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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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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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17 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montjean sur Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

17 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montjean sur Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire
1,365,000 EUR

17 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montjean sur Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

Superb Medieval Chateau found on the banks of the Loire, offering income and lifestyle opportunities. Built in 1493, the spacious character property is found west of Angers and comes with a lar...

REF: 215967
  • Floor Size: 1,355 square metres
  • Plot Size: 26,806 square metres (2.68 hectares / 6.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 17
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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montreuil Bellay, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montreuil Bellay, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
980,500 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montreuil Bellay, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Set in the Heart of the Loire Valley only 17 km from Saumur, this stunning chateau dates back to the XVI century. It is called a 'nobleman's house' and has been turned into a six apartment complex in...

REF: 215962
  • Floor Size: 585 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,890 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
650,000 EUR

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Full of character and charm, this 16th Century period Manoir is for sale at an amazing price for a quick sale. Located in a quiet setting with nearly 300m of River Mayenne frontage, just 20 minutes fr...

REF: 212695
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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Modernised House with Well Stocked Fishing Lake

Modernised House with Well Stocked Fishing Lake
428,000 EUR

Modernised House with Well Stocked Fishing Lake

Lovely 6 bedroom home which was extensively extended and modernised about 10 years ago, and which now offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for family and guests alike. The current own...

REF: 211000
  • Floor Size: 135 square metres
  • Plot Size: 40,000 square metres (4.00 hectares / 9.88 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire
2,650,000 EUR

24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

Outstanding and impressive French Chateau with private airstrip set in an estate of over 25 acres close to Angers in the Loire Valley with 24 bedrooms. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Anger...

REF: 210383
  • Floor Size: 1,100 square metres
  • Plot Size: 110,000 square metres (11.00 hectares / 27.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 24
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Elegant and fully restored estate with guest house and pool for sale in the Pays de la Loire

Elegant and fully restored estate with guest house and pool for sale in the Pays de la Loire
535,000 EUR
Price Reduced

Elegant and fully restored estate with guest house and pool for sale in the Pays de la Loire

PRICE REDUCED - Conveniently located only two kilometres from the village and not far from various market towns, this beautifully restored family property comes with excellent rental potential from th...

REF: 200694
  • Floor Size: 325 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,260,000 EUR

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

A very attractive French chateau built in the early 19th Century which offers a host of options for its future use from its original home for French nobility to a “boutique hotel” and more recently ...

REF: 187779
  • Plot Size: 100,000 square metres (10.00 hectares / 24.71 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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31 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

31 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
5,500,000 EUR

31 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Superb Loire chateau near Angers. Imposing chateau in need of renovation, constructed by the architect René Hodé (1811-1874), very authentic. About 2150sqm of living space comprising sp...

REF: 148965
  • Floor Size: 2,150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 110,000 square metres (11.00 hectares / 27.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 31
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