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

9 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
657,200 EUR

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

A delightful and lovingly restored mill which has been converted into 3 gites, set in 5 hectares of wooded grounds, complete with a 2 hectare lake and a stock pond. This immaculate renovation...

REF: 214891
  • Floor Size: 275 square metres
  • Plot Size: 72,885 square metres (7.29 hectares / 18.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
530,000 EUR

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A most attractive Nineteenth Century chateau in Belle Epoque style set in 4 hectares of parkland with open views across the the Dordogne countryside. The principle residence has been exte...

REF: 213555
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 41,580 square metres (4.16 hectares / 10.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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13 bedroom hotel for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom hotel for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,945,000 EUR

13 bedroom hotel for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming Boutique Hotel for sale in a beautiful location close to Brantome in parkland of more than 3 hectares, consisting of a fully renovated 16th Century water mill now a 4 star hotel with much to ...

REF: 213191
  • Floor Size: 815 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,613 square metres (3.06 hectares / 7.56 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
1,220,000 EUR

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

Outstanding French chateau with Medieval origins, set in over 45 acres, nicely situated within the Perigord Vert regional park with panoramic views across the valley of the Dronne river. This ...

REF: 212190
  • Floor Size: 750 square metres
  • Plot Size: 187,268 square metres (18.73 hectares / 46.28 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert
570,280 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Charras, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A extensive private estate of 55 acres, consisting of three houses, equestrian & holiday facilities in an lovely location and with excellent income opportunities. This property comes with go...

REF: 212091
  • Floor Size: 400 square metres
  • Plot Size: 220,000 square metres (22.00 hectares / 54.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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4 bedroom cottage for sale, Allemans, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

4 bedroom cottage for sale, Allemans, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
399,000 EUR

4 bedroom cottage for sale, Allemans, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming and secluded 3 bedroom house with gite and swimming pool, just 5 minutes from Riberac with lovely countryside views. This very private and tastefully renovated 3 bed house with 1 be...

REF: 211868
  • Floor Size: 230 square metres
  • Plot Size: 39,250 square metres (3.93 hectares / 9.70 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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6 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom house for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
395,000 EUR

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

Large 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom stone built house with studio/fitness rooms, stone barn and swimming pool, privately situated within 2,400m2 of gardens, on the edge of a small hamlet, well away from any p...

REF: 211736
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,040 square metres (0.40 hectares / 1.00 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Estephe, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Estephe, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
465,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Saint Estephe, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming mill property with 6 bedrooms, recently run as a successful gite business in a lovely situation on the edge of a picturesque village nestled in woodland with views of a small lake and the vi...

REF: 211364
  • Floor Size: 362 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,900 square metres (0.89 hectares / 2.20 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Mareuil, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Mareuil, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
636,000 EUR

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

Fabulous conversion of a NIneteenth Century barn, to create a 4-5 bedroom which sits in 2 hectares of land along with a gite, a large barn, stables and a lovely swimming pool. The property has...

REF: 208247
  • Floor Size: 359 square metres
  • Plot Size: 20,000 square metres (2.00 hectares / 4.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Souffrignac, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

6 bedroom mill for sale, Souffrignac, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert
371,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Souffrignac, Charente, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Delightful and beguiling mill property in the Charente, consisting of a house, an open barn, a huge barn with two storeys, a summer house. and a private island, set in 3 acres. The main reside...

REF: 207926
  • Floor Size: 225 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,000 square metres (1.20 hectares / 2.97 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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