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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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4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
940,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Charming 4 bedroom Provencal style villa, with a total living area of 244m2, ideally situated within a quit residential area yet just a 5 minute drive from the old town of Seillans. Set within...

REF: 225677
  • Floor Size: 244 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,397 square metres (0.54 hectares / 1.33 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
825,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Charming and unique 4 bedroom stone built home, which was beautifully totally renovated in 2014, set within a beautiful Provencal garden of almost 3.5 hectares with a swimming pool, old olive trees an...

REF: 225676
  • Floor Size: 130 square metres
  • Plot Size: 34,817 square metres (3.48 hectares / 8.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
648,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Recently built 4 bedroom villa set within a mature enclosed plot of 2,812m2 with a swimming pool and many olive trees. Features include, on the ground floor: entrance hall, fitted and equipped...

REF: 224903
  • Plot Size: 2,812 square metres (0.28 hectares / 0.69 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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9 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

9 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
2,750,000 EUR

9 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Situated in a quiet setting, yet just a 5 minute drive from charming village of Seillans, this large villa is set within almost 4 hectares of land and has around 540m2 of living space. Main vi...

REF: 224384
  • Floor Size: 560 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

5 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
799,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Modern and spacious 5 bedroom villa, with a total well maintained living area of 260m2, set within a wooded plot of 5,024m2 with a swimming pool and wonderful countryside views. With beautiful ...

REF: 224345
  • Floor Size: 260 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,024 square metres (0.50 hectares / 1.24 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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2 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

2 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
370,000 EUR

2 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Nestling in beautiful landscaped gardens is this charming south facing 2 bedroom stone built villa with pool, enjoying uninterrupted countryside views from its location near all amenities in Seill...

REF: 224217
  • Floor Size: 90 square metres
  • Plot Size: 535 square metres (0.05 hectares / 0.13 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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2 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

2 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
280,000 EUR

2 bedroom house for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Full of character and charm, this bright and spacious 2 bedroom house has a total living area of 102m2, which was totally and tastefully refurbished in 1999 and using high quality materials throughout...

REF: 224085
  • Floor Size: 102 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
445,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Situated in a quiet hilly setting and with stunning countryside, mountain and sea views, this bright and modern villa, with around 170m2 of living area and a 40m2 terrace, is built on 2 levels, which ...

REF: 224041
  • Floor Size: 170 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,500 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.62 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
470,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Charming 3 bedroom Provencal villa, ideally situated in a quiet setting just a few minutes from the village of Seillans. Set out over a single level and with a total living area of around 128m2...

REF: 224040
  • Floor Size: 128 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,886 square metres (0.19 hectares / 0.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

6 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d
749,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Seillans, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Spacious and bright very well presented, fully renovated 6 bedroom villa with pool set in mature landscaped gardens located near to all amenities in the charming village of Seillans, This brig...

REF: 224020
  • Floor Size: 195 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,583 square metres (0.16 hectares / 0.39 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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