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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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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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3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
434,600 EUR

3 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Delightful character property with extensive land in a pretty situation near the popular town of Jumilhac le Grand. The traditional old farmhouse dates back to the 1790's and has been lovelin...

REF: 221159
  • Floor Size: 205 square metres
  • Plot Size: 64,504 square metres (6.45 hectares / 15.94 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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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

An appealing and impressive i architect-designed house, built in the Perigordine style in 2008 to an exceptionally high standard for the current owners, by a local award-winning contractor of "Maiso...

REF: 221155
  • Floor Size: 146 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,229 square metres (0.52 hectares / 1.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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13 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

13 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
2,968,000 EUR

13 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Delightful rural idyll with this riverside estate close to Brantome, offering generous and versatile accommodation with a manor house and a mill totalling 13 bedrooms, with swimming pool and set in ov...

REF: 220779
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 30,000 square metres (3.00 hectares / 7.41 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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16 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

16 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
1,325,000 EUR

16 bedroom manor house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Charming, spacious and full of character and charm, this lovely picturesque riverside Mansion features various gites, a cottage and 2 swimming pool, all of which are set within 17 hectares of land.

REF: 220733
  • Floor Size: 930 square metres
  • Plot Size: 167,000 square metres (16.70 hectares / 41.27 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 16
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7 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

7 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
763,200 EUR

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

Impressive and beautifully presented stone built house and gite, with a total combined living area of 457m2, set within 4,606m2 of landscaped gardens with a swimming pool and lovely open countryside v...

REF: 219814
  • Floor Size: 457 square metres
  • Plot Size: 4,606 square metres (0.46 hectares / 1.14 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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14 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Aulaye, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

14 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Aulaye, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
1,007,000 EUR

14 bedroom manor house for sale, Saint Aulaye, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Beautifully presented, spacious and historical 13th Century manor house with 4 gites, a huge barn, swimming pool and 4.5 hectares of land, which was once a defence castle then a hospital, ideally loca...

REF: 219587
  • Floor Size: 800 square metres
  • Plot Size: 45,000 square metres (4.50 hectares / 11.12 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
375,000 EUR

7 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Jumilhac le Grand, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

A delightful country property with a gite and a total of 7 bedrooms, set on the edge of a hamlet in Perigord-Limousin National Park. With almost 3 acres of land, the house comes with two terrac...

REF: 219542
  • Floor Size: 258 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,317 square metres (1.13 hectares / 2.80 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Verteillac, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
5,446,000 EUR

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

Exceptional 15th Century French Chateau, set within a vast 403.5 hectare estate with stunning countryside views, located in a quiet setting in Verteillac. This exceptional estate, which consis...

REF: 219540
  • Plot Size: 3,764,100 square metres (376.41 hectares / 930.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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