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, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
495,000 EUR

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

Full of character and authentic charm, this spacious and elegant 19th Century Maison de Maitre with a 3 bedroom gite, is ideally situated right in the heart of Pezenas, which is a lively village with ...

REF: 209863
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Plot Size: 771 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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8 bedroom house for sale, St Gervais sur Mare, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

8 bedroom house for sale, St Gervais sur Mare, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
364,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, St Gervais sur Mare, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming home located at the foot of the Regional Park of Languedoc with hiking, gorges and rivers nearby, ideally nestled within nature whilst still having the advantage of being close to a village w...

REF: 209852
  • Floor Size: 190 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,000 square metres (3.00 hectares / 7.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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Lovely village house/Restaurant/Bar for Sale in Olonzac, Herault, France

Lovely village house/Restaurant/Bar for Sale in Olonzac, Herault, France
265,000 EUR

Lovely village house/Restaurant/Bar for Sale in Olonzac, Herault, France

This delightful village house is at present being run as a restaurant, however there is much potential either for running it as a large family home or converting it to chambres d'hotes and/or individu...

REF: 208496
  • Floor Size: 320 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Lespignan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

3 bedroom house for sale, Lespignan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
207,995 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Lespignan, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Charming renovated stone property in the heart of the village, close to shops and amenities, yet in a peaceful environment, just 10 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea with its beaches. It has ...

REF: 208473
  • Floor Size: 100 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Valras Plage, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

4 bedroom house for sale, Valras Plage, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
449,350 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Valras Plage, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Two south facing holiday cottages for sale in a good location just 600m from the beach and the centre of the village, in a peaceful situation. The houses, each of 30m2, sit in protected area...

REF: 208401
  • Floor Size: 68 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,300 square metres (0.43 hectares / 1.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom house for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

7 bedroom house for sale, Pezenas, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
735,000 EUR

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

Superbly and completely renovated 7 bedroom stone built house with a total spacious living area of 416m2, set within a plot of 785m2 with a swimming pool, located close to Pezenas. Ideal proper...

REF: 208338
  • Floor Size: 416 square metres
  • Plot Size: 785 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.19 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
699,000 EUR
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Reduced Price Superb villa with stunning panoramic views, 185m2 living area with large open reception rooms, 4/5 bedrooms, large terraces, swimming pool on 2250m2 of grounds, within walking dista...

REF: 165527
  • Floor Size: 185 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,250 square metres (0.23 hectares / 0.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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9 bedroom hotel for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

9 bedroom hotel for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon
3,180,000 EUR

9 bedroom hotel for sale, Beziers, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon

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 ...

REF: 186671
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 28,734 square metres (2.87 hectares / 7.10 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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