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, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley

6 bedroom house for sale, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley
727,600 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Charming home located right in the middle of 16 hectare of land, which has been completely restored and has recently been modernised. Located in a superb setting between the popular market towns of Le...

REF: 186655
  • Plot Size: 160,000 square metres (16.00 hectares / 39.54 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
360,000 EUR

5 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

An attractive and very nicely renovated country property which was once a diary farm and now offers generous and versatile family accommodation along with an up and running guest gite. Situ...

REF: 186605
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom house for sale, Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom house for sale, Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
406,600 EUR

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

A spacious and well proportioned Touraine style property, full of character in the Loire Valley with pool and generous garden. This modern home was built in the 1980's with a pitched slate...

REF: 186602
  • Plot Size: 3,893 square metres (0.39 hectares / 0.96 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom French chateau for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
775,000 EUR

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Delightful and charming small chateau which dates back to the Fifteenth Century in a lovely location , strategically placed on the top of a small hill with panoramic views of 30km. This mano...

REF: 185637
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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8 bedroom mill for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

8 bedroom mill for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
892,000 EUR

8 bedroom mill for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

A delightful 8 bedroom luxury property dating back in parts to the Seventeenth Century with swimming pool and tennis court in an edge of village location just 5 minutes drive from the heart of Tou...

REF: 184922
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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A Classical Style Property with Gite and 6 bedrooms for sale in Vendome in the Loire Valley

A Classical Style Property with Gite and 6 bedrooms  for sale in Vendome  in the Loire Valley
900,000 EUR

A Classical Style Property with Gite and 6 bedrooms for sale in Vendome in the Loire Valley

A beautiful classical property dating back to the 1850's located in possibly the most prestigious and well-known residential areas of Vendome with a no-through road in front and the river behind. It w...

REF: 184356
  • Floor Size: 650 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 6
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3 bedroom penthouse for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

3 bedroom penthouse for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
299,000 EUR
Price Reduced

3 bedroom penthouse for sale, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - Luxurious 3 bedroom penthouse apartment, situated within a beautifully converted French Chateau with just 5 apartments. - Luxury 6 year old renovation - Chateau conversion wi...

REF: 184018
  • Floor Size: 115 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley
750,000 EUR
Price Reduced

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Le Lude, Sarthe, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - Beautifully renovated and extended farmhouse, now a stunning secluded family home with guest/guardian house, swimming pool, tennis court, stables, lake, paddocks and over 40 hectares o...

REF: 181713
  • Plot Size: 540,000 square metres (54.00 hectares / 133.44 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

23 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
2,450,000 EUR
Price Reduced

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

PRICE REDUCED - A beautifully restored chateau dating back to the late 19th Century set in grounds of 9 hectares with easy access to the Loire Valley. This elegant property was bought 15 years ...

REF: 180764
  • Floor Size: 1,500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 90,000 square metres (9.00 hectares / 22.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 23
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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Azay le Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Azay le Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley
765,000 EUR
Price Reduced

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Azay le Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - This very special and beautifully restored manoir has much to offer - with privacy and charm, it comes with lots of outdoor space, created and designed for the owners and their guest...

REF: 180703
  • Plot Size: 9,000 square metres (0.90 hectares / 2.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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