Maine et Loire Property
Maine et Loire Property

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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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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Jarze, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Jarze, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire
695,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Jarze, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

A delightful Eighteenth Century manor house in a lovely rural setting with landscaped grounds of 5 acres and currently successfully operating as a prestigious B&B and gite business. This won...

REF: 220750
  • Floor Size: 345 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,350 square metres (2.04 hectares / 5.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vauchretien, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vauchretien, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
469,000 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Vauchretien, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

Charming and nicely renovated character property with outbuildings in the Loire, just 20 minutes from Angers, set in over 3 acres of land with swimming pool. This old 'monastiere' comes with p...

REF: 219478
  • Floor Size: 270 square metres
  • Plot Size: 13,474 square metres (1.35 hectares / 3.33 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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4 bedroom house for sale, Maulevrier, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

4 bedroom house for sale, Maulevrier, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire
468,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Maulevrier, Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

Superb 4 bedroom country home, with a total spacious living area of 199m2, ideally situated in a quiet setting nestled close to woods, set within a large plot of 10,061m2 with a large pond full of fis...

REF: 219154
  • Floor Size: 199 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,061 square metres (1.01 hectares / 2.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
2,460,000 EUR

24 bedroom French chateau for sale, Soulaire et Bourg, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

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

REF: 218473
  • Floor Size: 1,100 square metres
  • Plot Size: 110,000 square metres (11.00 hectares / 27.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 24
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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
1,275,750 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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8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
620,000 EUR
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8 bedroom manor house for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley

PRICE REDUCED - 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, ju...

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

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Loire Valley
1,500,000 EUR
Price Reduced

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

PRICE REDUCED - • Stunning 16th & 19th Century Chateau • Beautifully presented • 27 hectare park/woodland • Stunning rural views over the river valley • Private and quiet setting • Exce...

REF: 203170
  • Plot Size: 270,000 square metres (27.00 hectares / 66.72 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 12
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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
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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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