Loire Valley Chateau For Sale
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20 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Loches, Centre
Ref 247446
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful historical French Chateau with outbuildings and extra accommodation, nestling in 73.5 acres of glorious land with beautiful gardens, swimming pool and l...
1,690,000 EUR
Historical 11 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Chateau du Loir, Pays-de-la-Loire
Ref 247442
Nestling in 4 hectares of glorious gardens and land with fruit trees, is this exquisite 4 storey, 11 bedroom historical French Chateau with pool, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its pe...
3,690,000 EUR
Refurbished 5 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Loches, Centre
Ref 245056
Beautifully refurbished 5 bedroom, 19th Century French Chateau with outbuildings, nestling in 75.5 acres of glorious land with gardens, pool, woodland and lake, enjoying far reaching countryside vi...
1,627,500 EUR
Historical 9 bedroom Castle for sale in Tours, Centre
Ref 243191
Beautifully renovated spacious 4 storey French Chateau with separate apartment and studio, nestling in over 6.5 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and woods with pond, enjoying far reaching count...
2,850,000 EUR
14 bedroom Chateau for sale with Income Potential in Saumur, Pays-de-la-Loire
Ref 242659
Rare Nineteenth century property full of character and charm set in over 2 acres, located within easy walking distance of all shops and amenities in the heart of Saumur, within easy reach by car of...
1,050,000 EUR
Historical 15 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Loches, Centre
Ref 242603
Rare Sixteenth Century Chateau with exceptional historical character, superb condition and full of preserved features, in a beautiful location with panoramic countryside views, set in over 56 a...
1,680,000 EUR
Renovated 13 bedroom Chateau for sale in Chinon, Centre
Ref 242597
Charming French manoire in the Loire Valley, close to its famous chateaux, in very good condition and tastefully restored, with excellent potential for further development and income generation, s...
1,495,000 EUR
6 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Saumur, Pays-de-la-Loire
Ref 242359
A unique opportunity to acquire a superbly restored 3 storey, 6 bedroom historical manor house with 2 hectares of vineyards, set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool while enjoying wonderful c...
3,400,000 EUR
8 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Chateau du Loir, Pays-de-la-Loire
Ref 242342
Exceptional equestrian estate of 3 charming properties nestling in 42 acres of glorious land with mature gardens, Studio and outbuildings, while enjoying scenic countryside views from its peaceful ...
1,490,000 EUR
4 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Chinon, Centre
Ref 241994
Beautifully renovated, historical 4 bedroom French Chateau with one bedroom guesthouse, equestrian facilities and outbuildings nestling in nearly 7.5 acres of glorious land with pool and garden, wh...
1,277,000 EUR
Historical 5 bedroom Chateau for sale in Chinon, Centre
Ref 241961
Beautiful French chateau, located in the heart of one of the most beautiful and renowned villages in France, in the Loire Valley, with excellent access to local amenities and a choice of market tow...
795,000 EUR
Authentic 25 bedroom Castle for sale with countryside view in Chinon, Centre
Ref 237270
Unique opportunity to acquire an outstanding real estate complex of 3 buildings, surrounded by nearly 7 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with expansive pool, ideally located in a peaceful area ...
1,260,000 EUR

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Buying a Property in France

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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