Loire Valley Property
Loire Valley Property
Loire Valley Property
Loire Valley Property

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Loire Valley Property

The Loire Valley has long been famous for the beauty of its scenery and the numerous attractive buildings. The area has one of the largest concentrations of manor houses and chateaux, drawing in thousands of tourists each year.

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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6 bedroom house for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom house for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
756,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom house full of charm and chacacter with separate 3 bedroom gite and pool, nestling in over an acre of glorious land while enjoying far reaching views across the vineyard...

REF: 230771
  • Plot Size: 4,400 square metres (0.44 hectares / 1.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,908,000 EUR

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored period French Chateau, nestling in 114 hectares of glorious land with lake, various outbuildings and a separate lodge, enjoying far reaching countr...

REF: 230715
  • Plot Size: 1,140,000 square metres (114.00 hectares / 281.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,180,000 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Nestling in 12 acres of glorious land is this wonderful 9 bedroom period French Chateau with separate fully restored 2 bedroom logis and various outbuildings, enjoying countryside views from its peace...

REF: 230675
  • Plot Size: 48,000 square metres (4.80 hectares / 11.86 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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4 bedroom house for sale, Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

4 bedroom house for sale, Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
695,500 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Beautifully restored 4 bedroom former mill with gite, expansive pool and outbuildings, nestling in nearly 2 acres of glorious land while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful locat...

REF: 230538
  • Plot Size: 7,000 square metres (0.70 hectares / 1.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Loudun, Vienne, Loire Valley

5 bedroom house for sale, Loudun, Vienne, Loire Valley
588,500 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Loudun, Vienne, Loire Valley

Nestling in nearly an acre of glorious land is this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 19th century house with separate 2 bedroom gite and outbuilding, enjoying far reaching countryside views from it...

REF: 229350
  • Plot Size: 4,020 square metres (0.40 hectares / 0.99 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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7 bedroom house for sale, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Loire Valley

7 bedroom house for sale, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Loire Valley
636,000 EUR

7 bedroom house for sale, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Loire Valley

Magnificent, grand and spacious 7 bedroom house and large 60m2 wooden chalet, set in a quiet setting in Blois within a large plot of 9,416m2 with a swimming pool and with excellent potential to run as...

REF: 227934
  • Floor Size: 350 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,416 square metres (0.94 hectares / 2.33 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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10 bedroom manor house for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

10 bedroom manor house for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,580,000 EUR

10 bedroom manor house for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Beautifully restored 17th Century manor house with a guest lodge, swimming pool, stables, pond, woodland, park and formal gardens, set within a 9.6 hectare estate in a quiet setting, yet just a short ...

REF: 226262
  • Plot Size: 96,000 square metres (9.60 hectares / 23.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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14 bedroom house for sale, Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

14 bedroom house for sale, Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
997,000 EUR

14 bedroom house for sale, Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Superb estate, which has been tastefully and sympathetically restored throughout paying great attention to detail and with numerous possibilities, ideally situated within a quiet setting south of the ...

REF: 223470
  • Plot Size: 100,000 square metres (10.00 hectares / 24.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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7 bedroom manor house for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
695,000 EUR

7 bedroom manor house for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Beautifully and completely restored period manor house, "Maison de Maitre" and 2 independent guest lodges, ideally situated within a quiet setting on a large plot of just over 4 hectares of land (10 a...

REF: 222711
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
3,780,000 EUR

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

A impressive French chateau dating from the mid Nineteenth Century, tastefully renovated and set in an estate of over 100 acres of extensive parkland in a quiet situation. This commanding prope...

REF: 222103
  • Plot Size: 440,000 square metres (44.00 hectares / 108.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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