Herault Property
Herault 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 manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
945,000 EUR

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

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 prop...

REF: 219555
  • Floor Size: 450 square metres
  • Plot Size: 300 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Murviel Les Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Murviel Les Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
780,000 EUR

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

Immaculately, unique and modern architect designed villa, with a total spacious and bright living area of 260 m2, with 4 master suites, large landscaped gardens of 2,906m2 with a heated swimming pool,...

REF: 219387
  • Floor Size: 258 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,906 square metres (0.29 hectares / 0.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom house for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
375,000 EUR

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

Completely renovated and beautifully presented throughout, this charming stone built village house has a total spacious living area of 180m2 and is set on a mature plot of 280m2 with a swimming pool, ...

REF: 219305
  • Floor Size: 180 square metres
  • Plot Size: 280 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
650,000 EUR

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

Spacious 18th Century property, with a total living area of 303m2, which includes the main house, 2 gites, stables, outbuildings, large terraces, swimming pool, paddocks and 10.6 hectares of land, loc...

REF: 218891
  • Floor Size: 303 square metres
  • Plot Size: 106,270 square metres (10.63 hectares / 26.26 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
560,000 EUR

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

Appealing and spacious villa with 5 bedrooms in a quiet residential quarter on the edge of Beziers in Herault. The architect designed 2 level character villa was built in 1992. It comes wi...

REF: 218729
  • Floor Size: 160 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,000 square metres (0.20 hectares / 0.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Olonzac, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
555,000 EUR

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

A character property consisting of a main house, a studio and an independent gite which was revised and renovated ten years ago, with spectacular panoramic views over the rolling countryside. T...

REF: 217589
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,200 square metres (1.02 hectares / 2.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,200,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Lovely French chateau dating from the Nineteenth Century set in parkland of over 3 acres, well placed within easy reach of Beziers and the Mediterranean beaches. This delightful property has ...

REF: 217523
  • Floor Size: 833 square metres
  • Plot Size: 14,187 square metres (1.42 hectares / 3.51 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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14 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Quissac, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

14 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Quissac, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,196,000 EUR

14 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Quissac, Montpellier, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Large farmhouse estate with 5 stone houses, which date from the 15th and 16th Centuries, with various outbuildings which are partially convertible, set within 6 hectares of land, located near faciliti...

REF: 216815
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,467 square metres (6.05 hectares / 14.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,890,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Superb and completely restored stone built former 18th Century winery, with a vast total living area of 750m2, set within a large plot of 100,400m2 with a swimming pool, lake, independent house and a ...

REF: 216662
  • Floor Size: 750 square metres
  • Plot Size: 100,400 square metres (10.04 hectares / 24.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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5 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom French chateau for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,195,000 EUR

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

Grand, spacious and superbly renovated 16th Century 5 bedroom French Chateau, with a tower, with a total living area of 250m2 with 5 bedrooms, office, outbuildings, garages, 3 hectares of land with wo...

REF: 216604
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 31,140 square metres (3.11 hectares / 7.70 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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