Minervois Wine Region Property For Sale
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5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in La Redorte, Occitanie
Ref 248357
In excellent condition is this superb 4 bedroom modern villa with independent one bedroom apartment, set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool while enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views from ...
792,000 EUR
Exclusive 8 bedroom House for sale in Rieux Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 246997
Enchanting 8 bedroom manor house, which is a true masterpiece, beautifully situated in the historic Rieux Minervois. This magnificent property, with its elegant stone walls, marble fireplaces and...
597,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale in Bize Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 246221
Full of character, this spacious 4 bedroom property, which is located in Bize Minervoism has a total living area of 260m2 which is set out over 3 floors with a 1 bedroom apartment that can be acces...
425,600 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom Gite for sale in Saint Marcel d'Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 244219
Tastefully renovated 3 storey, 8 bedroom historical house set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool, ideally located near all amenities in Saint Marcel d'Aude. Situated just 10 minutes from Na...
860,000 EUR
Renovated 3 bedroom house for sale with countryside view in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 239781
Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 15th century Mediterranean style villa with pool and outbuildings, nestling in nearly 8.4 acres of glorious land with olive trees while enjoying far reaching country...
1,100,000 EUR
Quiet 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Azille, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 238446
Full of character and completely refurbished, this spacious 5 bedroom home, with its origins dating from 1910, is surrounded by 1,835m2 of mature gardens with a swimming pool and stunning views ove...
500,000 EUR
Character 8 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 230854
Perfect as a Chambre d'hote or as a large family home, this superb flexible property is ideally situated in a quiet setting in the centre of a village and close to the shops. Perfect for a home or...
560,000 EUR
Refurbished 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Minervois Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 225194
Spacious and totally refurbished 5 bedroom stone built house, with its origins dating from 1850, situated in a quiet setting within landscaped gardens of 1,835m2 with a swimming pool and lovely cou...
500,000 EUR
Income Producing 8 bedroom House for sale in La Redorte, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 221866
Appealing and versatile Minervois property made up of 2 houses, in a good location close to amenities and the Canal du midi offering the potential of a healthy income. The two residences are of d...
734,500 EUR
Character 7 bedroom Manor House for sale in Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 219555
Fabulous manoir dating back to the 1700's in the heart of a large village close to Narbonne, offering income potential and including a heated swimming pool. With living space of 450m2 the propert...
901,000 EUR
8 bedroom House for sale in Bize Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon
Ref 179693
Attractive and versatile property which has been newly renovated with care and respect for its traditional features and substantial character. This property is in excellent condition with many ori...
749,000 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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