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Perigord Vert Property

The Perigord Vert comprises the northern part of the Dordogne and parts of Limousin and Charente.

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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6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Mareuil en Perigord, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Mareuil en Perigord, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
1,100,000 EUR

6 bedroom French chateau for sale, Mareuil en Perigord, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom French Chateau with separate 2 bedroom guest house, outbuilding, tennis court and pool, nestling in nearly 3 acres of glorious landscaped gardens while enjoying far rea...

REF: 230757
  • Floor Size: 584 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,805 square metres (1.18 hectares / 2.92 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,625,000 EUR

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Beautiful 16th century water mill with various surrounding buildings and expansive pool, all of which are exceptionally presented throughout, ideally situated in a quiet setting within 3 hectares of s...

REF: 230179
  • Floor Size: 813 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,613 square metres (3.06 hectares / 7.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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6 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
975,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Full of charm and character is this beautiful 17th century 4 bedroom Chartreuse property with 2 bedroom guest house, workshop and expansive pool, nestling in 2.45 acres of glorious landscaped gardens ...

REF: 229861
  • Floor Size: 470 square metres
  • Plot Size: 9,895 square metres (0.99 hectares / 2.45 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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8 bedroom house for sale, Nanteuil Auriac de Bourzac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom house for sale, Nanteuil Auriac de Bourzac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
636,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Nanteuil Auriac de Bourzac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming property with a total of 8 bedrooms, ideally situated within a quiet and beautiful secluded plot of 23,560m2 with a swimming pool and a converted pigeonnier providing a separate annex with 2 ...

REF: 229831
  • Floor Size: 381 square metres
  • Plot Size: 23,560 square metres (2.36 hectares / 5.82 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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7 bedroom townhouse for sale, La Roche Chalais, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, La Roche Chalais, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
508,800 EUR

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, La Roche Chalais, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Full of character and charm and beautifully refurbished townhouse, with a total spacious living area of 280m2 which includes 2 rental cottages and commercial space which was formerly used as a restaur...

REF: 229332
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,314 square metres (0.33 hectares / 0.82 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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17 bedroom mill for sale, Busserolles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

17 bedroom mill for sale, Busserolles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
899,940 EUR

17 bedroom mill for sale, Busserolles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Stunning 17 bedroom private water mill estate, which features 4 beautifully restored houses which offers excellent accommodation for large groups of holiday makers set around a courtyard. With...

REF: 228559
  • Floor Size: 184 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 17
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3 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

3 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
466,400 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Enchanting 17th century character property located on the doorstep of a popular historic town with easy access to all amenities and near to the city of Perigueux. This versatile property comes...

REF: 227527
  • Floor Size: 0 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom house for sale, Vanxains, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom house for sale, Vanxains, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
650,000 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Vanxains, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Nestling in nearly 16 acres of beautiful land is this charming renovated 6 bedroom house with expansive pool, tennis court and outbuildings, enjoying countryside views from its peaceful location n...

REF: 226718
  • Floor Size: 390 square metres
  • Plot Size: 63,975 square metres (6.40 hectares / 15.81 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

5 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
424,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Spacious and beautifully presented town centre Maison d'Hotes and tea room business, ideally located right in the heart of Brantome, which is one of the Dordogne's most highly sought after and popular...

REF: 226036
  • Plot Size: 196 square metres (0.02 hectares / 0.05 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
461,100 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming and spacious farmhouse with 2 gites and swimming pool set in just under an acre, close to tourist attractions in the North Dordogne with no overlooking neighbours. The cosy main house ...

REF: 225807
  • Floor Size: 460 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,613 square metres (0.36 hectares / 0.89 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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