretty village of Bezi...

REF: 220444
  • Floor Size: 425 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,490 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.37 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

6 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
450,000 EUR

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

Full of character and charm, this elegant 6 bedroom former winemakers house has a total fully refurbished living area of 200m2 with an easy to maintain enclosed patio garden of 260m2 with s swimming p...

REF: 220066
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 260 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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