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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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IMPORTANT - Disclaimer :
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 farmhouse for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony
945,000 EUR

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

Full of character and charm and with a total spacious living area of 365m2, this typical stone built Landaise-style property, is ideally nestled in a quiet and peaceful countryside setting in Habas an...

REF: 231432
  • Floor Size: 365 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 7
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4 bedroom house for sale, Pomarez, Landes, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Pomarez, Landes, Gascony
474,750 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Pomarez, Landes, Gascony

Full of character and charm and with a total spacious living area of 417m2, this lovely Landaise house is situated in a quiet setting and accessible by a private road. With large volumes and co...

REF: 230922
  • Floor Size: 417 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom house for sale, Amou, Landes, Gascony

3 bedroom house for sale, Amou, Landes, Gascony
316,500 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Amou, Landes, Gascony

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom house with pool and garden, enjoying countryside views from its peaceful location near all amenities in Amou. This village house was exquisitely renovated in 20...

REF: 228337
  • Plot Size: 264 square metres (0.03 hectares / 0.07 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aire sur l'Adour, Landes, Gascony

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aire sur l
1,908,000 EUR

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Aire sur l'Adour, Landes, Gascony

Beautiful French chateau with origins in the 11th Century, set in an estate of almost 25 acres and well located close to the boundary of three departments and within a few kilometres of a town with a...

REF: 226476
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 100,000 square metres (10.00 hectares / 24.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony
1,750,000 EUR

15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

Outstandingly beautiful 19th century French Chateau with pool and outbuildings, nestling in over 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful locat...

REF: 226098
  • Floor Size: 800 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,305 square metres (0.83 hectares / 2.05 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 15
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