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Buying a House in France - The Purchase
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The price normally includes the agency commission but will not include the notaire's fee and taxes. These amount to 7-10% of the purchase price.
It is wise to check with each agent as to what the price includes and how much the approximate notaire's fees will be on the property prior to making your offer.

The price may be negotiable and the French agent might be able to give you a guide price that the vendor has intimated he will accept.

  • You may make your offer direct to the French agent or through us, although in the present busy market it is advisable to let the local agent know of your interest immediately. A verbal offer is not binding.

  • We or our agent will endeavour to obtain the best possible price for you.

  • An offer to purchase can contain several conditions. Obtaining a mortgage on your property in France is normally included in the first contract - in fact if you are not applying for a mortgage a paragraph will be inserted to confirm this. A mortgage application cannot be made without a signed first contract accompanying the application form.

  • You may also make the contract conditional on obtaining permission to convert outbuildings to living accommodation.

  • The first contract is subject to and in certain areas conditional on reports for termite, asbestos and lead.

  • You are not committed to the purchase until you have signed the contract and paid a deposit, and even then you have a seven day cooling off period in which you can change your mind.

  • Together we and our agents guide you through the purchasing procedure.

  • The conveyance of a property in France is carried out by a Notaire -the only person able to convey property in France. Our agent will normally recommend a local notaire. The notaire must be satisfied that all conditional clauses have been satisfied prior to the final contract being signed.

  • He is also able to advise on any question regarding property or family law.

  • Our assistance will continue throughout the purchasing procedure which will normally take 2-4 months, although in some instances a much longer completion period may suit both buyer and seller.
    completion period may suit both buyer and seller.


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