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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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3 bedroom house for sale, Sable sur Sarthe, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

3 bedroom house for sale, Sable sur Sarthe, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire
299,600 EUR

3 bedroom house for sale, Sable sur Sarthe, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

- Heart of a popular tourist village - Excellent communication links - Short drive to Sable sur Sarthe, Le Mans, Laval and Angers - New roof and mains drainage - Ideal lock and leave prope...

REF: 218506
  • Floor Size: 700 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 3
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Beautiful French Chateau for Sale near Le Mans with 42 acres and Income Potential

Beautiful French Chateau for Sale near Le Mans with 42 acres and Income Potential
1,572,000 EUR
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Beautiful French Chateau for Sale near Le Mans with 42 acres and Income Potential

PRICE REDUCED - Fabulous lifestyle and income opportunity with this beautiful moated French chateau dating back to the Seventeenth Century, set in over 40 acres of private land, with gites, and outbui...

REF: 218337
  • Plot Size: 170,000 square metres (17.00 hectares / 42.01 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 16
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
680,000 EUR

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Spacious, beautifully presented and unique chateau style property,with high painted ceilings, ornate fireplaces, plaster mouldings and ceiling roses, large picture window overlooking a park, ideally s...

REF: 217198
  • Plot Size: 9,000 square metres (0.90 hectares / 2.22 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
689,000 EUR

6 bedroom mill for sale, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

A beautiful character water mill on the river Loir that has been carefully and sympathetically renovated to provide spacious accommodation including a 2 bedroom gite, with lovely gardens, and outbuil...

REF: 217098
  • Floor Size: 324 square metres
  • Plot Size: 166,941 square metres (16.69 hectares / 41.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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9 bedroom manor house for sale, Vaas, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Vaas, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
662,500 EUR

9 bedroom manor house for sale, Vaas, Chateau du Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Charming manoire with 9 bedrooms which has been operating as an upmarket chambres d'hotes and includes a large function room, pool with covered entertainment area, beautiful parkland of over 4 acres...

REF: 216087
  • Floor Size: 600 square metres
  • Plot Size: 17,347 square metres (1.73 hectares / 4.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
695,000 EUR

7 bedroom mill for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Enchanting and versatile character property set in over 12 acres with more than 500m of river frontage along a Class 1 trout river, with a spacious water mill as well as separate gite. This b...

REF: 213267
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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2 bedroom house for sale, La Fleche, Sarthe, Loire Valley

2 bedroom house for sale, La Fleche, Sarthe, Loire Valley
265,200 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, La Fleche, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Unique 2 bedroom dome home with a stunning architectural design and with the possibility of rotating the shell to make the best of the lovely countryside views and to have a differnt view throughout t...

REF: 211119
  • Floor Size: 116 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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Impressive 6 Bedroom Townhouse for Sale in the Loire Valley with Income Generating Potential

Impressive 6 Bedroom Townhouse for Sale in the Loire Valley  with Income Generating Potential
449,400 EUR
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Impressive 6 Bedroom Townhouse for Sale in the Loire Valley with Income Generating Potential

PRICE REDUCED - For anyone looking for a lifestyle change with income opportunity, this impressive character property in the heart of a Loire valley town has much to offer. An ideal choice fo...

REF: 209547
  • Floor Size: 342 square metres
  • Plot Size: 600 square metres (0.06 hectares / 0.15 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire
585,000 EUR

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays-de-la-Loire

This well presented, most elegant, period property dates back to 1791 and given the extent and layout it would be suitable to be run as a B&B, small hotel or gites business. In a peaceful area ...

REF: 207972
  • Plot Size: 18,826 square metres (1.88 hectares / 4.65 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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9 bedroom manor house for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

9 bedroom manor house for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley
550,000 EUR

9 bedroom manor house for sale, La Chartre sur le Loir, Sarthe, Loire Valley

Interesting and historical 9 bedroom home which has been built on the site of a former watch tower with underground escape passages which lead to the nearby monastery. With stunning views over the riv...

REF: 207558
  • Plot Size: 8,000 square metres (0.80 hectares / 1.98 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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