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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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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
1,200,000 EUR

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A beautiful small chateau dating back to the end of the Seventeenth Century, renovated over a number of years, set in 123 acres of land. Accessed by a beautiful tree lined private driveway, ...

REF: 223073
  • Floor Size: 421 square metres
  • Plot Size: 497,928 square metres (49.79 hectares / 123.04 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
381,600 EUR

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

Delightful character property in a popular village, in a sought-after position offering excellent business potential, or a lovely home for a large family. Decorated tastefully throughout wit...

REF: 223064
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 238 square metres (0.02 hectares / 0.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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4 bedroom house for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

4 bedroom house for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
530,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Full of character, this spacious river front house is ideally situated right in the heart of the highly sought after village of Bourdeilles. With the river running past the property, this 4 bed...

REF: 223012
  • Floor Size: 150 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,100 square metres (0.11 hectares / 0.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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2 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

2 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
419,999 EUR

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

Excellent and rare opportunity to purchase a property with bags of income potential, which is ideally situated within a highly sought after setting in Brantome, in the Dordogne area. Situated w...

REF: 223010
  • Floor Size: 89 square metres
  • Plot Size: 14,486 square metres (1.45 hectares / 3.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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6 bedroom house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
402,800 EUR

6 bedroom house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Full of character and charm, this spacious 6 bedroom home is ideally situated in a quiet setting, yet just a 5 minute drive to Piegut Pluviers with amenities and a colourful weekly market. Grou...

REF: 222778
  • Plot Size: 3,748 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.93 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
695,000 EUR

4 bedroom commercial property for sale, Nontron, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A unique opportunity to acquire a charming "Chambre d'hotes and restaurant with 22 seat cinema plus a chapel, located near to all amenities in Nontron. A superb up and running town centre busin...

REF: 222679
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,005 square metres (0.30 hectares / 0.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom mill for sale, Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,940,000 EUR

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

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

REF: 222558
  • Floor Size: 815 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,613 square metres (3.06 hectares / 7.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
424,000 EUR

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Piegut Pluviers, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Rare opportunity with this beautifully preserved and historic 'Maison Forte', with origins in the Sixteenth Century and situated in a picturesque hamlet overlooking a pretty lake surrounded by for...

REF: 222482
  • Floor Size: 343 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,411 square metres (0.84 hectares / 2.08 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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4 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

4 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
371,000 EUR

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

A most attractive and beautifully converted barn with swimming pool and breathtaking views in the countryside close to Verteillac. The property includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a gorgeous ...

REF: 222318
  • Floor Size: 181 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,626 square metres (0.26 hectares / 0.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lusignac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lusignac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
699,600 EUR

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Lusignac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

This delightful character property was built between the Fourteenth and Sixteenth centuries and began life as a nut farm. After thorough renovations, it now has all modern amenities whilst ret...

REF: 221251
  • Floor Size: 347 square metres
  • Plot Size: 3,870 square metres (0.39 hectares / 0.96 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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