Le Praz de Chamonix Alps Ski Property
Le Praz de Chamonix Alps Ski Property
Le Praz de Chamonix Alps Ski Property

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Le Praz de Chamonix Alps Ski Property

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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4 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

4 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
900,000 EUR

4 bedroom ski chalet for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Bright and welcoming 3 bedroom property in the heart of the Plaine de Praz area in quiet situation close to the lac de Champraz, in very good condition and close to ski lifts and the golf course with...

REF: 212984
  • Floor Size: 105 square metres
  • Plot Size: 120 square metres (0.01 hectares / 0.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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Plot of land for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Plot of land for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,261,500 EUR

Plot of land for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Building plot of 1,464m2 ideally located in an exclusive area of les Bois, just a few minutes from the centre of les Praz. This pretty building plot is completely flat and offers splendid view...

REF: 209920
  • Plot Size: 1,464 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 0
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3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,150,000 EUR

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Great opportunity to purchase a lovely 3 bedroom apartment which is situated within a charming building with just 10 properties and with stunning views towards Mont Blanc. Located in a top of ...

REF: 209613
  • Floor Size: 100 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

4 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,600,000 EUR

4 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Excellent opportunity to purchase a 2 bedroom apartment which is situated within a prestigious development in one of the most exclusive areas of Chamonix, close to a small lake in Plaine des Praz betw...

REF: 209611
  • Bedrooms: 4
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3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,060,000 EUR

3 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

An impressive luxury redevelopment with excellent facilities and rental potential, with this 3 bedroom apartment with balcony in one of the most exclusive parts of Chamonix with views of the Mont Blan...

REF: 201906
  • Floor Size: 1,053 square metres
  • Plot Size: 0 square metres (0.00 hectares / 0.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes
1,200,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Les Praz de Chamonix, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes

Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views towards Mont-Blanc and the Peaks, located in Les Praz, just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Chamonix. With a total living area of 110m2, fea...

REF: 199228
  • Floor Size: 110 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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