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Beautiful 4 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view in Simeyrols, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248978
Delightful stone property set in almost half an acres of grounds with swimming pool, with lovely countryside views near the village of Simeyrols. The 180m2 property includes, on the ground floor...
425,000 EUR
35 bedroom Hotel for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Sarlat la Caneda, Aquitaine
Ref 246027
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautiful 35 bedroom former hotel nestling in 6 hectares of glorious land with gardens, lake, woodland and swimming pool, ideally located by the river in the heart ...
3,900,000 EUR
Income Producing 16 bedroom Complex for sale with countryside view in Sarlat la Caneda, Aquitaine
Ref 244665
Wonderful opportunity to acquire a charming 3 bedroom house and 7 independent gites, all nestling in 5.5 acres of glorious land with pool, gardens and large barn, enjoying far reaching countryside...
979,000 EUR
Character 7 bedroom Chateau for sale in Sarlat la Caneda, Aquitaine
Ref 240754
Full of authentic character and charm and with a beautifully presented living area of 222m2, this superb 7 bedroom stone built house is really a jewel situated right in the middle of the golden tri...
691,500 EUR
Quiet 5 bedroom house for sale with countryside view in Carsac Aillac, Aquitaine
Ref 244005
Situated within a quiet setting, yet just a short walk to all the amenities in the village of Carsac, this 5 bedroom house with a swimming pool and a 1 bed rental studio is a rare gem that will be ...
450,000 EUR
Character 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside view and lake or river view in La Roque Gageac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247972
Beautifully modernised 4 bedroom stone built house, set under the cliffs of Chateau de Marqueyssac, encircled by lush wooded gardens of 1,977m2 with a swimming pool and with private access to the D...
649,000 EUR
Character 2 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in La Roque Gageac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 247939
Pretty character property in La Roque Gageac with versatile accommodation, built into the rock, set in over an acre of gardens and woodland, offering privacy and countryside views, just 10 minutes ...
494,500 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view and panoramic view in La Roque Gageac, Aquitaine
Ref 246440
Beautifully presented 5 bedroom stone built house, which is situated under the gaze of the Les Jardins Marquessayac on the edge of La Roque Gageac (which is certified as one of the most beautiful v...
720,000 EUR
3 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view with Established Rental in La Roque Gageac, Aquitaine
Ref 242822
This beautifully and sympathetically restored home sits on the heights of La Roque Gageac, which is one of the prettiest villages in France and with simply breathtaking views of the Dordogne river ...
495,000 EUR
7 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Veyrignac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248196
Wonderful opportunity to acquire 3 beautifully restored stone houses nestling in over 13 acres of glorious land while enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near Veyring...
798,000 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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